Wakefield '60 Classmates: In Memoriam

John "Mike" Michael McVean
b: 10/2/1942     d: 8/9/1994

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Mike McVean picture JOHN McVEAN, Homeroom Treasurer 2; BISA 2, 3, 4.
Audrey McVean wrote:
Mike grew up and attended Arlington County schools, graduating in 1960 from Wakefield.  Upon graduation, he immediately enlisted into the Navy, serving on board ships in the South Pacific, in and around Viet Nam.  Because he was 17 at the time of his enlistment, he got out in three years.  He spent a few years in California, came back to Virginia, married, and enrolled in Strayer Business College.   Mike worked several years in Washington for the Credit Bureau during the day, and on weekends he managed the Redskins' visiting locker room, which led him to be invited to be the Baltimore Colts equipment manager - a job which he loved - for over 7 years.   Mike did not travel to Indiana with the Colts.  He moved back to Virginia and eventually went to work for GSA.  He was working there when he was in a horrible car accident, which left him as a quadriplegic.  After a year, he asked to be removed from the feeding tubes, and as a result, he passed away a day later.  He left many friends, family and touched many people with his generosity.  He was predeceased by a son, Eric.
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1985 Reunion Directory:
Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.
Wife: Carol, Administrative Aide, Xerox
Child: Kim, 19
15 years, Pro Football--Redskins, Colts in NFL and Blitz, Pittsburgh Maulers, USFL.   Back home in Arlington--same place.

1990 Reunion Directory:
Corps of Engneers, Washingtn, D.C.
Wife: Carol, Adminstrative Aide, Xerox
Child: Kim 19

2011 Wakefield Class of 1960 and Wakefield Education Foundation (information@wakefieldalumni.org)