- 73 years old
- Date of birth: May 9, 1936
- Date of passing: Jan 3, 2010
This is an exerpt from something dad recently wrote:
This is an exerpt from something dad recently wrote:
"If there was some thing foul about myself I would have been thrilled to write about it, I’m not referring to the feelings of those who just didn’t like me and there are plenty of those, and those kind are in all our lives; I will admit I never understood my unpopularity. However later in life with so many things going my way, clothes, adventure, cars, money, wonderful children, great houses, beautiful gardens, and good health (till now) what’s to write about. I’m happy nobody ever took a shot at me, must have done some things right. So before I drift into death or senility (death I hope) I bid you a delightful life—"
"Well now, Roberto, I share the 80 years of time passed since our birth. It's a signal for all of us remembering your presence in our life to lift a glass to your essence and say, Happy Birthday! But wait ! Wait until we can hear your voice sounding, " It's Post Time.""
"Bob, old chap, I tip my hat to you as a gesture of a acknowledgment of your memory. Knowing that you would be pleased that I ran into some of our friends from Sacred Heart High. Your name was evoked and the stories began to flow. We sighed, we laughed, and some of us had a silent tear. We made a toast, "to you. Old man ! So, As Bob Hope sang at the close of his shows, "Thanks for the memories.""
"With thoughts about you today, Dear Ole Bob, as always on this day. Bear hug and I'll lift a glass of decent Rioja in your memory......Mark Lawson"
"Another milestone, a birthday to mark the passing of time and recollection of moments that standout, that bring a smile, laugh or a tear.
I have many with Bob from ringing his doorbell and seeing the face of Tom or Marge or Myrtle or Mr. Cleary, when he wasn't working at the store. And , of course Robert ! We would usually end up in the Guadalupe Grammer School yard shooting hoops with the Lucas brothers, Bill & Joey ! We had some competitive games and always wound up in a conversation about the celebrated Pro-players. It would all end when one of our mothers would call us home for dinner, from 4 blocks away. Amazing - "no cell phones!""
"I can't believe yet another year has past without you in my life. I tell stories of you all the time. I share "bobisms" and know that you would find it all delightful and funny. You are missed today and always. Love you dad!"
"Miss you Bob, think about coming home from work and rushing to run at the lake. Going down to Safeway to pick up artichokes for dinner. Taking Mom shopping, and her famous line "I will get that tomorrow." Meaning that would either be you or me doing the shopping. Some of the little things that mean so much and that we miss and treasure.
Cheers, love you,
"Having Bob as a childhood companion and later, dating Barbara's good friend and neighbor, Dolores, has me wondering if I was responsible for introducing Bob and Barbara ??? It's a good thought at a milestones in our time - a sweet remembrance !"
"Happy birthday, Bob, Ole Bean. The Lawsons are on a rare visit to a rare event now- a wedding in our home turf of Manchester, UK. The cycle of life keeps turning, and we all hope you are at peace. Abrazo"
"As if growing up together on Baltimore Way, S.F, CA is not evidence of quality time spent together, Bob's invitation to spend 2 weeks in Malaga, Spain at Mark Lawson's place, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. - investigating Andalusia, Alhambra, Flamenco, where the Cleary family lived and jogged , was the best of times shared and never to be forgotten."
"Dear Ole Bob,
It is with great memories of true friendship that I remember you- it seems a little while ago that you left us, and yet that is some measure of the magnitude of the hole you left on your departure. I think of you often and smile at the good times we shared in this tapestry of life. You enriched mine a great deal- for which I thank you. God Bless."
"Dear Bob, over Christmas I often think about the few times we spent Christmas and New Year with you and family over in USA. Great fun, with great memories. xxx"
"Thinking of Bob and how great of a neighbor the Cleary's were growing up in L.V. Too many memories to isolate 1. Love and miss U guys!"
"Remembering you ! Here's a particular memory that sticks with me and always makes me smile. I lost touch with you, Kennedy, Warneke & the guys . I was sitting in the barber chair at Louie's Barbershop and you walked in. I said "Hello" and you responded with "What's doin' Al?" (in a barrelhouse voice). "Geez, Bob! What happened to your voice?" You said, " I joined the S.F.P.D.!""
"I missed you yesterday, today and will miss you again tomorrow. Happy Birthday King! From your baby precious"
"My dear brother,
Woke up this morning wishing you a happy birthday. Walked the lake and remembered rushing to Mom's, changing, and we were off to run, meeting back at the car. So many fond memories, you are loved and missed. Mimi"
"My Dear Ole Fellow, Ole Chap, thinking of you today and the wealth of human kindness your imparted on us still here- will raise a good glass of Balvenie to you and your eternal memory, Old Chap! Godspeed!"
"Bob, HB2U wherever you are. Hope you are marching to the tune of 76 trombones in celebration of the day you were born! You were always a bigger-than-life kinda guy who deserves a parade. I'm sure you are in your Porsche riding behind the band givin' out the royal wave. You may not be here on earth, but your memory lives on!"
"A special Cheers to you today, Bob! We miss you. xx"
"Happy birthday Dad!"
"Keep His Love alive in your Heart..I shall Never never leave your side..I may be Millions of miles away..But I feel your love and pain.."
"We just went thru the photo gallery again which brought up the memories of good times. Had a few laughs remembering the good ole days....Bob with Tom at work and the 4 of us socializing. We miss both Bob and Barbara and are thankful they were in our lives. Hugs & Kisses to all three of you "kids"."
"I don't think there is a day that goes by that I don't think of you and mom. Scott, Tyler and I often share stories of times we spent with you. You are truly loved and greatly missed!
your baby precious"
"Hard to believe it has been two years. Know I am thinking of you and praying your dad whispers sweet stories into your mind this week. Have lots of warm memories this week too! Love you."
"I can't beleive it has been a year....thinking of you all and sending hugs and warm thoughts....wow....no words...."
Scott, the boys and I miss you so much. I think about you every day and wish that I could talk to you and hear you laugh. Love, "Deena""
"One Great Friend and Neighbor!!!!!!!! Spirit will live forever!!"
"The best memory Bob and I shared, as time and travel took us to very vivid & separate experiences, is/was: meeting at the corner of Naylor and Baltimore Way and playing Superman on the top of a tall building. You had to be there!"
"My Dear Brother,
I think of you so often and the positive effect you had on my life. That aside, you were delightful and charming just like "Cary." Miss you and love you.
"My Dear Brother,
I reflect so often on you, and the positive effect you had on my life. I am grateful for that -- your words of wisdom. That aside, you were delightful and charming ju"
"Always remembered..... My Ole Mate never forgotten. Just got back from my home town of Manchester and the game against Chelsea- which we won. I am sure you would have enjoyed the celebration, people and good beverages, ole friend. Keep tight... And s"
""The quality and fullness of our lives is not measured in length, but in the love and examples we leave those we left behind"....remembering you on your birthday Bob."
"We will raise our glasses to you today, here is cheers to you, Bob. Hug Driekje"
"HAPPY 75th BIRTHDAY, Bob, wherever you are. There's no doubt that you are still dapper and surrounded by beauty of all sorts. Enjoy our dear friend. Rest & Relax in
peace! Marilyn & Tom"
"Robin, Scott, Tyler,
Remembering when I first met you all in Fuengirola. Your mom has kept me updated on your lives. I'm so saddened by your loss.
With thoughts of peace and courage for you,
"Your friends in San Francisco are thinking of you, and hope that you all find solace by remembering the good times with your Dad.
Tim, Yolanda, Lukas and Niko Seufert"
"Dear Bob, today your friends over here in Spain attended a memorial mass for you in the church in Fuengirola.We celebrate your life and of knowing you- it was a pleasure and privilege. God Bless"
My humble prayers are with you & your brothers for your loss. You painted a wonderful picture of him in our talks. I pray that your hearts heal quickly through the fond memories you have."
"ROBERTO MI AMIGO SO YOU WON THE RACE YOU COMPLETED LIFES TRAIL. TO.... SAY ANYTHING ABOUT YOURE STYLE HUMOR AND PANACE WOULD BE WASTED..LIFES SUCCESES CAN BE SEEN BY THOSE THAT SURROUND YOU
"Dearest Barbara, Scott, Tyler and Robin
I was so sad to hear of your father's passing. I remember meeting him for the first time and what an impression he made-he was a delightful adorable man xxx"
"Dear Bob, when we met for the 1st time in Magnolia I wished then we could all live on the same continent. There are many unforgettable moments. Driekje"
"Dear Scott, Tyler and Robin,
I was so sorry to hear about your dad.I have such fond memories of him and I know how much he meant to all of you.Wish you the best during this difficult time. God Bless"
"My dear brother, I am greateful for all my memories of you. Your charm, your wit, and your humor, will be dearly missed. You will always live on in my heart.
"Dear Barbara,Robin,Tyler,& Scott,
When I herd the news I was deeply saddened.Growing up in Loma Verde across the street from your family was delightfull.May his sprit live forever in all of you.
"Bob was a fantastic father and a wonderful grandfather. I am so thankful Scott had him as a role model for what it's like to be a great dad."
May the wonderful memories of your father sustain you."
"Robin, Scott & Tyler, I am saddened to learn about your Loss, but don't forget that by loosing your Dear Dad you gained an Angel Guardian. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Muriel"
"Dear Robin,Scott & Tyler
It saddened me to hear of your Dad's passing. At the end of the day, memories are important. You all have great memories that will keep your Dad in your hearts forever."
"Robin: You will always hold your Dad near to you, tucked away forever in your heart. May the many memories bring you comfort knowing that he loved you, and you him !!"
"Robin, Scott and Tyler...sending you thoughts and prayers during this time. May you find peace during this difficult time...hugs to all of you"
"My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Always be thankful for the wonderful memories that will live forever."
"Scott, Tyler & Robin:
I always enjoyed being with your Father. He was a perfect gentleman and lots of fun to be around and it was obvious he loved his family dearly.
May God give you peace"
"Tyler, Scott and Robin, The Dunbar's send our deepest of sympathies and we will keep you and your family in our prayers. Bob was always a lot of fun during the time I knew him. God Bless and Care for"
"Tyler, Robin, and Scott - you had a wonderful father and I'm happy to have the memories of him that I do."
"I have many sweet memories from our childhood years. We shared many "first- time" moments that early life offers. We were close for many years. we played,laughed,& cried together. I'm miss him."
"Scott, Tyler ane Robin, The relationship between you and your Dad was truly special and we know you will have fond memories forever.
Love to the entire family,
Tom & Madge"
"I know his wings are beautiful. Your dad still surrounds you."
"Robin, thanks for the hours of work (and emotional toll) putting the tribute together for Dad. Few of us will ever live such a charmed life as Dad. I will miss him but I'm comforted knowing his death is an honorable right of passage for such a full life l"
"Robin...thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Love and hugs to you."
"Robin - I only met your father one time, but I remember him fondly, as a man who really loved his daughter! I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family. Valerie"
"Robin and family,
So sorry for your loss. I remember your dad being a very nice man. Sending hugs and strength to you all.
"Tom & I want 2 light 42 candles for the # of yrs ago that Bob came into our lives. Many fond memories & stories. Music made me cry...truly an "Unforgettable" guy has left this earth. Tks for
"All i know is he was loved So deeply by a Loving Family. A very Lovely Daughter Robin Cleary.
I am Sure he is so Proud Of Here, Now and Forever.
May His Love Keep Showering over you all.
"Bob told me when we separated that someday I would thank him. I thank him from the bottom of my heart for our three wonderful children. He was an exceptionally great father."
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