On Aug. 3, 2022 - Heaven gained " Our Hero" retired U.S Air Force M.Sgt. Dennis Aaron McClune, 82. He crossed over very peacefully at his home surrounded by family.
Dad was born to Ruth and Arnold McClune on Oct. 1, 1939 in Robinson, PA. (He was raised by his by his loving mother, Grandparents, & Stepfather Ray Ritenour, along with his brother Jack).
On June 30, 1962 dad married his loving and devoted wife of 57 years Jo Ann Hall. Together, along with their two children Denise and Greg they travelled across the United States as an Air Force family. They loved exploring the country and made it to 49 States while making long lasting friendships along the journey. Dad had a very successful military career of 21 years retiring with his last assignment at Hill Air Force base with the 1954 Radar Evaluation Squadron. Dad went on to work several more years of Civil Service at the HAFB before retiring again.
Dad was an intelligent, generous, congenial soul with many gifts and talents. His career field was in electronics. He was the ultimate handyman. He could fix anything from cars to healing hearts. If you were a child in his neighborhood, he probably fixed your bike and tires, many times. He built a TV and rebuilt a car engine. His hobbies included immaculate leatherwork, woodwork, painting, sports, camping, and photography. He taught us to appreciate beauty, the love of nature, and of family. Dad took great care of his home and yard. He was forever feeding the birds, deer, and critters around it.
Dad loved watching all sports. He loved and supported Weber State football, having spent numerous years attending every home game, even through the snowstorms. March Madness was always a fun time as he seemed to always win our family and friends tournament bracket.
Dad, “Pap”, loved his children Denise (Brad) Sisitki and Greg (Kelley) McClune, grandchildren, Brad "B.J." Sisitki, Dani (Garin) Cox, Marley (Taylor) Bradshaw, Quinn, Tanner, and the "Greats"- Tavin, Kyler and Tymberlee. He loved being outdoors with them. He loved watching and supporting his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren playing football, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, dancing, cheerleading, etc. Family dinners and barbeques were a favorite of his!
His loving, caring ways will be missed but not forgotten. Especially his donations to multiple charities, holiday gifts for children at the Salvation Army, leather belts to the homeless shelters, his infamous care packages, and his endless love and support to his family and friends.
Dad had a special love and concern of our country and often expressed it. No matter what your political beliefs were, he was the type of man who would have given you a helping hand or the shirt off his back if you needed it.
Dad is preceded in death by parents, brother, grandson B.J., and loving wife Jo Ann. We can only imagine that Glorious reunion!
We would like to express our gratitude to the nursing staff and doctors at the McKay Dee hospital as well as the CNS Hospice, all of you were fantastic!
“At dad’s request, no funeral services are planned. The immediate family will be having a celebration of life.”