Daniel MacLean

December 8, 1929 - December 26, 2020
Daniel MacLean

Daniel N. MacLean, 91, of Wellsville, passed away at Calcutta Health Care Center on Saturday, December 26, 2020, after a brief illness.

The son of the late Donald N.”Cap” MacLean and Edith H. Taylor MacLean, Dan was born in Wellsville on December 8, 1929. He lived his entire life in Wellsville. Dan graduated from Wellsville High School in 1947. He then attended Kent State University before enrolling and graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1951.

 A US Army veteran, having enlisted in 1951, Dan served his country for three years of which 14 months were in Korea during the Korean Conflict. He served with the Second Infantry Division 12th Field Artillery Battalion as a forward observer and fire direction specialist. He was awarded three bronze battle stars.  He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant prior to his honorable discharge in 1954.

After his discharge, he joined his father and uncle as a funeral director at the MacLean Funeral Home. He continued his service to his community with the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home for many years. Dan received his 50 years of service pin from the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.

In 1951, he married Joanne Fitzsimmons and they shared 66 years together until her death in 2017. Dan and Joanne enjoyed traveling which included all of the 48 continental United States, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

Dan was a member of the Riverside Presbyterian Church where he served on Session, was an Elder and a Deacon. Dan was a charter member of the Wellsville Jaycees, a member of the Wellsville Historical Society, and was once named Citizen of the Year by the Wellsville Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Wellsville Board of Education in the 1960s. He served for 46 years on the Wellsville Carnegie Library Board and was president and clerk treasurer there for many years. In December 2019, he retired from the library board. The library honored him by naming a gathering area the Daniel N. MacLean Activity Room. Dan was a lifelong member of the Korean War Veterans Association, a member of Chapter 126 of the Korean War Veterans Association, where he served as a trustee. He received a Distinguished Service Award from the Jaycees in 1965. Dan was a member of the Ohio Embalmers Association, a lifetime member of the American Motorcycle Association, and life member of the Harley Owners Group. Dan was a trustee of the Eddie Dew Memorial Airport and a life member of the Columbiana County Fish and Game Association (Friday night pistol league). Dan was also a private pilot.

Dan was a doting grandfather who could be found supporting his grandchildren at all of their functions. He was also a great supporter of the Wellsville girls basketball and volleyball teams.

Dan is survived by three children: Daniel N. “Skip” MacLean III of Wellsville, Karen L. MacLean of Lisbon, and Heather J. MacLean Hitt and her husband, Mike, of Wellsville. He also leaves behind his three grandchildren: Jacob MacLean Hitt of Rogers, Cody Michael Hitt of Calcutta, and Kelly Danielle MacLean of East Liverpool.

In addition to his parents and wife, Dan was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Rose.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the front line workers from Salem Community Hospital, Tower Three, and to the Calcutta Health Care Center for the excellent care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dan’s name can be made to the Wellsville Historical Society or The Wellsville Carnegie Library.

In compliance with Ohio State Regulations and in recognition of the Covid-19 pandemic, masks and social distancing will be required during the visitation which will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 11:00am- 1:00pm at the CARE Funeral & Cremation Specialists – MacLean Chapel at 509 Riverside Avenue in Wellsville. A private family service will follow. Daniel will be afforded full military honors and burial will held in Spring Hill Cemetery in Wellsville.

 


Service

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
1:30 PM

Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists – MacLEAN Chapel - Directions
509 Riverside Avenue
Wellsville, Ohio 43968
330-532-1553

Burial

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Spring Hill Cemetery - Directions

Wellsville, Ohio 43968

Visitation

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists – MacLEAN Chapel - Directions
509 Riverside Avenue
Wellsville, Ohio 43968
330-532-1553

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  • December 28, 2020
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Daniel N. Maclean, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Daniel N. Maclean, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • December 28, 2020
    Mel Bickerton says:
    Skip, Heather and all of your family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. You have been blessed with wonderful, loving parents who gave you years of love and great memories. Praying for comfort and strength for your family.

  • December 28, 2020
    Michael McCutcheon says:
    The McCutcheon family extend their condolences, love and gratitude to the MacLean family. Danny and Joanne created a great union and family and their legacy is something more than a memory...it’s a treasure. Skip, Karen, and Heather your father’s passing is sorrowful; however, his life and Joanne’s together was a great celebration.

  • December 28, 2020
    Susan Perry says:
    Kelly, MacLean family, and the whole funeral service team, I am sorry for this tremendous loss. One can only hope for a valiant legacy and the love of his family such as his. Praying for your comfort and strength.

  • December 28, 2020
    Pam Smith says:
    I feel blessed to have known Danny and to have been able to call him “friend”. I will miss our talks. He was one of the kindest men I have ever known. This world needs more people like Danny. I will miss you my friend. RIP until we all meet again.