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Alma Claire Maleckar Bear

Maleckar Bear, Alma Claire Beloved wife, sister, daughter, niece, cousin, friend, artist, musician, fairy, small bear, powerful warrior, celestial traveler, and shining bright soul, died on November 29, 2011. Her departure leaves an inconceivable vacancy which will be filled with love by those that remain: husband David Bear, sister Molly; parents David and Catherine Maleckar, and in-laws Peter and Victoria Bear. Alma, 26, of New Orleans and formerly of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was the beloved granddaughter of Vladimir and the late Nicolette Maleckar, and of James and the late Geraldine Arnold. She was the niece of Michael Maleckar (Lauren Balogh), Rebecca Maleckar (Chris Giannini), James Joseph Arnold, Patricia Arnold, Richard Arnold (Laura), Peter Arnold (Annie), David Arnold (Lisamarie), William Arnold (Kathy), Julia Arnold-Hess (Daniel Hess), and Stephen Wantoch (Robin). She also leaves too many loving cousins, relatives, and friends to list. A funeral Mass in Alma's memory will be held at Mater Dolorosa Church, 1228 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, at 10 AM on Friday, December 9, 2011, with a second line beginning at sundown on the 1300 block of Saint Roch Avenue. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to Grace House of New Orleans.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Dec. 7, 2011
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