Charlie Two, Charlie Two...this is Charlie Two Charlie...Charlie Two Charlie this is Charlie Two..Farewell Marine Buddy, Kevin my Man...May God Be with You until We meet again...Charlie Two, Charlie Two Charlie-Over and Out! "Roger That" Charlie Two Charlie! Charlie Two-Over and Out.
2nd Platoon, Third Squad Leader, First Marines (Vietnam from Jan. 1970 to Jan. 1970)
" To the family of Kevin Cleary, I served in the Marine Corps with him in Vietnam with Charlie Company 1st Marine Division 1969-1970. I remember him as our company radio-man and was great in calling in choppers for our wounded men. Years had when by before we were able to connect again. I have a picture that he sent me of Sue, Balakw and Kyle. We stayed in touch periodically and the last time we talked was around his birthday. He shared with me about him finishing chemo and was worried about the weight he had lost. I would pray and would say words of encouragement to him. I've called a few times since his demise leaving messages not really knowing he have passed. I'm just finding out this by looking on his face book page. You have my sincere sympathy and I will share this with the others that served with him. It was because of him, I was able to find 15 other Marines that I presently stay in contact with. He sent me a contact list of names and addresses. I am sadden, but I know he is in a better place rejoicing in The Lord! God Bless and I am on face book!
Howard Smith (Smitty) Millville, NJ
A moment ago I suddenly thought of Kevin, my travelin' buddy back in 1978. We went to the Canary Islands together, stopping in Luxembourg on the way. So I looked him up and am so sad to have missed him before he departed. What a great guy - I knew him over the course of two or three summers in Bar Harbor, having met him at the Red House. Couldn't have asked for an easier travelin' buddy. It looks like he went on to have a good life all in all. My condolences to all who knew him and who must miss him terribly now. I have several photos of him from 1978, can send them if you contact me. Just google Lonnie Chu and use the contact form in any of my websites - it will go directly to me.
I came across this obituary by chance, and am shocked and saddened. I wasn't even sure it was the same Kevin Cleary I knew until I read the name of his sisters and brothers. Kevin and I dated and lived together in college. I don't know if the family remembers me, but I certainly remember you! That big beautiful house and so many brothers and sisters. I haven't seen Kevin for years, and in my mind he is a young man still. I'm just so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Tami Medley-Maynard
I just found out recently about the passing of Kevin. I only knew him through my husband Kevin, who was a friend and also a brother Marine. I'm sure there is a great reunion taking place up in heaven..
My condolences to the entire family.
May he rest in peace
To the Cleary Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Kevin. Though we rarely saw each other we kept in touch by phone. I will miss our spirited conversations. I will miss a good friend. I will miss my former classmate, Marine and Vietnam veteran. You Kevin were a man of honor.
Jet Dean, Reading,Massachusetts
To Jack, Brian, Mrs. Cleary and the Cleary Family,
Please accept my sincere and deep sympathy for your profound loss.
Hi Maryellen, I noticed that there are a lot of condolences on the WHS Class of '69 facebook page. I hope you will join the group and have an opportunity to see all the love being sent to you and your family XOXO
Met Kevin on the way to boot camp. Graduated in the same platoon. Next met on Hill 52 in Vietnam. Stayed in touch, but not enough. Always quick with a smile and a laugh. I will never forget him.
I'm terribly sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
Kevin was an amazing person. As my uncle, he was always there for me if I ever needed help or advice or just to talk. I was sick for many years, and he always called to check in to see how I was doing, to try to make my day a little brighter. It meant the world to me that he cared so much. He was so loving to his family and would do absolutely anything for you. We will miss him more than words can say. We love you, Kevin.
Kevin will be greatly missed by his loving family. My condolences to all, mostly to his brother Jack. Mary Jane Callahan
We are very sorry for your loss. Kevin will be greatly missed by many. Our deepest condolences to the entire family.
I knew Kevin in high school and after he returned from Vietnam. Looking at all those wonderful pictures shows what a wonderful, loving life, family and friends Kevin was and had. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
I was very sad and shoked about this terrible news. It makes me realise that I've lost a reliable good old friend. I knew Kevin for so many years since his period in the kibbuts in Israel. I wish you Sue, your boys and the rest of your family all the strength in the coming period. Shalom chaver. R I P, Menachem and Karin from Holland.
I'm so sorry to hear about Kevin's passing. Maryellen, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Cleary family.....Kevin was a great guy who donated many hours to the Bangor Y Leader's School program. He was someone we could count on, for sure.
Semper Fidelis to you Kevin and may you rest in Peace. Our last talk was a good one and I will forever remember you as a man that held much respect from me.
I am sorry for your loss.
I remember Kevin as a great friend, he lived in Holland for a while staying with me and travelled many times to Sweden!
I will miss him dearly.
I am shocked by the passing away from my old friend Kevin, just a few weeks we spoke together and sounded good.i wish his family and friends strenght in this difficult time.
Frank , from Holland
Mr. Cleary, you will be missed greatly. Your house was always open to me in high school and you were ever patient with me. I appreciated you as a role model and you always had good advice. You shaped 2 great sons in to Men, and your wife misses you dearly. Your absence will be noticed by many. I was blessed to have known you and to have been guided by you in my youth.
We are so sorry for your loss. Over the years of knowing Kevin we knew him to be a man of great attributes. Enjoying life to the fullest and always a smile to greet you. Never a negative word and always willing to help when needed. You will be miss by so many. Much love from us all.
Kevin was both my friend and my hero. We served in Vietnam together. When I was wounded it was Kevin who got the helicopter in to get me out. He saved me.
Over the years we spoke often. We had a bond and an understanding linked by the extrordinary experiences we shared.
Semper Fi.....My dear friend.....
With a heavy heart I say goodbye to a great man. He was a friend, and a brother to our family. You were always there when we needed you, Kevin, and for that, I am eternally grateful. Be at peace now, knowing your wisdom and love will live on through your family and friends. Love you my friend.
So sorry for your loss. Kevin, was a good friend, and great supporter of the local ice hockey programs. His smile and good nature will be missed by many.
My brother in law, friend and fellow lover of woodworking. I have known Kevin for 44 years and from day one, he welcomed me into his life and his family. He made friends easily and once you were a friend, you were a friend for life.
He was a great Dad to his two boys and was a major influence in their becoming amazing young men. He was proud of them and rightfully so.
He will be sorely missed by all.