Gregory Bruce McClure (1949 - 2017)

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Dr. Gregory Bruce McClure, age 68, passed away on November 27, 2017, in Annapolis, Maryland with his beloved wife, Mary, at his side. Greg was born on May 12, 1949, in DuBois, Pennsylvania, to Ira Crosby and Eileen Killila McClure. Upon graduating from DuBois Central Catholic in 1967, he attended the University of Pittsburgh where he wrestled for the varsity team and graduated with degrees in microbiology and biophysics in 1971.

Greg worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources in Harrisburg before pursuing a degree in dentistry from Temple University from which he graduated in 1987. Dr. McClure practiced dentistry in Binghamton, N.Y., until 1999, when after obtaining MBA and MPH degrees from Cornell and the University of Albany, he decided to serve the public's health needs as the Dental Director of the State of Delaware. Since "retiring" from his position with Delaware in 2016, he has served as the Dental Director for the State of Maryland and as President of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. Dr. McClure was passionate about his work and improving the oral health of the public - especially disadvantaged and lower income families.

Greg was married for 46 years to his true love, Mary, with whom he happily raised three children. He loved his children's sports endeavors and rarely missed their games, meets, and tournaments. He was a devout Pitt alumni, enjoyed playing golf, and humbly provided meaningful and moving toasts at family gatherings. He treasured his grandchildren and his faith, and was grateful for a full and blessed life.

Greg is survived by his wife, Mary Pontzer McClure; his children, Gregory Michael McClure and wife Jessica, Robert Ian McClure and wife Amy, and Erin Kathleen McClure and husband Ben Forget; his four grandchildren John McClure, Thomas Forget, Bridget McClure, and Adeline McClure; his brother Michael McClure; and his many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eileen and Ira McClure.

A funeral Mass will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Church in DuBois, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. Condolences may be offered at a gathering in the church at 10 a.m. before mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to The McClure Family Scholarship at DuBois Central Catholic, Department of Advancement, P.O. Box 567, DuBois, PA 15801.
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Published in The Courier Express from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2017