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Earl William McCleerey

December 21, 1928July 9, 2020

Earl William McCleerey Sr. 91, of Mechanicsburg, PA, passed away at his home on Thursday July 9, 2020.

Born December 21, 1928 in Isabell, SD to the late Fred and Anna (Riecke) McCleerey.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Barbara, sister Mabel Blake, brother Bill McCleerey.

He is survived by his loving wife Delores (Brake) McCleerey; his children Lynne Campbell (Jeff); Jeanne Apel (Bob); Mark (Kym); Earl Jr.; Paul; John; Mary (Christine), 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Earl graduated from South Dakota School of Mines with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering. He worked 47 years as an electrical design engineer and received many patents for his achievements in the advancement of technology. He loved family activities, gardening, flowers, reading and his glass of wine with dinner.

A visitation will be held from 10:00am to 11:00am on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church; 225 Salt Rd, Enola, PA 17025. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00am following the visitation. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery; 1313 S York St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA; 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg PA 17110.


  • Fred McCleerey, Father (deceased)
  • Anna (Riecke) McCleerey, Mother (deceased)
  • Delores (Brake) McCleerery, Wife
  • Barbara McCleerey, Daughter (deceased)
  • Lynne Campbell (Jeff), Daughter
  • Jeanne Apel (Bob), Daughter
  • Mary McCleerey (Christine), Daughter
  • Mark McCleerey (Kym), Son
  • Earl McCleerey Jr., Son
  • Paul McCleerey, Son
  • John McCleerey, Son
  • Mabel Blake, Sister (deceased)
  • Bill McCleerey, Brother (deceased)
  • Earl also leaves behind 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, July 16, 2020


Earl William McCleerey

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Ronald Rowe

July 14, 2020

Mark, Kym and Earl
I was sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our thoughts are with all of you.
Linda and Ron

Karen (Armold) Granzow

July 14, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Kris Jarecki

July 13, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all. I'll never forget the time when Earl came to pick up Mary from college and saw that there was still beer left in her glass. He said you never leave beer. So to this day, I make sure I finish my drink completely.
This makes me smile.

John Brake

July 11, 2020

To all so sorry for your loss. Parying for your family that you will find God's peace in this time of sadness.


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