OBITUARY

Douglas J. McLear

November 12, 1952January 3, 2013

Funeral services for Douglas J. McLear, age 60 of Kissimmee FL and formerly of Hammond, NY will be held on Wednesday (Jan 9, 2013) at 4:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

Calling hours will be held also on Wednesday from 1:00pm until the time of the service. Douglas passed away at his home in Florida on January 3, 2013.

Surviving is his mother Bernadette McLear of Waddington; fiancé Wynne Burnes of FL; and a brother Craig McLear of Morristown, uncles Lewis "Reggie" McLear & his wife Carol of Morristown, Marvin McLear & his wife Dorothy of Morristown and cousin Mel McLear & his wife Janet of Hammond. He was predeceased by his father Avery McLear.

Doug was born in Ogdensburg, NY on November 12, 1952, the son of Avery & Bernadette (LaFave) McLear. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1971 and continued his education at Canton ATC. He enlisted in the US Air Force from October 1972 until February 1977 and then the US Army from February 1977 to January 1980. He then worked as an EMT for Ogdensburg Rescue, Seaway Valley Ambulance, RB Lawrence Ambulance and then as a telephone operator for Ogdensburg Correctional until relocating to Florida.

He was a member of the Ogdensburg AMVETS, American Legion & Moose Lodge, Sons of Union of the Civil War, National Volunteer Fire Council in Washington, DC, Air Defense Radar Association, State of NY Fireman’s Association, Brier Hill Fire Dept. and St. Mary’s Cathedral.

He enjoyed hunting & photography. Memorial contributions can be made to the Brier Hill Fire Department.

Services

  • Calling Hours Wednesday, January 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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Michael Warren

January 8, 2013

So sorry to hear of the loss of this man. He was a giver of himself and his time, and will be missed by many! Our thoughts are with you all. Thank you for sharing him with us! Michael and Patty Warren (Brier Hill, NY)

Lori & Pat Hackett

January 7, 2013

Wynne...our condolences go out to you during this difficult time. We have you in our thoughts and prayers...

January 6, 2013

Wynne, sorry to hear about Doug. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Just wondered the other day if you were still in Florida. Bev and Lynn Thompson

January 6, 2013

Sorry for your loss Wynne,Craig and family. I will miss Dougs vast knowledge in the fire service. He always tried to lead me in the right direction. May he rest in peace. Chief Shawn Macaulay ,Brier Hill F.D.

bob skelly

January 6, 2013

Very sorry to hear of Doug's passing away. Former classmate Bob Skelly.

Brent Bellinger

January 5, 2013

Hi Craig,
Sorry to hear about your brother.

fredrick horton

January 5, 2013

gruffy. i am very sorry for the loss of your brother doug. my thought go out to you and your family. t was my pleasure to know and fight fires with your brother doug in my 25 years as a volunture fire fighter with brier hill fire company #2. RIP doug.

January 5, 2013

Wynne. So sorry to hear about Duggie. We shared lots of great times together. He was a great man and friend. RIP my friend. RJ Vernsey

Linda Marcheterre

January 5, 2013

Wynne I am very sorry for loss he was great guy and alot of fun to work with we had great memories. you are in my prayers I hope you can get through the tough times.he is now in wonderful place in heaven. Linda Marcheterre

John McLear

January 5, 2013

Wynee, sorry for your loss from the UK