Patrick John McLean

July 15, 1941 - January 22, 2024


Patrick John McLean passed away on January 21, 2024, at the age of 82. He was born on July 15, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Hazel and James McLean. The family soon moved to Seattle, WA, where he, his sister (Katherine) and brother (Mike) were raised. His two adult half-brothers Bill and Don remained in Minnesota. Pat graduated from Highline High School in 1960. After graduation, he proudly served in the US Navy. In 1962 he married his high school sweetheart, Sandy, to whom he remained married for 51 years.  Soon after, they bought a house in Burien where they raised their two children, Patrice and David. Pat made a career working for King County at Boeing field for more than 35 years. He loved the airplanes and had the opportunity to meet several famous people like his favorite entertainer, Elvis. After retirement he spent several more years working part time as a driver at Thrifty Rentals where he loved to be on the road.

Pat was a man known for his smile, humor and generosity in helping others. He was an active member of Chelsea Park Community Church for more than 40 years, happily serving as a leader to youth boys in Royal Rangers, volunteer at the Bread of Life Mission and any number of other ways from mowing the property to driving the Sunday school bus.  Pat also spent many years as the assistant coach to David’s baseball teams starting in little league and following them well into adult leagues. Many of those “kids” remained as special men in Pat’s life until the very end.

Never having met a stranger, Pat would start a conversation with most anyone that was willing to join in. He was often found sitting in the front yard at his picnic table working on his latest model. His Titanic took several years and found him making friends with folks just walking past and showing curiosity.

As a grandpa and uncle, he loved to spend time trading baseball cards, attending the kids sporting & music events, coloring or just watching a good show. They were roles he thoroughly enjoyed, and he was proud of each child.

Pat was preceded in death by his father, James, his mother, Hazel and his wife, Sandy. He is survived by his daughter, Patrice, his son, David, his grandchildren, Robert, Owen and Abby, his great grandchildren, Walker, Raegan and McCoy and several nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed but the love he shared will continue to live on in our memories forever.

 On Monday, January 21, 2024, our Dad, Pat McLean, passed away. 

There will be a graveside service at noon on Saturday, February 10th at Washington Memorial/Bonney Watson – 16445 International Boulevard SeaTac, WA 98188. (Please be advised that the service will be standing only and could be difficult for those with mobility/ standing issues.) An informal reception will be held at Dave & Beth McLean’s home following the service from 1:30-3:30 p.m. with light refreshments provided. 

Please know that we understand that not all can reasonably make it due to weather, mobility, or other commitments, but all are warmly welcomed to 1, or both events. 

We appreciate all the kind words and prayers we have received.

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