SMSGT (Ret.) McClellan “Mac” Bresee, Jr., 95, surrounded by his loving family, went to his eternal home on September 3, 2021, due to complications of a stroke. Mac was a proud Veteran who served his country for 26 years in the U.S. Air Force.
Mac was born in Oneonta, New York to McClellan Russell Bresee, Sr. and Mabel Irene Bresee. He graduated from Norwich High School where he was a member of the Purple Tornado Track and Cross-Country Teams. Following graduation, Mac worked for the Chenango and Unadilla Telephone Company.
Mac enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and was stationed at many bases, both domestic and abroad. It was during his assignment at Kadena A.F.B., Okinawa, that Mac met a Dental Assistant, Kay, at the base Dental Clinic. In 1955, after a long courtship, they were married at the Kadena A.F.B. Chapel. Mac and Kay had three daughters and eventually settled in the Tidewater Area following an assignment at Langley A.F.B. In 1977 Mac was honorably discharged and then worked in Civil Service at Ft. Eustis and Ft. Monroe.
Mac was predeceased by his parents, brother and sister-in-law, Allan and Grace Bresee, and son-in-law Joel Hypes. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Kay; daughters Suzanne Snyder (Stan), Linda McLaughlin (Michael), and Carol Hypes; grandchildren Jeffrey Snyder (Anne Clarke), Andy Snyder (Elizabeth), Matt Snyder, Jessica Snyder, Stephen McLaughlin (Tamara), John McLaughlin (Carly), Lauren Hypes and Lindsey Hypes, great-grandchildren Anne Blair, Rich, Scottie, Peyton, Megan, Rowan and Harlow, as well as extended family in the United States and on Okinawa.
Mac will be honored at a Military Service on September 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Denbigh Chapel of Altmeyer Funeral Home, 12893 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News. Following the service, Mac will be laid to rest at a private military burial, Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA.
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