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Francis Charles McClain

Obituary for Francis Charles McClain

September 6, 2019


Francis Charles McClain, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Pickering Manor Home in Newtown, PA.

Predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Mary McClain, his brothers, Lawrence, Ernest, and Bernard, his sisters, Louise and Erna, his first wife, Beatrice Osborn McClain and his daughter Brenda Lee McClain. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

As a child, Frank worked in the fields of Tyler Estate before joining the Navy and leaving his childhood sweetheart behind. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran for 26 years, served in three wars, WWII, Korean War and Vietnam as a Chief Gunner's Mate where he was in charge of the maintenance and repair of the weapons on various ships.

Once he retired from the Navy he worked with his brother Larry in the ornamental concrete business before working and retiring at Florida Steel where he was a millwright and resided in Florida for most of his life before reconnecting with his "childhood" sweetheart, Sara. Frank and Sara had a special bond that was never broken. After many years apart they were reunited again and were married for 27 blessed years. The love between them was unshakeable. Unfortunately their time together sadly ended when his beloved Sara passed away eleven months ago. Frank's love for her continued, but his heart was broken. Frank (Pop-Pop Frank) was never alone, all of Sara's kids, grandkids and great grandkids were always around to keep him company until he was reunited once more with his beloved wife.

Frank is predeceased by his beloved wife, Sara (Byelich) McClain, son's Michael and Jerry, and daughter, Martha, son-in-law, Stan, and grandson Raymond. He is survived by her children, Howard and his wife Lena, her daughter-in-law, Lori, son-in-law, Charles, Doris and her husband Ken, Susan and her husband Dan, David and his wife Jodi, Lori and her husband Paul, Jim and his wife Julie, Sara and her husband Joe, Marijean, Terri and her husband Dominic, and Mark and his wife, Tasha; along with her 37 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

Frank's family will receive friends and relatives from 10-11am. Saturday, September 14, at the Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, Newtown, where a memorial service will be held at 11am.

In lieu of flowers to commemorate Frank's life, a donation may be sent to Pickering Manor Home, Newtown, PA or the organization of your choosing.

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323 East Washington Avenue
Newtown, PA 18940
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