Bernard Austin McCleary, 88, formerly of Frankfort, died Oct. 11, 2010.

He was born in Bridgewater Jan. 4, 1922.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ruth; four children. Bernard McCleary and his wife, Shirley, of Kyle, Texas, Particia Groth and her husband, Walter, of Oak Creek, Wis., Kathleen Belliveau and her husband, Roy, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Gordon McCleary and his wife, Jeanie, of Canyon Lake, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was a World War II veteran and a member of the American Legion, the shuffleboard club and the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church.

There will be a graveside service at Sarasota National Cemetery Friday, Oct. 29, at 10:30 a.m.


In loving memory of my Dad, by Kathleen McCleary Belliveau:

At the end of days

The Winter of life

Last ray of sunlight fading

Were his dreams fulfilled


The look in his eyes

The quirky smile on his lips

He’s had us again


Ruby Red Sunset Rays

His breath caught in the darkness

His Soul moves forward


Memories keep us

The love in letting him go

Our hearts will grieve