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“My prayers are with you all today at the service. Claire is at peace and home! ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Bev Moran - Lancaster, PA

“Dear Family and Friends of Claire,I am so sorry, you have my sympathy. Met and worked with Claire at ECH. She was a dedicated employee and admired...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Rosie Hersh - Terre Hill, PA

“Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Claire. She was a classmate of mine at Manheim Township High School class of 1965.It was may...Read More »
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“Claire was a former neighbor and great friend of ours. - Joanne & Pete Bedrosian ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Peter & Joanne Bedrosian - PA


Claire L. McLain, 69, of Lancaster passed away Tuesday morning, February 28, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born on September 27, 1947 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Frank X. McLain and the late Jean Newswanger McLain.
Claire graduated from Manheim Township High School in 1965. After graduation, she worked for Lancaster General Hospital as a nurses' aid and Kerr Glass as a bookkeeper. She devoted over 30 years as a buyer for Boscov's Department Stores. Her last employment was with Ephrata Community Hospital. Claire loved to go to Cape May, NJ. She enjoyed crafts and doing the NY Times Crossword Puzzles. Claire was an excellent cook and seamstress.
Claire is survived by her father, Frank of Lancaster; sister, Andrea, wife of Mark Stephens of Lititz; nephew, Troy Hertzog of Womelsdorf, who she centered her life around when he was a young boy; grand nephew, Luke; along with her best friends, Fern Hohn and her daughter, Lisa Peters, both of Lancaster and Stacy Herr of Lititz.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Claire's graveside services on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 2PM from the Middle Octorara Presbyterian Cemetery, 1199 Valley Road, Quarryville, PA with Rev. Dr. Richard Rimert officiating. For other information please call 717-393-1776 or to submit an online condolence visit www.thegundelchapel.com.