Donald C. McCloughan
Donald C. McCloughan, 77 of Onancock, died Monday, June 7, 2010, at the Heritage Hall Nursing facility in Virginia Beach after battling Alzheimer’s for the past ten years. He was born November 9th 1932 in Shamokin, PA. to Don and Elizabeth McCloughan. He is survived by his wife Virginia who he married in 1954, his son Mike McCloughan of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter Cathy Wyne of Poolesville, Md. ; brother David McCloughan of Webster Grove, Mo.; sister Patsy Whittington of San Francisco, CA; and 5 grand children. He graduated from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School and served in the Marine Corps from 1949 to 1952. He was employed by the C&P Telephone company for over 30 years and following his retirement was a Park Ranger with the National Park Service at Great Falls, Virginia. He served as a Boy Scout and Explorer post leader for more than 20 years and was a role model for young men and women. Throughout his life he was an avid outdoorsman and participated in adventure sports including a 3, 000 mile, 77 day, solo bike ride across the U.S., backpacked the entire Appalachian trail, solo canoeing of the Potomac River from is source to the Chesapeake Bay, numerous age group wins, including the 70 and over class in triathlons, road races and canoe races. He was 6 time participant in the Salisbury century cycling event, crew member for the U.S. Coast Guard’s ultra marathon, Race Across America, Cycling Team and was an active member of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 33. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association where he taught hunter safety and marksmanship. He served on the board and was an active member of the Aspen Hill Wesleyan Church and Onancock Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, send memorials in the name of Donald McCloughan to the Alzheimer’s Association.
A memorial will be held at the Onancock Baptist Church in Onancock, Va. on Sunday, 20 June 2010 at 3pm. A private family Interment of cremated remains will occur at a later date somewhere along the Application Trail.
Cremation Society of Virginia is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.cremate.org.