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Clifford Allan McNabb, Jr.

June 8, 1926 November 26, 2017
Clifford Allan McNabb, Jr.
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Obituary for Clifford Allan McNabb, Jr.

Clifford "Allan" McNabb, 91, of Bloomfield Hills passed away peacefully on November 26, 2017. Allan was born in Detroit on June 8, 1926, the only child to Clifford Allan McNabb, Sr. and Irene T. (nee Roy) McNabb. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Michigan. He received his undergraduate degree from Principia College in Elsah, Illinois. After serving three years in the Army in the Philippines during World War II, Allan received his Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Immediately following business school, Allan worked in New York City on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs. He moved back to Detroit in the mid-1950's to work for the Lincoln Mercury Division of Ford Motor Company, specifically in Research and Development for the limousines for President Lyndon B. Johnson and Pope Paul VI. He later started his own business, Koch-McNabb Resources, Inc. in Southfield, Michigan.

Allan was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Barbara Lee (nee Nauman) McNabb. They were married on February 15, 1958, in Detroit, Michigan. They had four daughters, Kimberly (Eric) Schiebold, Allison (boyfriend Michael Partrich) Sporn, Melanie (Balaji) Yelamanchili, and Laurel (Bill) Sheehan. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Allan, Mark, Chelsea, and Aneel. Father-in-law of the late Neil Sporn. Brother-in-law of the late Colleen and Robert Budnik.

Special thanks to his caregiver of four years, Florence Hagan.

Allan had a great sense of humor and quick wit. He enjoyed reading spy novels and watching James Bond movies. He kept up on current events and the stock market and never missed the news at the top of the hour. He enjoyed traveling and some of his favorite destinations were Siesta Key, Florida; San Francisco, Boston, and London, England. Allan and Barbara enjoyed listening to classical music and opera. His favorite operas include Faust, Carmen, and The Magic Flute. Nothing pleased him more than a good dinner at Ruth's Chris Steak House. He was a very active member of his church, First Church of Christ, Scientist in Birmingham, Michigan.

A private memorial will be held at a later date. Interment in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly.

Memorials appreciated to First Church of Christ, Scientist, 355 E. Maple Rd., Birmingham, MI 48009 or Disabled American Veterans, , P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, dav.org/donate.

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