Gerard Thomas McLean, 95, of Pittston, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019, at home. Born in Exeter on February 15, 1924, he was the son of Harry and Marie Burke McLean.
He was a graduate of Exeter High School and attended the University of Wisconsin. Gerard served in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War.
He had worked for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center for 40 years.
He was a long-time member of St. Rocco’s Church, Pittston and most recently a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston; a former officer of the Pittston VFW; and a former treasurer for many years of the Fides Club. He was an avid golfer and often played at Emanon Country Club. He also enjoyed bowling and was active in several bowling leagues. For several years, he along with his wife were scout leaders for Boy Scout Pack #303 and also were active with Pittston Meals On Wheels. He loved music and loved to sing. He was an avid Cleveland Indians fan. He was very proud of his Irish heritage. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and will be greatly missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Victoria Roman McLean in 2017; infant son, Joseph McLean; brothers, John and Francis McLean; sisters, Marie Berry and Catherine Gilvary.
Surviving are his children, Michael McLean, Colorado; Mary Ellen McLean, at home; and David McLean and his wife Mary Ann, Pittston Township; grandchildren, Amanda and her husband Albert Niedzwiecki and David and Cody McLean; great-grandson, Leon Niedzwiecki; brother-in-law, Joseph Roman, Pittston; sister-in-law, Jeanne Roman, Pittston; numerous nieces and nephews.
Special thank you to Dr. Fasciana, the staff of Compassionate Care Hospice, Active Day of Plains, and Eileen from Home Instead for the wonderful care they provided to Gerard.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 9am from Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Interment will follow in St. Rocco’s Cemetery. Friends may call Monday, November 4, 2019 from 4pm-7pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.