Henry Anthony McLain


Henry Anthony McLain, 89, of Mount Dora, Florida, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Born Jan. 20, 1930, in Lafayette, Indiana, the son of George Henry and Rose Wilken McLain. He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters as well as by his daughter, Kathleen Jarvinen; and his stepson, Eric Saltzmann.
He was a teacher of social studies at Madison Heights High School in Anderson, Indiana, for 33 years and was an outstanding historian.
He was a 1948 graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School and received a bachelor of science degree from Indiana State University. He earned a master's degree at Ball State University where he also pursued doctoral studies.
He served in the Army during the Korean War. He had a lifelong interest in historic preservation, restoring several Victorian homes in Anderson and Vevay, Indiana, and serving as president of the Gruenewald House Museum in Anderson. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Douglas; two sons, Michael and Stephen McLain; daughter, Sharon McClintock; stepson, Dr. Kurt Saltzmann; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Mount Dora, Florida, at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, 226 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL 32778, 352-343-4444.
Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall at www.steversonhamlinhilbish.com.
Published on June 4, 2019
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4 posts

Dawn Pike Truex
Jun 11, 2019
Mike, Steve & Sharon,
So sorry to hear about your dad. I have so many fond & fun memories of the times I spent at your house.
God Bless!
sue rhinehart martin
Jun 05, 2019
Never had him as a teacher but knew of him from school RIP, I am sure my classmates are saddened by his passing.
Jane Casey
Jun 05, 2019
He was one of my favorite teachers and partially responsible for my majoring in history in college. May he rest in peace.
Frank Patterson
Jun 04, 2019
He was one of three teachers that changed my life. Memory eternal!