John McAleer Jr., 74, of Port Richey, Florida passed away July 6, 2012 at the Regional Medical Center of Bayonet Point, Hudson, Florida. John passed due to natural causes.
A wounded US Navy Veteran of the Korean War, BT1C McAleer served aboard the USS Thetis Bay-LPH 6. After being medically discharged from the US Navy, he was a dedicated employee of 35 years working as a manager for B & B Records.
John McAleer was a life time member of the VFW Post 9863, Gaithersburg, Maryland. John recently returned to Florida from his home in Maryland last September. He was a avid fisherman and golfer. John enjoyed the outdoors and spent a lot of time doing the things that he loved. John was a loving father and grandfather a gifted and generous man who always put others first. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
Preceded in death by his parents, John J. and Margaret (Bryant) McAleer Sr. brother David and John's wife, Barbara Ann McAleer who passed away in November of 2003, he is survived by his loving family: John J. McAleer III of Frederick, MD; his daughters, Bonnie McAleer of Gaithersburg, MD, Catherine Lee and her husband, Larry of Port Richey, Florida and ; six loving sisters; Delores, Nancy, Linda, Joan, Sandra; and Cheryl. John has six grandchildren; Benjamin Shapiro, Joshua Shapiro, Justin McAleer, Brett Miller, Alexis McAleer and Faith McAleer and two great grandchildren: Conner McAleer and Mason Lee.
There will be a service with full military honors at Florida National Cemetery, 6505 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513, at 3:00 PM, Friday, November 23, 2012 with Marion County Military Honor Guard, to officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that you make a donation to www.woundedwarriorproject.org in the memory of BT1C John J. Mc Aleer Jr.
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