John M. Cleary

July 21, 1949March 5, 2018

John M. Cleary, 68, of Cape Canaveral, FL passed away on Monday, 5th of March 2018. Born in Buffalo, New York, he came to Brevard County in May of 1989. While here he worked as a Case Manager for Devereux Florida before retiring.

He was a graduate of high school Diocesan Preparatory Seminary in June of 1968 and graduated from the University of Central Florida and Wright State University Undergraduate State University of N.Y. Buffalo B.S. Social Work June 1973.

John loved the beach and working out at various gym’s in the area. Elected Vice President of Plaza Property Condo Assoc. He was an artist at heart and loved landscaping around his condo. Collected friends where ever he went.

He is survived by his daughter, Melissa R. Cleary and husband Jeremy Kreager of Dublin, OH; his grandchildren, Amyia R. Clark & Matthew R. Clark; his brothers, Rev. Dennis M., Timothy L., Brad W., Gary M., and sister in law, Darcie & Debbie Cleary; his nephews, Paul, Justin & Michael Cleary.

A Celebration of Life will be held for JC on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 10:00am at Cherie Down Park, 8330 Ridgewood Avenue, Cape Canaveral, FL.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, April 8, 2018

John M. Cleary

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Kim Krisch (née Rohloff)

March 25, 2018

John was my first cousin. One of my favorite memories of him was being the flower girl in his wedding. I was just 4 or 5, but still remember that day and experience. He was such a fun-loving guy that he made everything memorable. Of course I’d never forget his Donald Duck impression , THE BEST! He will be missed, until we meet again.

Cousin Kim

Tracy McWhorter

March 25, 2018

I've only know JC for four years but in that time I've grown to respect him and his inspiring life. I know he practiced and mastered several spiritual beliefs. He was a private person but when you spoke to him he became available to you with all of his senses and always made you smile. The aura he's left behind seems to be infectious with his love for his friends and family because everyone who has spoken of him only has admiration and respect. He believed that life after death was another journey and he spent this life preparing for it. He will be greatly missed and always loved. Peaceful travels JC ......In Love, Tracy McWhorter.