Obituary of Edward G. McClive
Born December 20, 1926, died September 23, 2021
He was the son of Douglas Willard McClive (1899-1962) and Emily Warren Bull (1902-1975).
“Ed” attended Lafayette High School and the University of Buffalo. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served in the Pacific theatre as a signalman. Ed was later transferred to an LCI flotilla (landing craft infantry) for the return from Japan. The trip back to the U.S. was a comedy of events usually reserved for the “lesser” navy. It took over a month to overcome adverse winds, unplanned breakdowns and planned delays at naval bases to make the journey from Sasebo, Japan, via Guam, Eniwetok and Hawaii to San Diego, CA.
After returning in 1946, he attended the University of Buffalo, while also working at Buffalo Lithograph Co. He was a printer for 50 years, mostly in middle management positions, retiring from Sterling Sommer, Inc. in 1996 at age 70.
A joiner, he was active in the Boy Scouts; and was an Eagle Scout. He rowed with Lafayette High School crew and the West Side Rowing Club in his younger years, and was active in the Buffalo Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Gyro Club of Buffalo. Ed was involved with the Buffalo Ski Club for over forty-five years, and was a past President and Treasurer. He liked to study history and was a docent at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. His hobbies were gardening, canoeing and working on their family cabin on Lake Kawagama, in the Lake of Bays region of Ontario.
He is survived by two sons, Edward G. Jr. of Rochester, Timothy E. of Potomac, MD and five grandchildren.