J. McLean Sr.
in The News-Press on September 18, 2010
J. McLean Sr. of Lehigh Acres passed Wednesday, September 15, 2010 of cancer.
He was born August 5, 1923 in Feasterville, PA. He attended Lower Moreland High
School and received a full baseball scholarship to Wake Forest University.
college he was signed with the St. Louis Cardinals. After playing ball, he joined
the US Marine Corps and served for four years during World War II. He was a member
of the American Legion Post 323 of Lehigh Acres, Florida and a D.A.V. After a
career in baseball in the early 1950s he entered into a partnership with his father
Adam and brother Aleck to form McLean & Sons Real Estate, after receiving
his broker's license.
After a successful career in real estate he moved
to Florida in 1972. He returned to work for the State of Florida for 16 more years
before finally retiring. His baseball career records can be viewed at the Cooperstown
Hall of Fame in Ohio. He was a leading home run hitter with a batting average
He is survived by his wife, Viola M. McLean, his son Robert McLean
Jr. and his wife Gail of Lehigh, his daughter Donna R. Sofet and her husband James
of Doylestown, PA, two step-daughters Kathleen Marie Reed, Barbara Kleintop both
of Lehigh, grandsons Robert Keyes, Daniel Keyes, Matthew Kleintop, Michael Heaton,
David Fox, granddaughters Holly Nyholm, Melisa Corbin, Melonie Rose, many great
grandchildren, nieces and nephews and one sister Doris Hayes of Doylestown, PA.
memorial service will be held at Farley Funeral Home 1100 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh
Acres on Monday, August 20th at 12:00pm. Friends and family are welcome. He will
be sadly missed by his loving family.