Rev. Norman C. McLean, 86, formerly of Chautauqua, N.Y., and a resident of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community since October 2010, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.
He was born in Greenville on Dec. 20, 1926, a son of Ralph and Mamie Winters McLean. He married Anne Bowersox on June 9, 1950, and she preceded him in death on July 21, 2012.
He was a 1944 graduate of Penn High School, a 1948 graduate of Thiel College; in 1950 he received his bachelor of divinity degree and then in 1951 a master’s degree in sacred theology from Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, N.J. His first appointment was at Bemus Point (N.Y.) United Methodist Church; he then served Brockway United Methodist Church and later at various United Methodist churches in Niagara Falls, Chautauqua, Lockport, Buffalo and Westfield before retiring in 1989.
In retirement, he enjoyed golfing in the Chautauqua area and in Cooper City, Fla. He was an avid sports fan who was normally tuned to ESPN.
He is survived by a nephew, G. Edward Bowersox III of Somerset; two nieces, Marilyn Faris of Bryn Mawr and Marjorie Fiebinger of Vienna, Austria; two great-nephews; two great-nieces; several great-great nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Bowersox of Somerset.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
The memorial service will be held March 1 at 2 p.m. in the Barco Chapel of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community, 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville, with the Rev. Sarah Roncolato, pastor of Stone United Methodist Church, officiating.
Memorials may be made to The Wesbury Foundation, 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or Thiel College, Office of Advancement, 75 College Ave., Greenville, Pa. 16125.
Arrangements are under the direction of Robert W. Waid Funeral Home Inc., 581 Chestnut St., Meadville.
Memories and condolences may be shared at waidfuneralhome.net.