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Darryl " Mac" Glenn McClaine

June 30, 1938 ~ April 14, 2022 (age 83)

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Darryl “Mac” Glenn McClaine
8/30/1938 – 4/14/2022

Lodi, California – Loyal, charismatic, fun loving and passionate, Darryl Glenn McClaine was born at San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp, California on August 30, 1938, and left us on April 14, 2022, at the age of 83.
Darryl was the eldest of six children born to Dorothy and Frederick Vern McClaine. Shortly after Darryl was born, the family moved to Calistoga where Darryl’s father, Fritz, supported the war effort by driving civilians daily to Mare Island. The family later moved to Calistoga and eventually Lodi where Darryl enjoyed the freedoms granted to him in the small farm town. Darryl would frequently reminisce leaving his elementary school to fish with his dog Lassie, or of being a paperboy for the Lodi Sentinel. As a teenager he worked at Peirano’s Italian Market where he honed his famous culinary skills.

Darryl was a natural athlete, breaking the Lodi Union High School pole vaulting record the first time he touched a pole at tryouts. He set a new Junior Olympic World Record in pole vaulting of 11’4” his junior year in high school. After graduating Lodi High in 1956, Darryl enlisted in the National Guard and shortly after joined the United States Navy. Darryl was an excellent shot, setting a record of 39 out of 40 bullseyes at 500 yards. He spent most of his service in Taiwan refueling jets. Darryl left Southeast Asia with exciting stories and an appreciation for Taiwanese culture and cuisine. After serving his country honorably, Darryl returned to Lodi and soon joined the Lodi Police Department in 1961. A few years later Darryl became the youngest detective on the force. In 1967, he joined the California Highway Patrol, keeping Pacheco Pass and other roadways safe. He later joined the Alcohol Beverage Control where he served for 25 years until his retirement in 1994 - culminating a 33-year career in Law Enforcement. Darryl retired holding multiple shooting records and the respect befitting an honorable servant of the State of California. Darryl was also a proud member of the Elks Lodge 1900 acting as an adviser and chairman for the Lapsation Committee
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Darryl loved to fish and was an avid outdoorsman. The only thing more notorious than his fishing abilities were his culinary skills. His specialty, smoked salmon, was always requested and the first thing to go at any potluck or gathering.

Darryl’s family would like to thank the many extended family members, friends and previous work associates who reached out and offered words of support and condolences. Thanks are also extended to Pastor Marvin Talamantez of River Rock Fellowship Church in Woodbridge, California, and Father Tim Cardoso, of Saint Mary’s Queen of Apostles Church in Fresno, California for ministering to the family immediately following Darryl’s passing.

Darryl is preceded in death by his parents, Fritz and Dorothy McClaine, and his grandson Mason McClaine.

Darryl is survived by his children Brian McClaine, Blaine McClaine, Brylene Bouch and husband Will Bouch
, and Gianni McClaine, Brothers Fred McClaine of Walnut Grove, California, Bill McClaine and sister-in-law Cheryl McClaine of Lodi, California, John McClaine and sister-in-law Kim McClaine of Rio Vista, California, Sisters Darlene McClaine Steele of Oakdale, California, Pam McClaine Roach and brother-in-law Ted Roach of Lodi California, and Darryl’s forever mother-in-law LaVera Marcelli. There are also many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews who admire Darryl dearly for his fun-loving spirit and humor.

A celebration of life will be held at Wine and Roses on Wednesday June 22nd at 11:00 am. Darryl will be sorely missed by those who love him, but we know we will meet him again.

Remembrances can be made In Darryl’s honor to Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hyland Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306.


Services

Celebration of Life
Wednesday
June 22, 2022

11:00 AM
Wine and Roses
2505 W. Turner Road
Lodi, CA 95242

Donations

Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island NY 10306
Tel: 1-717-987-1931

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