McErlean, John C. Sr., 81, of Crystal River, died Friday [Dec. 3, 2004] at home under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. He was born in Philadelphia. He moved to Dunnellon in 1979 from Norristown, Pa., then recently moved to Crystal River. He was a retired engineer for Bell Telephone Co. of Philadelphia with 38 years of service. He was a Marine Corps veteran enlisting at the beginning of World War II. He was wounded in Guam. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Raider Association and the DAV Commanders Club. He was a life member of the DAV. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ruth D.; a daughter, Susan Hendricks, Quakertown, Pa.; a son, John C. McErlean Jr., Crystal River; eight grandchildren including Pvt. Brian J. McErlean, Honolulu; and eight great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.