John F. McClellan ’71 died on September 10, 2013, at his home in Marshfield, Massachusetts.
He was born in Quincy, Mass., on May 8, 1949, and graduated from Weymouth (Mass.) High School, where he was class president, won state titles in track and field, and led his basketball team to play at the Boston Garden. At Bowdoin, he was again class president, as well as president of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, captain of his basketball team—of which he was an Academic All-American—and a dean’s list student. He graduated cum laude and went on to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1975. While in Philadelphia, he spun records on the side under the moniker “DJ Mad Mac from Boston.” He completed his internship and residency at New England Medical Center (now called Tufts Medical Center), then served the Plymouth medical community for thirty-five years as an internist, medical director of Plymouth Medical Group, chairman of an overseeing committee at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and as chief of internal medicine at Jordan Hospital. He is survived by daughters Catherine and Peggy McClellan and Christine Robertson; son Michael L. McClellan ’08; sisters Maurine Wells and Peggy Ruuska; ex-wife Catherine Gallagher Teal; and two grandchildren.