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Obituary: Gordon G. McLean

Former Springfield Police Dispatcher dies at 87.

Gordon G. McLean

Police Dispatcher/Glazier

 Mr. Gordon G. McLean, 87, died on November 28, 2012 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA.

 Born in Haverford, PA, Mr. McLean was a graduate of Haverford High School.  He was employed by McCrossan Glass Co. in Springfield for many years and later Trimm Glass in Media.  He was also a dispatcher for the Springfield Police Department.  In his later years he served as an assistant at the Kovacs Funeral Home in Springfield for many year.

 Mr. McLean was a Army veteran of WWII where he served in the European Theater.  A resident of Springfield for over 55 years, he was a longtime member of the Blue Church in Springfield where he served as an usher and a trustee for many years.  He was a lifetime member of the Springfield Ambulance Corp. where he served as president.  While an active member for over 25 years, he performed over 3,000 ambulance runs.  Mr. McLean also served as a girls’ softball coach for the Springfield Athletic Association and as trainer for the Springfield Hockey Club.  He also volunteered as a cub scout leader.

 He was an avid golfer.  He was committed to serving others, whatever their need.  He was devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren.    

 He is survived by two sons, Alan G. McLean of Devon, PA and David G. McLean of Drexel Hill, PA, two daughters, Susan L. Molitoris of West Grove, PA and Barbara Grotyohann of Georgia, one brother, Ivan McLean of Virginia, and 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Janice T. McLean in September 2012.

 Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Monday, December 3, after 6:00 PM at the Kovacs Funeral Home, Inc., 530 W. Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064.  Also invited to a viewing on Tuesday, December 4, at the funeral home after 9:30 AM until the time of his funeral service at 11:30 AM.

 Interment will be in Edgewood Memorial Gardens, Glen Mills, PA

 Donations in his memory may be made to The Parkinson Council, Inc.,

110 Presidential Blvd., Suite 250, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 or online atwww.TheParkinsonCouncil.org.

 ww.kovacsfuneral home.com

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