John L. McClelland

November 29, 2011

McClelland, John Obituary

John Lindsay McClelland, 87, died peacefully at home on 11/28/11 surrounded by his loving family.

John was a proud Scotsman who was very proud to have adopted America as his home. He lived many years in Kearny before moving to Lakewood 7 years ago.

Visiting will be on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive Kearny (map/directions). Service will be on Saturday at 11 am in the First Presbyterian Church in Kearny (map/directions). Private cremation will follow.

John was a repairman and installer for N.Y. Telephone. He was a member of The Pioneers of America. A devoted church goer, he was also Past Master of Copestone Ophir Masonic Lodge and was Past President of The Scots American Club, both in Kearny.

He is the devoted husband of 64 years to Catherine (nee Cowan), loving father of Arthur McClelland, Mary Buist and Jean Bartholomew. Brother of Hugh McClelland and the late Grace Stevenson. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren; Ian McClelland, Billy and Amy Buist, and Richard, Lindsay and Kate Bartholomew, as well as his great granddaughter, Madelyn.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to Summit Speech School c/o the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at


December 2, 2011

Visiting - Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home - 2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


December 3, 2011

Funeral Service - First Presbyterian Church, Kearny - 11:00 a.m.

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