PJ Obit: 3/13/2001: Falconer: George Everett McClaran Jr. 79, of 234 Lister Ave., died
at 9:45 p.m. Sunday (March 11, 2001) in his home.
He was born Dec. 5, 1921, in Jamestown, the son of George E. and Chloe Gardner
A lifelong area resident, he was a 1940 graduate of Falconer High School. He was a
veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army from Nov. 14, 1944 to April 30, 1946,
in Belgium, France and Germany as a truck driver and military policeman. He earned the
EAME Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and World War II Victory Medal. He
had been employed by Jamestown Medal Corporation for 43 years, as a press operator,
retiring in 1986.
He enjoyed fishing as well as being outdoors.
He is survived by four sons: David McClaran of Sinclairville; Todd McClaran of
Jamestown, Dennis Weiler of Falconer and David Weiler of Kennedy; three daughters:
Connee Brown and Kim Wiles, both of Jamestown and Diane Calkins of Bemus Point; 15
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Doris Turner of Jamestown.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vivian Jones McClaran, who died in 1963; his
second wife, Avalon E. Sheldon McClaran, who died in 1989; a son Daniel McClaran,
1983; and a daughter, Julie Barber, 1974.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in VanRensselaer & Son Funeral
Home, 14 Church St., Randolph. The Rev. Timothy Phelps, pastor of Falconer United
Methodist Church, will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Falconer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.