James R. McClaine, 85, of Sugarcreek Twp, died Saturday, May 6, 2023 at his home.
Born February 21, 1938 in Seybertown, he was the son of Frank J. and Ada M. (Schott) McClaine.
An East Brady High School graduate, Jim enlisted in the US Army. He served as a Specialist 4 and received carbide and rifle marksman badges and expert pistol badge. After his discharge, Jim spent his career at Penreco as a machinist.
Jim was a member of the American Legion Post #488 in Bradys Bend, and the VFW Post #7132 in Rimersburg.
Jim enjoyed taking care of his lawn, woodworking, motorcycle riding and will be remembered for his great sense of humor.
He is survived by one daughter, Linda (Larry) Convery of Kittanning, three grandsons, Jeffrey (Ashley) Biondo of Gloucester, VA, Larry (Susie) Convery of Bridgeville, PA, Aden Convery of Kittanning and four great grandsons, Cole, Brayden, Rylan and Riley Biondo.
Jim is also survived by two sisters; Jean Weibel of Queenstown, Kathleen (Jack) Healy of Seneca and one brother, Rodney McClaine of North Washington.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, Johnathon Biondo, five brothers, Charles, George, Ronald, Frank and William McClaine and one sister, Ruth Libecco.
Friends of James R. McClaine will be received from 2:00-4:00 PM, 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Buechele Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. 707 Kellys Way, East Brady, PA 16028.
The McClaine Family asks that memorials be made in Jim’s name to Sugarcreek Ambulance Service 2030 PA-268 East Brady, PA 16028.
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