SILVER SPRING, Md. — Melvin William McClain, “Uncle Bill”, passed peacefully on Wednesday morning, June 26, 2013, shortly after his 88th birthday in Silver Spring.
A son of Melvin Allen McClain and Carrie Helen Schrader McClain, he is survived by his sister, Carole Jean McIndoe and her husband Darrell “Skip” McIndoe; his nieces, Holly Beaulac, Wendy Austin and Sherri Condon; his nephews, Scott and Bruce McIndoe; and many more friends and relatives, who will all greatly miss their Uncle Bill.
He was born and raised in Canfield, Ohio, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a member of a PT Boat squadron in the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean.
He graduated from Kent (Ohio) State University and was frequently commended during many years of service to the Kent State chapter of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
He opened a Town and Country furniture store in Sharon and continued to work as an interior designer after selling the store, including service as president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.
His last years were spent with his sister and her husband in Woodbine, Md.
Bill was buried in Hermitage at Hillcrest Memorial Park, with his mother and father. The family will honor Bill with a private memorial service.