November 20, 1959 ~ September 4, 2012
John Cleary, 52, of Fargo died Tuesday September 4, 2012 in his home.
John Walter Cleary was born to David and Rosemary (Crummy-Kennelly) Cleary on November 20, 1959 in Fargo. He graduated from Shanley High School in 1979 and Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in Fine Arts. John was a very gifted artist. He worked for years as a waiter and served as landlord for his property.
His varied interests included a love of music and baseball, especially the Twins. John was a devoted fan to Johnny Cash and baseball legend Roger Maris. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was a superb story-teller. He always chuckled when told he was “Rosemary’s baby.” He was a loved brother and a favorite uncle to his many nieces and nephews.
Survivors include his sisters, Marlys Pedrick (Bruce) Wisconsin; Colleen Bassett (Thomas) Michigan; Regina Mandy (Scott) Fargo; Catherine Cleary-Ordal (Todd) Colorado; brother, Michael Cleary (Sue)Fargo; Step-Siblings, Patrick Kennelly Fargo, Bill Kennelly (Sharon) Wisconsin; Jean Fernandez (Ruben) California; and Jack Kennelly (Doreen) Fargo.
John was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, James Kennelly.