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Robert Cleary
  • 73 years old
  • Date of birth: May 9, 1936
  • Date of passing: Jan 3, 2010



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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—"

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Al Molina on 9th May 2016

"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.""

This tribute was added by Al Molina on 3rd January 2016

"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.""

This tribute was added by Mark Lawson on 3rd January 2016

"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"

This tribute was added by Al Molina on 9th May 2015

"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!""

This tribute was added by Robin Cleary on 3rd January 2015

"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!"

This tribute was added by Marjorie Armas on 9th May 2014

"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,

Mimi"

This tribute was added by Al Molina on 9th May 2014

"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 !"

This tribute was added by Mark Lawson on 9th May 2014

"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"

This tribute was added by Al Molina on 3rd January 2014

"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."

This tribute was added by Mark Lawson on 3rd January 2014

"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."

This tribute was added by Driekje Lawson on 3rd January 2014

"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"

This tribute was added by peter indelicato on 4th January 2013

"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!"

This tribute was added by Al Molina on 3rd January 2013

"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.!""

This tribute was added by Robin Cleary on 10th May 2012

"I missed you yesterday, today and will miss you again tomorrow.  Happy Birthday King!  From your baby precious"

This tribute was added by Marjorie Armas on 9th May 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Mark Lawson on 9th May 2012

"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!"

This tribute was added by Marilyn (& Tom) Mulkeen on 9th May 2012

"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!"

This tribute was added by Driekje Lawson on 9th May 2012

"A special Cheers to you today, Bob! We miss you. xx"

This tribute was added by Scott Cleary on 9th May 2012

"Happy birthday Dad!"

This tribute was added by Benjamin Simone White 3rd on 4th January 2012

"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.."

This tribute was added by Marilyn (& Tom) Mulkeen on 4th January 2012

"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"."

This tribute was added by Robin Cleary on 3rd January 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Michelle Davenport on 3rd January 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by Corinne Rutner-Afanasieff on 3rd January 2012

"I can't beleive it has been a year....thinking of you all and sending hugs and warm thoughts....wow....no words...."

This tribute was added by Donna Cleary on 9th May 2011

"Dear Bob,
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""

This tribute was added by peter indelicato on 9th May 2011

"One Great Friend and Neighbor!!!!!!!! Spirit will live forever!!"

This tribute was added by Al Molina on 9th May 2011

"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!"

This tribute was added by Marjorie Armas on 9th May 2011

"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.
Mimi"

This tribute was added by Marjorie Armas on 9th May 2011

"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"

This tribute was added by Mark Lawson on 9th May 2011

"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"

This tribute was added by Barbara Cleary on 9th May 2011

""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."

This tribute was added by Driekje Lawson on 9th May 2011

"We will raise our glasses to you today, here is cheers to you, Bob. Hug Driekje"

This tribute was added by Marilyn (& Tom) Mulkeen on 9th May 2011

"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"

This tribute was added by Ilene Greene on 20th January 2010

"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,
Ilene"

This tribute was added by Tim Seufert on 19th January 2010

"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"

This tribute was added by Mark Lawson on 17th January 2010

"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"

This tribute was added by Ryan Richardson on 16th January 2010

"Robin,
  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."

This tribute was added by Daniel English on 12th January 2010

"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
ADIOS"

This tribute was added by Lise Mapletoft on 11th January 2010

"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"

This tribute was added by Driekje Lawson on 11th January 2010

"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"

This tribute was added by Rick Martin on 10th January 2010

"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"

This tribute was added by Marjorie Armas on 10th January 2010

"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.

Love you,

Mimi"

This tribute was added by peter indelicato on 10th January 2010

"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.
Pete"

This tribute was added by Donna Cleary on 9th January 2010

"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."

This tribute was added by Todd Legg on 9th January 2010

"Robin,

May the wonderful memories of your father sustain you."

This tribute was added by Muriel Jenny on 9th January 2010

"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"

This tribute was added by arlene kalar on 8th January 2010

"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."

This tribute was added by Malcolm Chang on 8th January 2010

"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 !!"

This tribute was added by Marie Rios on 7th January 2010

"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"

This tribute was added by Karen Pinkham on 7th January 2010

"My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Always be thankful for the wonderful memories that will live forever."

This tribute was added by Nancy Rhodes on 7th January 2010

"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"

This tribute was added by Wayne Dunbar on 6th January 2010

"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"

This tribute was added by Tiffany Young on 6th January 2010

"Tyler, Robin, and Scott - you had a wonderful father and I'm happy to have the memories of him that I do."

This tribute was added by Al Molina on 6th January 2010

"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."

This tribute was added by Tom Cleary on 6th January 2010

"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"

This tribute was added by jessica cline on 6th January 2010

"I know his wings are beautiful.  Your dad still surrounds you."

This tribute was added by Tyler Cleary on 6th January 2010

"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"

This tribute was added by Sandy Fleming on 5th January 2010

"Robin...thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.  Love and hugs to you."

This tribute was added by Valerie Holmes on 5th January 2010

"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"

This tribute was added by Debi Geller on 5th January 2010

"Robin and family,

So sorry for your loss.  I remember your dad being a very nice man.  Sending hugs and strength to you all.

Debi Geller"

This tribute was added by Marilyn (& Tom) Mulkeen on 5th January 2010

"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
tribute."

This tribute was added by Benjamin Simone White 3rd on 5th January 2010

"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.
Simone"

This tribute was added by Barbara Cleary on 5th January 2010

"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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