Edward Denny McClure Passes


    Edward “Ted” Denny McClure died of heart failure on Saturday morning, Nov. 5. Born May 16, 1947, he was the eldest son of the late Frank and Augusta McClure (longtime Orinda residents) and a Miramonte High School graduate, Class of ’65. 
    After completing his B.S. Degree in Forestry and Conservation at the University of California, Berkeley, he worked as a firefighter and forester for the U.S. Forest Service in national forests near Placerville, CA; Gunnison, CO; and Boise, Idaho. He subsequently became a ski instructor at Boise, Swiss and Austrian ski resorts while traveling extensively throughout Europe.
    In his thirties, he began a third career as a computer programmer. He returned to the Bay Area where he completed computer-related coursework, becoming an expert in C++ and other computer programming languages. He worked for more than two decades as a programmer consultant for the State of California.
    A long-term resident of Albany, California, Ted will be remembered for his active lifestyle hiking and biking, his passion for playing and teaching chess and Mexican Train domino games with family and friends and his love for Chinese and Thai food. 
    As a teen, he enjoyed sailing in an El Toro sailboat on Oakland’s Lake Merritt. Later in life, he enjoyed walks along San Pablo Bay.
He is survived by his two sisters, Anne McClure Kaplan (Andrew) of Rancho Mirage, CA, and Julia Del Guzzo (Luciano) of New York City, and his brother, the Rev. Coke McClure (Tamara), of Pocatello, Idaho.
    Plans are to celebrate Ted’s life at a Memorial Service next April at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Idaho.

By The Kaplan Family

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