Timothy John McClure 1942 - 2009 Timothy John McClure, 66, of Torrance, CA passed away January 15, 2009. Born December 16, 1942 in Los Angeles California, he was the youngest of three sons to Max and Betty McClure. A lifetime resident of the South Bay, he grew up bodysurfing and fishing in Manhattan Beach, and graduated from Mira Costa High School in 1960. After high school, he served his country in the United State Air Force from 1960 to 1964 where he specialized in training military police dogs. He married the love of his hife, Dianna Murlene Scott on March 6, 1965 at Saint Anthony's Catholic Church in Gardena. After over 30 years of service with Pacific Telesis, he retired in 1995. He is survived by his wife Dianna, of Torrance, CA; his daughter Shannon McClure-Burke of Phoenix, AZ; his brother and sister-in-law Terrance and Sandra McClure of Lake Elsinore, CA; his sister-in-law Dolores McClure of Palm Desert, CA; and many beloved nieces and nephews. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor, love of animals, and enjoyment of the fine art of the backyard BBQ. Tim's private service will be held at sea near the Manhattan Beach Pier. He was a devoted husband and father, and will be greatly missed by both family and friends. Please use this website to send the family messages and to share memories.

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  1. My condolences and prayers go out to all of Tim’s family. He was a really a great guy to know and work with at PACBELL. Tom Jacobson

  2. My deepest condolenceces to your family. Iworked for Tim at Grand St. Garage. He was a great boss and a friend, with a great sense of humor.He could take it and give it out with the best. I admired him because he did what he thought was the right way to do things and he would back you up if you were honest with him. He will be missed… Paul

  3. I will always remember Mr T and his many “hats”. The one as a dog trainer, woodworker and as a Chapman School supporter. However, the most colorful hat is the one worn by Dianna and Mr T that I began to learn “life’s lessons” for which I will always be grateful. Peace

  4. Dianna and Shanon my thoughts and prayers are with you. May you draw strength at this difficult time from those who care for you and hold you close in heart. Love & Hugs, Judy

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