|Edward Thomas Cleary, Jr.
Published in the Syracuse Post Standard from June 16 to June 23, 2019
Edward Thomas Cleary
Edward T. Cleary Jr., 88, of Lakeland, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018 at home.
Born in Washington, D.C., he moved to Lakeland in 1993. He was an Army veteran of the
Korean War and attended the University of Maryland and Syracuse University.
Edward was employed with IBM for 31 years, retiring in 1987.
Edward was predeceased by his brothers, William and Jon; and grandson, Billy Wademan.
Surviving are his wife of 38 years, the former Dorothy J. Donofrio Petta; children, Doreen (Ron)
Doctor and Darlene (Matt) Wademan, both of Camillus, Debra (Russ) Canestrare, Denise
(Jerry) Rikhoff, and Donna (Mike) Wall, all of Lakeland, Lynn (Joe) Anderson of Syracuse,
Thomas Cleary and Diane Cleary; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call Wednesday, October 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral
Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus.
Edward T. Cleary Jr. November 23, 1929-September 30, 2018 His farewell kiss was never
given His last goodbye was never said, For none could know that death lay waiting For him
when he went to bed; And though our grief was sharp and lasting We thanked God then and do
today That by Our Father's love And boundless mercy, In painless sleep he passed away. Love
Always, Lynn, Danny, and Joe