John H. McAleer
McALEER JOHN H. McALEER "Jack" MAJ. US Army Air Corps John "Jack" H. McAleer, age 83, died on Friday, December 11, 2009 at his home in Berlin, MD. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Arthur F. McAleer and Marguerite Blessing McAleer. Mr. McAleer was a graduate of Gonzaga High School Class of 1944. He was WWII Veteran having served in the Army Air Corp and later in the Major in the National Guard. He had worked for many years as an Superintendent with A.J. Ellis Construction Company. He was a dedicated member of St. John Neuman Catholic Church in Ocean Pines and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife Rose Mary McAleer; 10 children, J. Kevin McAleer and his wife Jennifer, Thomas M. McAleer, Patrick B. McAleer and his wife Sally, Janet M. Bradford and her husband Alan, Andrew J. McAleer and his wife Barbara, James A. McAleer, Robert F. McAleer and his wife Kathy, Michael A. McAleer and his wife Angela, Stephen J. McAleer and his wife Beverly, and Kathlee M. McAleer-Lorance and her husband Keith; two brothers, Francis R. McAleer and Gerald McAllen; one sister, Rita Rader; 31 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased in the death by brother Charles A. McAleer and by baby Bernadette McAleer. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 11 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Rev. Thomas Protack will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service in church. Interment will be on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13705 Georgia Ave., Sliver Spring, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11211 Beauchamp Rd., Ocean Pines, MD 21811. Arrangements are being handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

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A fellow usher is sorry to hear of the death of your father. I will pray for the repose of his soul at home and at church.
Reginald Grier
December 25, 2009
Bob. I'm very sorry to hear about your dad's passing. My thoughts are with you and your family. I hope all your fond memories will help ease the pain and fill the void in your hearts and mind.
Jane lewis
December 23, 2009
Dear Rose Mary and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Jack's death. It brings to mind many good times we had at GC. Our prayers are with you and your family. The Grass Family
December 22, 2009
Bob - I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dave Wachter
December 17, 2009
Pat and Family,
We were so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Hopefully your sorrow will soon be replaced by only fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Denny and Cathy Miller
December 16, 2009
Pat,
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathy for your loss. May our prayers and those of your many Brother Knights bring you and your family comfort through these trying times.
Roberto & Mary Jo Ibáñez
December 15, 2009
Dear Pat: I am sorry to hear of your father passing. I will keep him and your family in my prayers.
Yen Le
December 15, 2009
Your loss is great but remember he is safe in the arms of the Lord.
Gilbert Giuliani
December 15, 2009
Bob and Family,

I am sorry to hear of your loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Hold tight to the memories of your dad for comfort, lean on your family and friends for strength.
Susan Vigna
December 15, 2009
Pat,

I'm very sorry for your loss. I pray the Lord may watch over you and your family and bring you peace and comfort through this time.
Dennis Regan
December 15, 2009
Bobby and Family,

We are so sorry to hear about your loss of your Dad!

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Doug & Perri Collins
December 15, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
John Huntley
December 15, 2009
Pat - I'm sorry to learn of your Father's passing. I will remember you and your family, as well as your Father specially, in my daily rosary.
Jim Schneider
December 15, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Robert Rouleau
December 15, 2009
Pat and Family,

May the Lord keep you in the palm of his hand to comfort you as he has with your dad in welcoming him home. Our prayers are with all of you. God blrss.
Gregory Loss
December 15, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Dick & Susan Bissell/Flashman
December 15, 2009
To the McAleer Family, I am sorry to hear of your loss and my prayers are with your family.

Ricky Dyer (La Plata, MD)
Knights of Columbus - Usher at the Shrine
Ricky Dyer
December 15, 2009
Bobby I hope that this prayer warms your heart to know that you are thought of during the passing of your loved one.

Dear Lord,
You know and understand all things. You know that someone very special has just lost a loved one, and needs Your strength and comfort now. Please surround this dear co-worker with Your loving Presence. Guide each step of the road ahead, and by Your grace, grant the faith that brings peace of mind and heart, and the hope that washes all sadness away- today and in the days to come. Amen
De Borah Grant
December 15, 2009
Dearest Rosemary & Loving Family,

I am saddened to hear of Jack's passing. (It's hard to call him "Jack" when all my life it has been "Mr. McAleer" - but he told me one day at St. John's he was NOT "Mister")I have enjoyed seeing him & his lovely Rosemary since I have moved to the shore!

I have so many memories of the old days in SCL Parish, he and my Dad cutting up, the ball games down the street from your old house in Wheaton; and then, years later, after I went to work at Washington Gas, there he was one day in the office to see one of my bosses!

Treasure the many memories you ALL have of your times together, they will comfort you in times when you need them!

May Jack be at peace with the Lord, and May he rest in the palm of His hand 'til we meet again!
Love and Prayers,
Patti Graninger
December 15, 2009
Michael and Family,
The Mckee Clan holds your family close to our hearts and our prayers are with each and every member of the McAleer family.
You are and will remain in our thoughts and prayers and with the fondest of memories!
We "The Mckee Clan" hold your father "Jack" and all of the McAleer's in high regard.
The close knit family parishoners from St. Catherine Laboure Church and School have a strong history. Most families parallelled in age and beause of the love which started from home, we were blessed with open hearts and shared treasured friendships, Grade by Grade, Sacrament by Sacrament. We've all been blessed with the comfort of an unbreakable and stable foundation, paved with love and honor. This blessing has been passed down generation after generation and remains unconditional from your father Jack and beautiful mother Rosemary and all 10 of these beautiful children, extended family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. You are a family who have and will carry on the love and honor which you were born into. We understand the hurt, loss and confusion and all the unchartered territory of emotions which have been bestowed upon you suddenly, but your father will always be by your side, in your heart and in each act of kindness you extend.

From all of the Mckee's we love you and support you through the loss of your Dad. There is nothing more comforting than having a family such as yours and the priviledge to be able to lean on each other whenever. When you speak of your Dad you pull a little piece of heaven down to earth.
Michael, I always felt proud to have you as a close friend growing up with those plaid uniforms and shirts and ties(hey do you still have that cool jean jacket?)One thing about you always stood out. I will never forget how stowic you were with others and how, without a thought, naturally watched over and stood up for those who could not, those who needed a guiding hand. I know your father is proud of you. It is those kindnessess you extended that do not go unnoticed. You were Kathleen Mckee's favorite!(I could not compete!) Just to name a few: Carolyn Carney, Charlie Herbert, Gina Pasquel, Chucky Frazier, Candace Lott, and all of our classmates, I could go on and on, Your SCL friends will be with you forever I have spoke to as many as possible and each and every one send you and your family there love and support. We are here for you.

Keep all of those precious memories and the love and the laughter as yours
to treasure forever.

God Bless,
Maureen Mckee on behalf of the entire Mckee Family.
Maureen Mckee
December 14, 2009
Bobby and Family,

My brother Pete relayed the news of your Dad's passing, my sincerest condolences. Please know that you're in my thoughts and try to take comfort in the great memories you have with your Dad.
Rob Blaser
December 14, 2009
To the McAleer Family
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

I was just telling my grandchildren that we all have a guardian angel. I relayed the story of your dad finding me walking home from St. Catherines with only one shoe. The other was stuck in the mud. He rescued my shoe and gave me a ride home. Not to mention he has teased me my whole life.

Our memories are a gift from God to be treasured always. I hope you find some comfort in them. Your dad is probably laughing with my dad as I write this.
JoAnn DeLuca/Frazier
December 14, 2009
Bob and Family,
I am very saddened to hear about the loss of your father. Judging from the son I have the priviledge to know, I am sure your father was a good man since he raised such a good person. I know he will be missed badly and I hope your pain eases with the passage of time.

Warmest regards,
David Sloane
December 14, 2009
Bobby- so sorry to hear about your Dad. I'm glad that you were able to spend so much time with him over the last few weeks. Those moments will stay with you for a very long time. Look after your Mom. She will need you close by.
Jack Coughlan
December 14, 2009
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