Virginia McClellan, age 93, a lifelong resident of Waterford, died Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Millcreek Manor where she had resided for almost three years. Born in Erie on October 11, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Theresa Orleminski Weiner. She was also preceded in death by her step-mother, Anna Weiner; her husband, Ralph E. McClellan; two daughters-in-law, Donna McClellan and Dolores McClellan; and a grandson, Paul Lacny.
Family members include seven children: Donald McClellan of Rising Sun, MD, Robert McClellan and his wife Jean of Saegertown, John McClellan and his wife Jeannie, James McClellan and his wife Barbara, Harriet McClellan, and Charles McClellan and his wife Barbara, all of Waterford, and Thomas McClellan and his wife Tisha of Erie; also 22 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Virginia was a homemaker who raised her family and worked alongside her husband on their family farm. She was a devoted mother who enjoyed baking and sewing, knitting and crocheting. She was a current member of All Saints Parish, and she held the honor of having had the longest membership at the former St. Cyprian’s Church in Waterford.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford, on Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, 11264 Rt. 97 North, Waterford, with Rev. Thomas Whitman officiating. Burial will be in Waterford Cemetery.