Daniel Jerome LeClair

ARLINGTON, Va. – Daniel Jerome LeClair passed away on April 19, 2021, at Cherrydale Health Center in Arlington, Va.Son of Bernard and Jeanne (Caron) LeClair of Gardiner, Maine; brother to the late Marjorie Corbett. He is survived by his brother, Stephen LeClair of Gardiner, Maine; his wife of 59 years, Judith C. (Whitney) LeClair of Falls Church, Va.; his three children, Terry LeClair (Stephanie), Michael LeClair, and Maureen LeClair Brown (Chris); his four grandsons, Jacob Brown, Hunter LeClair, Travis Brown, and Trevor LeClair.He was an uncle to nine nephews and five nieces. Dan attended Bentley College of Accounting in Boston, Mass., and later transferred to Husson College in Bangor, Maine where he joined MEX fraternity before graduating in 1962. Dan moved to Virginia with his wife Judy and began working as an accountant for the U.S. government. He started at the Government Accountability Office and remained there for 10 years. He later joined the accounting team at the Department of Transportation where he wore several hats and was Chief of Travel Reinvention Team for Vice President Al Gore. He wrote and revised DOT policy directives and prepared CFO reports and five-year plans. He retired in 2005.Dan was small but mighty and a natural born athlete. He enjoyed playing basketball and baseball throughout his school years. He was tagged with the nickname “Tigereye” as the baseball pitcher at Gardiner Area High School. He also enjoyed ski jumping and ice hockey. The Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, Washington Redskins, and the Washington Capitals were his favorite teams to watch win. In his retirement years, Dan became an avid golfer and enjoyed playing with his good friends on a regular basis. He was active his whole life as a gardener. He loved bird watching and enjoyed having cats and dogs as pets. He was always happy to take a long boat ride or a trip to the ocean where he could sit with a cold beer and watch the waves roll in all day long.Dan the man will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. A memorial service will be held on June 1 in Falls Church, Va., to celebrate his life. To leave a message or share a memory, please visit http://www.dignitymemorial.com.

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