John James McLellan
Born in Medford Massachusetts, John (Jack) was educated in Catholic schools including Fordham University and Babson Institute of Management. Met Madeleine Marie Richard of Leon, France, and married Chico, CA in 1943, while in the Army Air Corp during WWII. After the war, Jack and Madeleine settled in New Jersey. He raised six children and pursued various management positions in New York City. His business career brought the family to Santa Barbara in 1969, and in 1972 he purchased Banks’ Stationery Store and was owner and operator with his son, Jim, for twenty years.
Jack was preceded in death by Madeleine, his wife of fifty-one years. Later Jack met longtime friend Dorothy Reynolds and they were married in 1999. A devoted family man and father, Jack is survived by his children Janet Wilson (Ken) of Jerusalem, Israel, James McClellan (Susan)of Santa Barbara, Kathleen Dennis (Ed) of Center Tuftonboro, NH, Frances Miller (Steve) of Santa Barbara, Rita Meyers (John) of Ventura and Kevin McClellan of Uniontown, OH, with thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Montecito on January 24, 2015 at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to contribute to Our Lady’s Youth Center, PO Box 1371, El Paso, TX 79948-1371