James McClellan "Mac" Quann

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James McClellan “Mac” Quann, 81, a lifelong resident of Fredericksburg, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017.

Mac started his working career as a Washington, DC Union # 5 plumber working on projects including the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Institute, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and the FBI Academy at Quantico.

In 1974 he started his own mechanical contracting company named Jomac Inc. Over a period of 43 years he was involved in numerous commercial projects including shopping centers, medical buildings, dental offices, restaurants, schools, office buildings, retail stores, manufacturing plants and automobile dealerships.

Mac was an instrument rated private pilot for more than 40 years. He restored a 1930 Waco bi-plane, 1of 2 flying in the world, and won awards for his restoration efforts. He was a longstanding member of the Swift Association and owned a 1946 Swift airplane, hangared at Shannon Airport. He was a sponsor of the Virginia Aviation Museum in Richmond.

Mac loved all things antique and collected many pieces over the years. He was very knowledgeable and spent a great deal of time researching the types of antiques he collected. Mac was an avid gun collector of pre-1964 Winchesters, gun memorabilia, 18th century furniture, music boxes, 18th century tall clocks, banjo, bracket and mantel clocks, pocket watches and duck decoys. He spent many hours in his workshop restoring and repairing antiques. Two of Mac’s favorite antiques were his Fredericksburg tall clock by Thomas Walker circa 1780’s and a Fredericksburg chair handcrafted in the 18th Century.

He was a member and supporter of the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. and Fredericksburg Area Museum.

Survivors include his longtime companion, Cheryl Matthew; his children, Rick Quann (Chrissy), Larry Quann (Pat), Tim Quann (Laura), Teresa Quann and Catharine Quann; six grandchildren Kelley, James, Hunter, Bridgette, Ben, and Matthew; three great-grandchildren Daoud, Simon and Zaine; and sister Joyce Ware (Woodie).

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5 at Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Fredericksburg Area Museum, 907 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401 and Shannon Air Museum, 3380 Shannon Airport Cir., Fredericksburg, VA 22408.