McLean, Rodney

Rodney Thomas McLean
Date Of Birth: 08/16/1948
Date of Death: 08/01/2013

RODNEY (ROD) THOMAS MCLEAN, retired from the U.S. Post Office, died at his home on August 1, 2013 at the age of 64.

Rod was born in Boise, Idaho on August 16, 1948. He attended Hooper Alexander Elementary/Middle School in Decatur, GA. Rod graduated from the University of Illinois/Circle Campus with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. However, he decided not to teach.

Rod moved to Boise, Idaho with his parents after graduating and worked in banking. He went on to work for the IRS and the U.S. Post Office.

Rod had two loves in his life. He loved horses and music. He rode in equestrian events and jumped in many shows competitively. He won many awards/ribbons with his horses, trained other horses, and tried out for the Olympic Jumping Team in Chicago. In his younger years, he owned two beautiful horses of his own, Cheyenne and Black Velvet. Because of many health issues, he could no longer ride or train horses. His second love was music. Rod was an accomplished pianist. He loved creating, playing, and listening to his music. He entertained his family for many years with his beautiful playing.

Rod enjoyed cooking—Julia Child style, walking, swimming, and going to concerts/theater. His limited mobility prevented him from doing more of the things that he loved.

Rod is survived by his sister, Stephanie E. Pellitteri (Jim), his two nieces: Kim Pellitteri and Kristie Pellitteri, his Aunt Cornelia McLean, and many other cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents: W. R. (Mac) McLean and Nora Gladys McLean.

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