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Bernard Austin McCleary, Jr.

Obituary for Bernard Austin McCleary, Jr.

April 5, 1944 - October 31, 2017
Leander, Texas | Age 73

Bernard was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin, brother and friend


Bernard Austin McCleary Jr., 73, husband of Shirley (Smart) McCleary of Leander, Texas and Verona Island, Maine, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Round Rock, Texas.

Born April 5, 1944 in Bath, Maine, he was the son of the late Bernard Austin McCleary Sr. and Ruth Arlene McCleary.

Bernard attended Winterport High School and Hampden Academy where he graduated in 1962. He joined the U.S. Air Force and served his country from 1964 – 1984 when he retired as a MSGT. During his time in the Air Force Bernard received five commendation awards and one Meritorious Medal. After retiring, Bernard worked at Motorola APRDL from 1984 – 2000 where he received a Motorola Merit award and Motorolan of the Month in 1988. After leaving Motorola, he worked at Intel in Colorado Springs, Co. from 2000-2002. He loved spending time with his family and traveling to Maine for the summers where he enjoyed the lighthouses and reminiscing with his friends and family.

He is survived by his beloved wife Shirley (Smart) McCleary, daughter Teresa Peloquin, husband Scott and daughter Sydney. Daughter Angela Gibson, husband Darrell, sons Ben, Justin M., his wife Chelsie, David, his wife Coral, Joshua and Justin G. Son Bernard III, wife Robin, son Bernard IV and daughter Ashley. Daughter Tiffany Moorman, husband Warren, daughters Larissa Goecker, her husband Jared, Kiersten, Cassidy, Taylor and son Grayson. Great-Grandchildren Ben, Ember, Isaac and Phillip (on the way). Sister Patricia McCleary Groth, husband Walter George, brother Gordon McCleary Sr., wife Jeanie, and sister Kathleen McCleary. Sister-in-Law Dianne Haley, husband Gary, brother-in-law Earl Smart, wife Carol and devoted friend Carol Fasnacht. Several cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends throughout the country.

Bernard was preceded in death by his loving parents Bernard Austin McCleary Sr. and Ruth Arlene McCleary.

The Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 10:00 A.M. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home , 1200 South Bagdad Road, Leander, Texas 78641 with inurnment at 2:00 P.M. at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Killeen, Texas 76452.

Bernard was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin, brother and friend who is loved immensely and will be forever missed. There are no words to express the love he had for his loved ones.

"The Loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind."

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1200 South Bagdad Rd.
Leander, TX 78641
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