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Robert McClain Jr.

Services for Robert Lee McClain Jr. of Penn Valley will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at All Souls’ Cemetery in Long Beach. Interment will follow.

Mr. McClain died Tuesday, Sept. 28. He was 87.

He was born June 3, 1917, in Mariposa, to Robert Lee McClain and Ethel Dallas McClain. He served in the U.S. Army and received the American Campaign Medal, European, African and Middle Eastern Campaign Medals. Following his discharge he worked for the Norwalk Station No. 20 in Los Angeles County for 25 years. He retired as Battalion Chief in 1972. He married Rose Phyllis Melendez on March 22, 1973, in Las Vegas, Nev. They have been residents of Nevada County for 24 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed traveling. He was a member of the Rifle Rod and Gun Club locally and a 55-year member of Elks, currently a member of the Nevada City Elks Lodge No. 518.



He is survived by his wife, Rose McClain of Penn Valley; daughter and son-in-law Jan McClain Magnuess and David Magnuess of Davis; granddaughter, Steffanie McClain Bradley of Palo Alto; grandson, John Robert Finkelstein of San Francisco; stepdaughter and stepson-in-law Paula Rose and Charles Ayres of Lake Wood; stepson, Paul Fierro of Thailand; step-grandson and step-granddaughter-in-law, Ryan Charles and Tracy Ayres of Anaheim; step-great-grandchildren Katlin C. Hook, Kristin R. Hood, Caden M. Hood, Taylor N. Ayres and Parker D. Ayres. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Lee McClain; daughter, Betty Karen McClain; and first wife, Providence McClain.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pride Industries, 13080 Earhart Ave., Auburn 95603 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 1824, Sacramento.




Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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