Lt Col Edgar McLain

Lt Col Edgar E. McLain

Wednesday, January 28th, 1942 - Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
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Edgar McLain (77) of Westminster, MD passed away on October 23, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on January 28, 1942 in Baltimore, MD and was the son of the late Charles and Edith McLain. He was the beloved husband of Jackie McLain for 51 years. He graduated from Baltimore City College in 1960 and joined the 175th Maryland Air National Guard in 1963. Ed retired in 2002 as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Maryland Air National Guard. He was devoted to his family and loved them with all he had. He was the loving father of Michelle Herget and husband Adam of Hampstead, MD, Lisa McLain and husband Danny Kuhlmann of North Carolina, Scott McLain of Hampstead, MD and father-in-law to Angela McLain of Manchester, MD. He was a devoted and loving grandfather to Ryan Fitzsimmons, Collin McLain, and Ella McLain. Ed was predeceased by his sister Charlene Scott and his brother Daniel McLain. He was a 42 year member of Pythagoras Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of MD and a Boumi Temple Shriner. He was also a lifetime member of the Hampstead American Legion Post 200. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 3:00pm-5:00pm & 7:00pm-9:00pm at THE ELINE FUNERAL HOME – 934 South Main Street, Hampstead, MD. A Celebration of Ed’s life will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:00am at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Wesley UMC Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be to Carroll Hospice Inc. (Dove House) – 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 31st, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Thursday, October 31st, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Eline Funeral Home Hampstead
    934 South Main Street
    HAMPSTEAD, MD 21074
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, October 31st, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Thursday, October 31st, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 11:00am
    Eline Funeral Home Hampstead
    934 South Main Street
    HAMPSTEAD, MD 21074
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Wesley United Methodist Cemetery
    3239 Carrollton Road
    HAMPSTEAD, MD 21074
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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  • Masonic Lodge
  • Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

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Private Condolence

Carol Freihaut

Posted at 06:46pm
Our paths crossed and remain connected when Eddie met my sister Jackie in 1959. He was the brother, the strongest, steadfast male influence I had in my life growing up in a single parent household. He shared his life and time from holidays, ball games at Memorial Stadium rooting for City College vs Poly Tech and the Yankees when the played the Orioles. There were Friday night dinners at the Garden Inn and countless nights he and Jackie babysat for me. The most memorable times were snowfalls, inspiring me to write this poem in December 2018 when the cancer re occurred..

It snowed the other day
And naturally I thought of you
As I often do
Whenever the magical phenomenon
Of crystals begin to fall.

We are kindred spirits
Who share the joy
And anticipation
Of Nature’s winter folly,
That no matter how far apart
Or old we are
Unites us
Reminds us
Of the child within us
Who marvel’s
At the transformations
Of Nature.

Be bold and accepting
Of every storm.
It too shall pass.


Francine Boccuti

Posted at 08:32am
Dear Jackie, Although too brief, I will always remember the love and laughter you both extended to everyone. My deepest sympathy to you & your family. Sending prayers that Jesus comfort your broken heart. Love, Francine Boccuti

Lynn Sanders

Posted at 01:44pm
Covering the McLain family in prayer. Will always remember that Ed was always smiling and loved teasing with the enlisted airmen under his command! When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. Treasure your memories and Ed will always be alive in your hearts. God Bless, Lynn & Dale Sanders

Gary Barnes

Posted at 09:55pm
This poem was written by an old friend of many years ago and seems appropriate for my Friend Ed.

It's okay to miss you,
It's okay to cry.
Just know I'll never forget you.
This isn't a permanent goodbye.

Sometimes I sit and wonder
If you are standing by my side,
Giving me the courage
To carry on with pride.

I'll hold onto our memories,
Until this life is done.
In my heart is where I'll store them,
Where we can be as one.

We did our best to change the world with our meetings at Dunkin and now is in in a higher place with a little more input.

Michelle Herget Posted at 08:57am

I always enjoyed stopping in for a "meeting of the minds" and listening to all of you solve the worlds problems

Baltimore City College Alumni Association

Posted at 07:15pm
To all who mourn for
Lt. Col. Edgar W. McLain
the Officers and Board of the
Baltimore City College Alumni Association
extend their condolences.

Scott McLain Posted at 08:26pm

Thank you all, he certainly loved the “Castle on the Hill”...

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