McCLEARY RICHARD D. 66, of Fair Haven, passed away December 10, 2012. Rich was born on August 18, 1946 in Muscatine, Iowa. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; son, Thomas (Sonia): grandson, Nicholas and brother Robert (Lynn). A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary service in the evening on Friday, December 14 and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 15. Memorial contributions may be made in Rich's honor to De La Salle Collegiate, 14600 Common Road, Warren, MI 48088.
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My true friend since college will always remain in my memories and my heart. I was a better person because of our relationship. Thank-you.
Mr. McCleary will be missed. His jokes were the best. He was a very kind and caring person. Rest in Peace.
The Mystery of Time There is an occasion foreverything and a time for every acivity under heaven: a time to give bith and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to uproot; a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to tear down and a time to build; a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance; a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace and a time to avoid embracing; a time to search and a time to count as lost; a time to keep and a time to throw away; a time to tear and a time to sew; a time to be silent and a time to speak; a time to love and a time to hate; a time for war and a time for peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Rich was in the 1965 pledge class atThe University of Iowa and I had the pleasure of being that pledge class' "pledge trainer" and Rich was in that class. We affectionately called him Rich "Barf" McCleary but to this day I don't know where the nickname came from nor when it evolved. After hearing of his passing I found my pledge trainer paddle given to me from that 1965 pledge class. Rich's name appeared on that paddle and I am grateful for having gotten close to Rich during that pledgeship. My condolences to his family. Sincerely, Russ Sumka Iowa Beta 1967.
Rich was a fun and respected fraternity brother of mine. He will be greatly missed by his "brothers", who were lucky enough to know him and kept in contact with him. Phi Alpha, Rich
Rich,will be missed by all Lipke Rec. softball players and gym rats. He touch so many kids back in the day and keep in touch thru our adult years.I'm sadden to find out of his passing today,forever in my memoirs.