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William L. McLaren
Malloy and Son Funeral Home

William L. McLarenWilliam L. McLaren, 74, of Galveston, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Triumph Hospital of Clear Lake.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm, Friday, April 4th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with Father Bill Bartniski officiating.  Burial will follow the service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Thursday, April 3rd, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.

William was born March 29, 1934, in Galveston, Texas, to Evelyn and William L. McLaren, Sr.  He played baseball with the OutSkirt Raiders as a boy, later playing football, baseball, and basketball with St. Patrick’s School, and then played football and baseball at Kirwin High School.  After school, William was a plumber’s apprentice with Plumber’s Local #68 for 5 years, working as a plumber for 30 years.  He worked for the Grain Elevator for 12 years, and then worked as a plumbing inspector for the City of Galveston for 9 years, retiring in July 1993.  William coached Little League and Pony Colt league baseball from 1954 to 1961, serving as President of the Pony Colt league in 1964.  He was also a member of Plumbers Local #200, Plumbers Local #68, and a member of the SIU Union.  He was of the Catholic faith.

William was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Patty Reagan.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dorothy McLaren; sons, William Paul McLaren and Dennis McLaren; grandchildren: Jimmy Burd, William Lee McLaren, John Hedrick, Tommy McLaren, Kelsi McLaren, and Wendy Castillo; great grandchildren: W. Morrison McLaren, Seth Galicia, Chris Galicia, and Rose Patricia Hedrick; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be William McLaren, III; William McLaren, IV; Tommy McLaren; Curt Reader; Tommy Hinton; and Jimmy Burd.  Honorary pallbearers will be William Morrison McLaren and Hunter Reader.



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