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 Robert L “Bob” Cleary

Robert L “Bob” Cleary

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Death 11 Mar 2013 (aged 86)
Burial Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 106622766 · View Source
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Robert L. (Bob) Cleary passed away in the early hours of March 11, 2013, at Lakeview Village in Lenexa. He was a loving and treasured husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Bob was born in Fort Towson, Okla., to William Cleary and Myrtle Moon Cleary. He was the youngest of four children. After his parents passed away, he grew up at a Baptist orphanage in Texarkana, Ark. He joined the Navy in July of 1943 and served in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he became a radio engineer, and he worked at several radio stations before joining WHB in 1956. He retired from KUDL WHB in 1991. After retiring, he became the head marshal at Heritage Park Golf Course, and he enjoyed playing golf with his friends. On March 17, 1973, he married the love of his life, Pattie Lou Kelly. They traveled the world together, visiting exotic locales including the Caribbean, Europe, Russia and China. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, and Chiefs fan, and he loved building and tinkering in his workshop. He is survived by his wife, Pattie Lou; sister, Matilda Black; children, Karen Agee, Melissa Cavanaugh, and John Kelly; grandchildren, Natalie, Alexandra, Kelly-Anne, and Bryan; and great- grandchildren, Michael and Lillia. The children from his first marriage are Sherri Smith, Karen Hardgrave, Gary Cleary, and Nancy Mooney; grandchildren, Aaron, Shannon, Angela, Monica, Shane and Randi; and seven great- grandchildren. The family would like to thank Lakeview Village and Crossroads Hospice staff for all their wonderful support and care. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m., with the service to follow at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Newcomer's at 8201 Metcalf, followed by interment at Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.overlandparkchapel.com Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66204 (913) 648-6224. D.W. Newcomer's and Sons Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematories.

Published in Kansas City Star on March 13, 2013


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  • Created by: Silver Spark
  • Added: 12 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 106622766
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert L “Bob” Cleary (27 Mar 1926–11 Mar 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 106622766, citing Johnson County Chapel and Memorial Gardens, Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Silver Spark (contributor 46915372) .