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Alan Edward McClements, Jr. (Mr. Al) passed away peacefully after final goodbyes from his family on Saturday, October 6, 2018.
Mr. Al was born in Chester, PA on December 19, 1949 to the late Alan E. McClements, Sr. and Rebecca D. (Dussell) McClements.
Mr. Al was a 1968 graduate of John Bassett Moore High School in Smyrna, DE. He was a life member of Citizens Hose Company of Smyrna, beginning service at the age of 18 and celebrating his 50th year anniversary in January of this year. Mr. Al held many positions during his time in the fire company, including President of the Kent County Fire Chiefs Association from 1984-1985. He was an active member of the Elks Lodge in Dover, DE for 28 years. He was also an active member of the Smyrna Lions Club, where he served as President. In addition, he was a life member of the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America. Mr. Al was the President of the Smyrna/Clayton Little Lass for 12 years, where he helped put in the current t-ball field. He was President of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO).
He retired from the state of Delaware after working for 48 years for the Delaware State Police Communications Division and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Al was preceded in death by his sister, Rebecca D. (Becky) Boyles of Ocean View, DE.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Susan (Urian) McClements, his daughters Amanda M. Chi of Dover, Crystal M. Reynolds of Clayton, and Beth McClements of Smyrna, his son in-laws Steve Chi of Dover and Brian Reynolds of Clayton, his sister Jenny Fortney of Hartly, DE, his brother in-laws Henry Fortney of Hartly, DE and William (Bill) Boyles of Ocean View, DE, his 4 grandchildren Dylan, Reagan, Justin, and Camryn, his 1 fur grandchild Rocky, and many nieces, nephews, extended family, loving neighbors, and friends.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 11 am to 12 pm in the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 S. Main St. in Smyrna. Funeral services will begin at 12 pm. A private burial will follow at Sharon Hills Memorial Park in Dover.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made in Mr. Al’s name to the Citizens Hose Company at
103 W. Commerce Street Smyrna, DE 19977.
Condolence letters may be sent by visiting www.fariesfuneralhome.com.