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Steven McClain

d. July 23, 2018

Steven William McClain, Sr. was born from the union of
William and Ruby McClain on Wednesday, May 18,1960 in Philadelphia PA.
He was the fourth child of nine and proud of being named for his father.
Steven was educated in the Philadelphia School System. He attended The
Community College of Philadelphia after graduating high school and then
went on to study accounting at Temple University.
Steven was affectionately known as “Peanut” in the neighborhood. He
enjoyed various sports but had a great love and passion for basketball. He
would have played basketball all night if you let him and shoot every shot with
that vicious left hand. He wasn’t the type to brag on his game because “he
could show you, better than tell you” but he was a great player and if you got
the chance to see him play you knew it. Steven was like that in almost every
area of his life, a doer. He didn’t spend a lot of time talking about this or that
he just did what he was going to do.
He was a gentle, kind man and he loved a good joke, his infectious laughter
would ignite the joy in any room he was in. Steven loved the Lord and would
often share his testimony about his transformative power. “I wasn’t always
nice”, he would say, “some would say that I was mean” but the Lord began to
change his life when he was saved.
Steven accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age and began his
Christian journey. As a faithful and devoted solider into the work of the Lord,
he was a member of the Pennsylvania Deliverance Tabernacle Church under
the leadership of the late Apostle Arturo Skinner and Pastor Walter Simmons
where he served as a Pastor’s Attendant. In 1988, Steven joined the New
Hope Church of Philadelphia under leadership of Bishop Harold Faust. He
served there for many years as head of the Trustee board and always willing
to do the Lord’s work.

On September 28,1991 Steven married the love of his life Margery Fair. The
union of 26 years was filled with laughter, joy and a lot of good food. He loved
his wife’s cooking and took great pleasure in sharing the sweets she produced
with his family and friends. Steven and Marge had two handsome sons,
Steven Jr and Stefan and worked hard to raise the right.

His dream came true when he started his cleaning services “Just Shirts”
which later expanded into full service dry cleaners in Olde City Philadelphia.
Steven was the first minority (dry cleaner) business owner in the area where
he served the community and customers with outstanding services. Steven
was a great man who was well-respected and love by all who met him.
Truly Steven was a treasure that loved God and his family. He leaves to
cherish his memories: his loving wife, Margery McClain and their sons,

Steven, Jr. and Stefan his parents William D. and Ruby McClain; Mother in
law, Margery Nicholas; eight siblings Neil Maddox (Lucy), Larry Maddox, Sr
(Lillian), Kathy Mapp, Sharon Eichelberger (Kevin), Gail Gibbs (Charles),
Michael McClain, Ronald McClain (Kotanya), Derrick McClain (Rhena); Sister
in law Josina Freeman; God daughter Candace Hamilton; host of nieces,
nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and the New Hope Church family.
Sorrowfully Submitted the Family


Tuesday, July 31, 2018
9:00 AM

New Hope Church of Philadelphia
404 Levering Mill Rd
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Celebration of Life

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
11:00 AM

New Hope Church of Philadelphia
404 Levering Mill Rd
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004


Tuesday, July 31, 2018
2:00 PM

Fernwood Cemetery
6501 E Baltimore Ave
Lansdowne, PA 19050

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