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Thomas Vance (Tommy) McClain

January 20, 1960 ~ October 30, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old
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Thomas McClain Obituary

Thomas Vance McClain, 63, of Butler, was born January 20, 1960, in Pittsburgh, PA. He was the beloved son of the late William and Janie Peterson McClain. 

Thomas attended West Mifflin North High School. He was the youngest of 7 siblings. Immediately after high school, Thomas enlisted in the United States Marines as a weapon specialist. Later in life, Thomas became a fantastic chef for various restaurants. Thomas was a true comedian! His laughter brightened the hearts of many! When he walked into the room his presence alone could fill you with joy. He was always well dressed, and Tommy loved to accessorize with his jewelry and hats. Thomas was a great basketball player known for his exceptional skills and dedication to the game. His passion for basketball was evident from an early age, and he tirelessly honored his craft. His on-court presence was larger than life. Thomas was baptized at Bethlehem Temple Church (Duquesne) on October 21, 2007.

Thomas departed this life on October 30, 2023, in Butler, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents, mother, Janie Bell Peterson McClain, father, William Thomas McClain, and sister, Susan Jane McClain.   

Thomas is survived by his loving family; three sons, Thomas McClain, Jr., Jason McClain, Maurice Gray, daughter, Keanna McClain; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Bowman, Patricia McClain, Marilyn (Raymond) McClain-Rice; two brothers, William (Lillian) McClain, Lonnie McClain; fiancée, Mary Hutchinson; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

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November 7, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church
27 South 6th Street
Duquesne, PA 15110

Funeral Service
November 7, 2023

11:00 AM
Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church
27 South 6th Street
Duquesne, PA 15110

Interment following funeral service
November 7, 2023

National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
1158 Morgan Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017


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