Jun 13, 1960 – Jul 24, 2018
Leo passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the age of 58. He was born in June 1960 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Leo and Margaret McClung, who loved him dearly. He is survived by his sisters, Leigh (Ron Quarry), Kim (Steve Rockey), Margaret (Ralph Peragine), brother Keefe and nieces Eileen Beck (Matt), Shelan Stritzke (Dave), Paige Sandoval (Andrea), Margaret Rockey and nephew Keenan McClung (Alicia).
Leo grew up in Des Moines, WA. and loved living there. He enjoyed fishing, crabbing, biking, golfing and being on the water. His favorite phrase, “anything worth doing is worth overdoing” perfectly describes his love of life, his great enjoyment of others, and his wicked, irreverent sense of humor. He loved stirring the pot, and like his father, he did it very well. Leo was also compassionate and empathetic, and delighted in helping others, whether it was driving 20 miles in a blinding snow storm to rescue his sister, or surprising his mother and her friends by washing all their cars while they played bridge. If you were looking for a hero, Leo was your man. Having experienced his own struggles, Leo could really connect with people who were also in pain in a way that was kind, respectful and yet humorous. He had the gift of blarney, and could talk his way out of (most) anything (or so his fortune cookie said!). He was known as “Fun Uncle Leo”, and was eagerly awaited at all family gatherings. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Our dearest wish is that he is united in heaven with his parents, the 2 people he cherished and admired the most.
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