On Thursday, August, 26, 2021, Donald McClentic, loving partner and father, peacefully passed away in
his home after a swift, yet vicious, battle with lung cancer. He was 64 years old.
Don was a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, living in Pepperell the past twenty years of his life. He was
a skilled craftsman by trade, and took pride in his work at Carvers Guild for more than thirty-seven
years. Don was a talented artist and left an impressive catalog of sketches, sculptures, carvings, and
stylized paintings, reflective of his fragmented and chaotic view of the world. Don enjoyed a fine bowl of
tropical Cavendish, indoor gardening, expanding his audio and video collections, occasionally playing the
flute, and adeptly taking the protagonist's view of a good conspiracy theory. His alternative views, dark
humor, compassion, talents, fire, and love are greatly missed.
He is survived by his son Miles McClentic, his partner of eleven years, Elaine French, his father Roger and
wife Linda McClentic, his mother Mary E. (Betty) McClentic, his sister Catherine and husband Mark
Harley, his sister Edith and husband Russell Reill, and his brother Douglas and wife Kelli-Ann McClentic,
along with many nieces and nephews.
With respect to Don's need for privacy, there were no calling hours. A tribute to his life and art is
planned, to be announced in the coming months.
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