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Francis C. McClure

April 21, 1951 — November 13, 2023


Olean- Francis C. “Frank” McClure

Francis C. McClure of Prospect Ave passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 13, 2023 at his home.

Frank was born April 21, 1951 in Olean to the late Harvey A. and Ruth R. Benjamin McClure.

Frank was a proud lifelong railroader starting in 1975 with the Erie Lackawanna then Connail and Norfolk Southern until his retirement in 2016.  In his younger years he was an avid hunter and woodsman.  Frank loved to be outdoors enjoying nature and for the last 35 years could easily be found on his tractor at his beloved camp in Friendship. 

          Frank was a member of the “Bills Faithful” good or bad GO BILLS! More than anything, Frank loved to spend time with his family and friends sharing stories and meals with a great laugh and warm heart.                     

Frank is survived by; his children, Eileen M. (Scott Evans) McClure and Francis L. McClure; grandsons, Ethan T. (Shauna Fliss) Lauser and Jeremiah F. Shoup; a great grandson; Kyrie J. Shoup; sisters, Linda Martello and Ann Bailey; brothers, Harvey (Evon) McClure and George (Marilee) McClure and many nieces and nephews.

Frank was predeceased by; a sister, Roseanne “Posie” Litzie; brother in-laws, Tom Bailey and Ike Martello and his former wife, Maureen “Mo” Sheahan.

Friends and Family are invited to a Celebration of Life Gathering on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at the St. Stephens Club, 1117 N Union St, Olean from 1:00pm to 4:00pm  Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean. Online condolences may be made at

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cattaraugus County SPCA, 2944 NY-16, Olean, NY 14760.

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