HARTWICK — Mr. Clyde E. (Chub) McLean, 75, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at his home.
He was born in Cooperstown on May 11, 1926, a son of Willard and Ella (Southworth) McLean.
Chub attended Edmeston Central School.
He married Elaine Fish on Aug. 2, 1947.
He worked his family farm for 20 years and did some logging as well. He was also a machine operator for the town of Burlington.
Chub was a former member of the Hartwick Rod and Gun Club, the Hartwick Veterans Club and a member of the Otsego Ramblers Country and Western Band.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a musician as well. He played the mandolin, fiddle and the harmonica. He also enjoyed clog dancing.
Chub will be fondly remembered by his family and friends as a person who enjoyed life to its fullest.
Chub is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Elaine, of Hartwick; four daughters, Linda and Frank Wenz of Burlington, Carol and Buck Hoover of West Winfield, Sandra Laymon and her friend, Waters, of Brooklyn and June and Richard Dolhun of Richfield Springs; two sons, Martin and Joan McLean of Hartwick and Timothy McLean and his fiance, Janet Preston, of Hartwick; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer and Larry Truax Jr., Frank Wenz IV, Tammy and David Browning, Michael and Heather Hoover, Robert Hoover, Melissa Beach, Lisa McLean, Chad and Holly McLean, Cory Laymon and Donald Mitchell Jr.; 12 great-grandchildren; nine sisters, Erma Hughes of Oneonta, Beulah Osborn of Burlington Flats, Edna Ruland of Binghamton, Betty Crockford of Ithaca, Columbine and Louis Oblak of Hartwick, Gladys and Harold Scrivener of New Berlin, Alberta Eastman of Freeville, Albeama and Kenneth Gaborsek of Fly Creek and Marjorie and Ralph Snyder of Fuguay-Varina, N.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Arnold and Dorothy McLean, of Hartwick; and many close nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; five brothers, Nelson, Kenneth, Lyle, Norman and Leonard McLean; and a sister, Wanda Stewart.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home in Cooperstown, with the Rev. John Young officiating.
Burial will be in the spring.
Calling hours will be on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home in Cooperstown when the family will be in attendance.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown and Milford.
Published in The Daily Star on Jan. 22, 2002.