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Michael Alan McClead (Alpha Zeta) 1941-2016

Michael Alan McClead, 74, of Yorkville and formerly of Melrose Park and Fort Wayne, IN. Beloved husband of Rena nee Ferrara; father of Michael Scot (Jennifer); grandfather and “papa” of Aaliyah, Angelina, Ava and Abigail; dear son of the late Forrest and Marci; brother of Kay (Wally) Nims and friend to many. Michael was an Army Veteran. He was a percussion professor at William Rainey Harper College, Triton College and the National College of Education. He was a professional percussionist having played with the Lyric Opera House, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Nutcracker, Joffrey Ballet, Chicago Sinfonietta, the Peninsula Music Players of Door County, Wisconsin and many musicals including A Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof, The Ice Capades, and many others. Michael was a devout follower of Christ and a member of Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington. He was also an avid Yankees fan. Services and Interment Private, 1:00 P.M., Thursday, January 7 at Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst. A Celebration of Michael’s life will be held at a later date at Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to help pay for Michael’s medical expenses and may be sent to Rena or Michael McClead, P.O. Box 222, Yorkville, IL 60560. Arrangements by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. Funeral info 630-834-3515 or

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