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McLean, Barry


Barry R. McLean, 85, died Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Hospice Rose House, Whittier, Ca, with family by his side.
Barry was born on February 5, 1932 in Belvedere Gardens, California to John and Rose McLean. Barry graduated from Garfield High School in 1950. In 1954 Barry attended East Los Angeles College and graduated in 1956.
May 16, 1949 Barry enlisted into the United States Marine Corps and served in the Korean War September 15, 1950 to June 12, 1951. During that time he was in the Chosin Reservoir Campaign North Korea November to December 1950. He was honorably discharged May 15, 1952. In 1966 he joined the Col. Wm. Barber, Orange County Chapter of the Chosin Few.
Barry was married to Dolores Keane from 2/19/1955 to10/13/1983. They had 5 children Cathy, Michael, Julie, Jackie and David.
In 1962 he started working at Sears & Roebuck, he held many positions while with the Company until his retirement in 1992.
In 1988 Barry was introduced to Doris through his aunt and a friend, they were married on May 9, 1992.
He enjoyed building and flying radio controlled airplanes, he joined the Quaker RC Club and the Santa Fe Dam RC Club. He built his first airplane when he was five. He also enjoyed going camping, hunting and fishing with family and friends.
His loss will be deeply felt. He is survived by his wife Doris, his 5 children and their spouses, his 9 grandchildred and their spouses, and 6 great-grandchildren.
Published in Whittier Daily News on Jan. 30, 2018
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