July 4, 1954 – December 21, 2020
Andrea (Andi) Leigh Cleary, 66, originally from Bath, PA, passed away Monday, December 21st, 2020 at her home in Newmanstown, PA, with her husband Richard (Rick) Cleary by her side. Andrea was the daughter of Sherwood Walter Silfies Sr. and the late Doris Leigh Silfies. Andi was graduate of Northampton High School and Kutztown University. Andi retired from the Children's home of reading in August 2019. She brought love and passion to her role as a Foster Care Coordinator for over 33 years. Andi spent countless hours working with children and foster parents, hosting many parties and activities that brought love to each family. After retirement, Andi’s favorite thing to do was to spend time with her grandchildren. Andi and Rick made many trips to Hanover, PA, and Stafford, VA, to visit their sons and grandchildren. She was always sure to make her family and friends feel loved and cared for. Whether that was by making beautiful crafts or spending time together, she was always there for her loved ones. Those who met Andi were warmed by her loving demeanor and sense of humor. She always left friends and family with a great big hug. Andi was loved and adored by her family. Besides her husband Richard, she is survived by her children, Christian Cleary and wife Belinda, Cory Cleary, Aaron Cleary and wife Katie, and Jordan Cleary. Also survived by grandchildren Courtney, Zoie, Mackenzie, Reagan, Conrad and Brynn Cleary, and Adalyn Budd. Siblings, Sherwood Silfies Jr and wife Marjorie Halpern, Barbara L. Silfies and husband Gary Gumlock, Michael Silfies, and Jean Roberts and husband Craig, also loved deeply by her nieces and nephews and their children. In lieu of sending flowers, we ask that you send donations to the Children’s Home of Reading in honor of Andi. Link below: Gift Information (donorperfect.net)
December 30, 2020
What a lovely and fitting tribute to a woman who always demonstrated strength and poise in the face of adversity. I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Andrea for many years, and always found her to be a truly genuine and caring individual. She loved her family very much as evidenced by the many pictures of her husband, children, grandchildren, siblings and nieces/nephews that graced her office. I will always remember her infectious laugh and the countless hours she spent supporting her families, their children, and her coworkers. May her family and friends be comforted in knowing that Andrea was very much loved and respected and that her life was well lived.
December 24, 2020
It was an honor to work with Andrea at the Children's Home of Reading. She was such a wonderful and kindhearted person. My deepest condolences to her family and work family at CHOR.
December 23, 2020
To Andrea's entire family, I am shocked to learn of Andrea's passing and send my deepest condolences to all...May she rest in peace now from her labors...She and I worked together in foster care at the Children's Home and I always liked her very much.. A very caring and compassionate person who did her best to help those children needing to be cared for..God bless her soul and God bless her family..She will be missed sorely and will always remember her fondly....Very sad to know she's gone....Kay Eisenbise
December 23, 2020
I met Andrea at the Children's Home of Reading where we shared several years as co-workers. My deepest condolences to her friends and family. I will always remember her sweet, loving demeanor with everyone around her as well as her contagious laugh. May she rest peace. She will definitely be missed.
December 23, 2020
Andrea was a friend and co-worker from The Children's Home of Reading. She would share wonderful stories of her family and her love of family was clearly evident. I will miss sharing time with her and I know she is greatly missed by her friends and family. My deepest condolences go out to her her entire family. Her spirit will remain strong with Rick, Aaron, Jordan and her beautiful grandchildren.