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25115 James Robert McClure
April 05, 1942 - April 03, 2001

Personal Eulogy 

James R. McClure III, 58, owner and president of Rogele Inc., died Tuesday at his Mechanicsburg-area home.

McClure, of 5020 Kylock Road, was active in church and community affairs. He was a director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harrisburg, a member of the advisory board of First Union and a member of Market Square Presbyterian Church and its board of trustees and investment committee.

"He was one of the most caring persons," said Joseph P. Beck, Allfirst Bank senior vice president. "No one even knew how much he did in the community." "He would do anything for anybody without expecting any type of recognition. He was a kind and unselfish man. He touched so many people. He was a great human being and a role model."

"Jim was a man of integrity in both friendships and business, whom I respected greatly," said Don Morosky, Gannett Fleming vice president. "He surrounded himself with the love of a wonderful family, to which he was devoted. Jim was a true friend of mine and will be deeply missed."

"He was a devoted family man and an extremely hard worker," said Heath Allen, McClure's attorney and a Rogele board member.

"It was a terrible shock to me when I got the call [about his death]. We've lost a dedicated businessman and a person with a wide range of friendships," Kenneth E. Mayer of Lemoyne, a friend, said. "Jim was a strong force in our community, behind the scenes and especially at his church, where his time and gratis services were oftentimes not known to many."

McClure was a 1960 graduate of Camp Hill High School and a 1964 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he played guard on the university football team. He earned a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1971.

He served two tours of duty as an infantry officer in Vietnam and was discharged as a captain.

He coached for many years in the Lower Allen Twp. Football and baseball associations and also coached the Cumberland Valley Twilight League baseball team. He was a member of the Robert Burns F&AM Lodge 464.

Surviving are his wife, Judith A. McClure of Mechanicsburg; two sons, James R. IV and Christopher T., both of Mechanicsburg; two daughters, Jennifer Mathias of Harrisburg and Allison Lesher of Mechanicsburg; his mother, Betty J. McClure of Mechanicsburg; a sister, Lisbeth Bonner of New Cumberland; and three grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 11a.m. Saturday in his church. Kimmel Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to CURE International. 701 Bosler Ave., Lemoyne 17043, or to any other charity.

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