MCCLEARY, RICHARD C. (DICK) - died on October 26, 2012, in Marlborough, Massachusetts, aged 87, of interstitial lung disease. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Francesca, four children, Rita, Richard, Gregory and Louise, and three grandchildren. Dick was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on June 13, 1925. He attended Boyd Jr. High School and Knoxville High. He was drafted into the U.S. Navy
during World War II
and served in the Pacific as a pharmacist's mate, second class. He studied Humanities at the University of Chicago, earning an MA in 1954, and received a PhD in American Studies from Yale University
. He married Francesca Arrighi in 1951 in Lucca, Italy. He taught English at the University of Tennessee and Knoxville College and Philosophy at the University of Florida
(Gainesville), the University of Massachusetts (Boston) and Old Dominion University (Norfolk). He translated works by Maurice Merleau-Ponty (Signs, 1964) and Jean-Paul Sartre (The Writings of Jean-Paul Sartre, two volumes, 1974), as well as Anna Boschetti's The Intellectual Enterprise (1988) and went on to publish two works of his own: Imagination's Body (1986) and The Logic of Imaginative Education (1993). He was predeceased by his brother, Oren, and is survived by his sister, Eleanor, of Austin, Texas. His sister, Janet Cosson of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, died recently.