Robert P. Cleary, age 61, of Norwalk, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center after an extended battle with heart disease.
Robert was born May 6, 1952 in Elyria and graduated from Norwalk High School. He was an enthusiastic collector, enjoyed traveling, and most importantly loved spending time with his family.
He was a loving, gentle, hardworking and honest man who brightened up the lives of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
His family will forever grieve the loss of such an extraordinary father, grandfather, brother and friend. His zest for life was only out shadowed by his failing health issues.
Robert is now with his loving mother, Hazel Back; father, Robert E. Cleary; sisters, Susie Mack and Ruth Williams; and brother, Mark Cleary.
He is survived by three siblings, Don Cleary of New London, Linda Edwards of Norwalk and Joyce Pitman of Peoria, IL; step-father, Roy Back of Norwalk; lifelong friend, Rita Chaffee of North Fairfield; mother of his children, Donna Lundell Searight of Norwalk; three beautiful loving daughters, Kelly (Jeremy Lanham) Lanham of Norwalk, Jacklyn (Jessica Saker) Cleary of Warren, and Jennifer (Tony Owens) Cleary of Bellevue; six loving grandchildren who always lit up when grandpa entered the room.
Robert touched the hearts of his family and a large array of friends spanning the entire nation. The world has lost a truly amazing man with a heart of gold who would always go above and beyond to make his family happy. He will be forever missed, and never forgotten.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at North Fairfield Cemetery.
Arrangements by the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.
Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.