In Memorium: Former Sea Bright Fire Dept. Chief, First Aider, Kevin McLean, 65

Former Sea Bright Fire Department chief, First Aid Squad member and business owner Kevin M. McLean passed away, after a short battle with cancer, on June 3 with his wife by his side. He was 65.

Kevin was an avid hunter always looking for that big “BUCK”, he loved watching the NY Giants and NASCAR. Kevin enjoyed vacationing all different places with his wife Carol, camping, going to concerts, classic car shows and going to the city. Kevin would do anything for anyone, he would always say ‘I am just a phone call away.’

Loved ones of Kevin McLean in his obituary

Born in Jersey City, Kevin grew up in Roselle Park and Scotch Plains and graduated from Scotch Plains Fanwood High School in 1974. He moved to Sea Bright where he owned the Sea Bright Gulf gas station until 1989. While a Sea Bright resident, Kevin was a member and ex-chief of the Sea Bright Fire Department as well as its First Aid Squad.

After leaving Sea Bright, Kevin moved to Hazlet. There, he became a life member of the North Centerville Fire Department until his death.

He was employed by Straub Motors of Keyport as a service advisor.

Kevin is predeceased by his father, James McLean.

He is survived by: his best friend and wife, Carol Moore-McLean; his mother, Jean McLean, of Lanoka Harbor; his stepdaughter, Samantha and her husband Christopher Dowd, of Reston, VA, whom he loved and adored; four siblings, Theresa and her husband Mike, of Seattle, WA, James and his wife Annie, of Hackettstown, Michael and his wife Patrice, of Belford, Jean and her husband Chris Sullivan, of Forked River; his cousin, who was like a brother to him, Thomas Masiello of Whiting; his mother-in-law Marie Murphy, of Tinton Falls; sister-in-law Lynn Alegre, of Brick; three nieces, six nephews, two great nieces, four great nephews and many friends.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date when all can be together.

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