Edward L. McLean (Ted) of Pearl River, NY, passed away, June 21, 2019, at home. He was 94 years old.
Ted McLean worked as an Administrator of Community Education for the NYC Department of Education in Bronx, NY. He was with the department for 37 years before retiring in 1987.
Ted was born June 1, 1925 in Bronx, NY to Hugh McLean and Rose Smyth.
He was educated in NYC and graduated from Power Memorial H.S. in 1943. He earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Health and Physical Education from Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY, in 1950.
He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 attaining the rank of Radioman 3rd Class. He served in the Pacific and spent 6 months in Japan.
On June 5, 1949, he married Gladys Moccia at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Bronx, NY. Ted and Gladys (deceased 2005) lived in Pearl River for the past 60 years.
Ted was a referee for both basketball and football for the PSAL in Westchester, Rockland, and NYC. He also performed these duties for the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA).
Ted will be remembered for being inducted in the National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA for his lifelong work and dedication with the National Wheelchair Association.
He is survived by his 4 daughters, Deborah and her husband John Adams of Nanuet, Ellen McLean of Nanuet, Kerry and her husband William Castellano of Nanuet and Tricia and her husband Frank Calise of Pearl River. He is also survived by his 7 grandchildren Jennifer and her husband Denis Brazil, Daniel Adams, Laura and her husband Brian DeSimone, Matthew and his wife Courtney Castellano, Kevin Castellano, Christine Calise and her fiancé Rob Braxa and Anthony Calise and his fiancée Ashley Sansevere, and 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife, Gladys, his parents and 6 siblings.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:00 AM Tuesday at St. Aedan R. C. Church, Pearl River, NY. Burial will be at St. Anthony Cemetery, Nanuet, NY. Visiting is Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM at Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home Inc.
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