OBITUARY

Albert McClaran

October 1, 1946November 16, 2020

Albert McClaran, age 74, passed away on November 16, 2020. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 1, 1946. Al was preceded in death by his parents, E.L. and Jerry McClaran, son Jason, brother Gerald and granddaughter Karissa. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Sharon, daughter Jennifer Werland and husband Michael, step-daughter Rhonda Soto and husband Rick. Sisters Donna Tramel and husband Jeff and Alandia Pinchera. 4 Granddaughters, Kaylynn, Sterling, Trevi and Christen. 9 Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War as a Medical Specialist. After his discharge in 1968, he had a long and distinguished career in the Oil and Gas Industry and retired in 2013 from TransCanada Pipeline.

Al was the Life of the party. He loved to dance and was always the first one on the dance floor. His famous saying was “Dance like nobody’s looking.” He loved to travel and tell jokes. His favorite past time was spending time with family, playing games, bowling, listening to Elvis, eating hotdogs and Oreo’s.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 with a Military Graveside Service following. Due to Covid 19 policy restrictions seating capacity is very limited and will be by invitation only. Pallbearers are Eddy Thomas, Bob Flynn, Steve Palmer, Jeff Tramel, Steven Palmer and Gerald Pinchera. The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Albert’s name to PTSD Foundation of America/Camp Hope. The link to donate is PTSDUSA.org.

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Dave Johnsen

November 24, 2020

The Man, the Myth, the Legend,
Al was so full of love and life. Every minute of being with him was a minute to be appreciated. I was blessed and honored to have him as a friend!
Sharon, he loved you so much. You have my deepest condolences.

Beverly & Bob Flynn

November 23, 2020

A bright light has definitely been extinguished. Bob & I will miss Al; he was a unique individual! We are very thankful for all the special memories of fun times we had together.
Dear Sharon~ You will never get over the loss but you will get through it in time with the support of your family and friends. ❤️

Ronnie mcgaughey

November 22, 2020

AL was a wonderful person that everyone loved.I was always glad to see him on our Monday morning bowling league and when I heard his Ih eeee , knew things were going good. He made people smile even when they were bowling bad. such a great guy, he will be missed. Ronnie Mc

Devin Partney

November 22, 2020

Al was one of the nicest guys I've ever had the privilege to meet. He was always kind and cheerful and would often stop by to say hello or ask how things were going. He was always willing to offer support to the many school programs I'd take part in, and offered me plenty of good advice throughout my life. I can say, for certain, that I became a better man thanks to the kindness and wisdom that Al shared with me.

Keith and Cheryl Partney

November 22, 2020

A bright and beautiful light has been extinguished prematurely from this world. Our hearts weep for Sharon and his family. We consider ourselves truly blessed to have had Al in our life. We have no doubt that God has called another Angel home. We will miss our driveway chats about life, our laughter as we embarrass our wives, and your loud "Good Mornings" as we shuffle to work and you walk around the block. We will remember and miss Al every single day. With all of our love and condolences. Keith. Cheryl, Devin and Koen Partney

Ron Hayes

November 21, 2020

Albert was one of the best friends I ever had. To know Al was to love Al. There wasn't a day that went by that we didn't have some kind of contact by E-mail, Face Book, or phone calls. We were room mates at La Tech. We stayed in touch while he served in Vietnam. God bless Al. I dearly miss you.

Gabriela Herrera

November 21, 2020

I can remember back to when I was a little girl. I remember him walking through my aunt Janie and papaws door. I ran to give him a big ol hug and honestly I thought it was my papaw but I looked up and seen he was chuckling and hugged me back while telling me “I’m papaw noonie not papaw.”but ever since that day he has always shined his smile and hugs my way. He will truly be missed. Rest easy.

Dennis Shelmerdine

November 21, 2020

Sharon we are so sorry to hear about Albert!
Our deepest sympathy to you and the family!
I really enjoyed the emails from him and keeping us up to date on everyone down there.
I especially loved the Jokes he would send. He’s probably telling his jokes to everyone in heaven now.

Love yas, Denny & Andrea

Steve and Rose Palmer

November 21, 2020

Sharon just can't get it in my head that Al has past we will all miss him very much. You know if you need anything any time all you have to do is call. Our prayers are with you.

Carol Ann Johns

November 19, 2020

Sharon and Rest of Al's Family, So sorry to hear of Al's passing, Carroll and I were so looking forward to spending time with you both when all this Virus mess is over. I just keep seeing Al's smile in my mind and will always miss it. God Bless You!

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