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April 16, 1922 – Nov. 23, 2013

Vincent C. McLean, of Amherst, a World War II Army veteran and teacher in Niagara Falls, died Saturday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. He was 91.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. McLean graduated from McKinley High School and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Buffalo State College. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1945.

Besides his work as a teacher, Mr. McLean was the director of the WNY Building Trades union.

He also wrote an article for The Buffalo News that encouraged military veterans to write about their experiences, family members said. In addition, he authored a book about estate sales and used the profit from the book’s sale to pay for writing classes for young, injured service members.

Survivors include his wife, the former Rosalie Oliver; three daughters, Susan, Sandra Stratton and Judy Prieto; and a son, Michael.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1700 North French Road, Getzville.