September 26, 1957 – April 2, 2021
Thomas (Tom) McLean, born in Bellshills Scotland on September 26th 1957, died in West Hills California on April 2nd 2021. Survived by his wife Micaela, sons Andrew and David, brothers John and Malcolm, sisters-in-law Tricia and Margaret, daughter-in-law Nicole, grand-daughters Cora and Ivy, hounds Penny and Butterscotch, cats Minxy and Tess, and numerous amazing nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers. Preceded in death by father Thomas, mother Isabella and wife Elizabeth of 30 years.
A live and live-streamed ceremony will be held at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11am. If you plan to attend live, please dress casually. Tom would come wearing shorts, sandals and a Hawaiian shirt :-) This will be ceremony of his life in a beautiful and relaxed setting outdoors.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made to the Khan Academy whose mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your contribution can be matched by your employer. Visit KahnAcademy.org, click donate. Under your name, there is a link to “click here to give in honor of another person”. There you can enter honoree Thomas McLean and Thomas_McLean@sbcglobal.net and the family will be notified that a donation has been made honoring Thomas!
Services under the direction of Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Mortuary & Crematory.
- Kahn Academy
Celebration of Life
Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park
Tranquility Outdoor Area
May 3, 2021
Tom was a valued friend and colleague and will be deeply missed. He was a great engineer, but an amazing friend and such a pleasure to work with. We faced many challenges but he worked hard to find solutions and always had a positive attitude.
My deepest sympathies to his family,
May 2, 2021
Could it be 35 years ago I saw two guys looking into our lab windows in building 31? Walking up the aisle, I thought they were lost. I walked up to them, introduced myself, and asked their names. It was Tom McLean and Greg Moore. They said they were scoping out our facility since they were moving from Eton street to the Woodland Hills facility (Litton). I laughed and mentioned, I am their engineering planner if they needed anything, any help with getting parts, or finding their way around, please let me know. Since that time, Tom has been a good friend from work. From regular engineer to our director of engineering, he would always stop and say hello. He and I passed many jokes together throughout the years. We even had a party for him when he became an American citizen (the jokes were relentless since his accent was so heavy) . I met his lovely wife one day leaving Brett's Deli with my father in law a couple of years ago. Tom was a lovely person and we be greatly missed.
April 27, 2021
Heartfelt thoughts to Toms family. Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. RIP, until we meet again.
April 27, 2021
Tom left us too soon, but he will live in our hearts and our memories full of love, joy, and compassion. Rest in peace Tom.
With loving memories,
Albert and Jin