Peter McLean, 69, of Wheaton, Ill., died peacefully at home, July 8, of complications from thyroid cancer. He was a longtime former resident of Brookfield.
Born in Bronxville, N.Y., he is survived by his wife Susan; his sons Peter, and his wife Megan, of Newtown and Shawn, and wife Jody, of Trumbull; and five grandchildren. A brother, Theodore, and a sister, Carol Reiman, predeceased him.
During his 30-year career with 3M Company in Manhattan, Mr McLean held a variety of positions in sales and marketing in numerous divisions. During his last ten years at 3M, he worked as an industry expert on PQM principles and specialized in assisting companies in quality improvement programs. He was a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events.
He spent the last 17 years of his career working as the chief operating officer of Continental Web Press of Itasca, Ill., with offices in Manhattan until his retirement last September. He received numerous industry honors and business awards over his career, including The Good Scout, The Luminaire Award, The Gold Ink, and Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame induction.
Always an avid NY Giants and NY Rangers fan, Mr McLean prided himself on having been the quarterback at Scarsdale High School. He was on the board as a founding member of Berkshire Youth Hockey Association. He also helped start the hockey program at Immaculate High School, and devoted several years of volunteer hockey coaching.
He enjoyed traveling in his later years through interesting parts of Europe and Asia. Energized by his work and social networks, he was always known for his kindness, impeccable manners, and a well-timed joke. He could always be counted on to find humor in the face of adversity.
Everyone who knew him will miss him terribly.
At his request, the family will hold a private service, and hopes that those who mourn his passing will find ways to celebrate his life, and share some kindness.
Memorial donations may be made to the University of Chicago Cancer Center, c/o Callie Johnson, 130 East Randolph Street, Suite 1400, Chicago IL 60601, to benefit research.