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Hugh C. McLean, retired bank vice president

Aug. 27, 1940 – Oct. 25, 2015

Hugh C. McLean, of Buffalo, a retired banker, died Sunday in the Erie County Medical Center Terrace View long-term care facility. He was 75.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Nichols School, attended Princeton University and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo.

He was a member of the first graduating class in the master’s of business administration program at Canisius College.

Mr. McLean spent his entire career with Marine Bank, later Marine Midland Bank and HSBC Bank. He retired in 2003 as vice president for commercial lending.

He was a past member of the World Trade Association, a past president of the International Institute and longtime treasurer of the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, which honored him by making him a trustee emeritus.

He also was a volunteer at the Darwin Martin House.

A past president of the Buffalo Tennis & Squash Club, he also was a member of the Buffalo Canoe Club and the Saturn Club. He enjoyed tennis, squash, sailing and traveling.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, the former Margaret “Peppy” Spitzmiller; four daughters, Patricia Ervin, Anne Denman, Ellen Haas and Caroline Burnett; two brothers, Lewis and John; and 11 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1029 Delaware Ave.

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