Donald John “Jack” MacLean, age 93, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021. He was born in New Rochelle, NY, the son of Donald John MacLean, Sr. and Sally Reynolds MacLean. He graduated from the RCA Technical Institute NYC in 1952 and then was hired at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ where he worked for 31 years.
Jack was kind-hearted with a quick wit and loved to tell stories about his days in the Army at the Panama Canal in 1947.
His hobbies and interests included Amateur “Ham” Radio (K2IUK) that he learned from his father (W2QFH), Jazz drumming, photography, black & white darkroom processing, owning and working on European sports cars, attending automobile and bicycle races, Apollo missions and tropical travel. He also documented his family life with his 35mm cameras and left an archive of film to cherish.
He is survived by son John Scott MacLean (KC5JIA), daughter in-law Dianne Segall MacLean; two grandsons, Andrew Reynolds Jacob MacLean and Eric Ryan MacLean, Eric’s wife Brittany, and his great grandson Alex Stone MacLean. He joins his wife Lois of 65 years and his oldest son Garry in eternal rest.