Willard Macleary
Willard Macleary

Obituary of Willard Andrew Macleary

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Willard Andrew Macleary, Jr., age 74, of Honesdale died Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Hershey Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Connie (Korb) Macleary. They were married on Aug. 5, 2007. Born August 31, 1946, in New Hyde Park, NY, he was the son of the late Willard Andrew and Jane (Brooks) Macleary Sr. A Marine Corps veteran and a self-employed carpenter he was a member of BVM Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church. For many years he was the well-known and well-loved manager of the Deli at the Inn at Woodloch Pines. He was a NASCAR fan and loved watching his New York Yankees since he was a kid in New York City. A 15-year breast cancer survivor, he volunteered for many years raising funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and promoting the awareness of men's breast cancer. He also took part in Woodloch Resorts annual fundraisers including the 5K Run/Walk, the BK Invitational Golf Tournament and A Night for the Cure. Willard was there every year at his chili station and he also built bird houses for the auctions. “That’s my gift back”, he says, “I know that research works.” Willard remained grateful for his doctors, family, friends and coworkers. He is survived by his wife: Constance (Korb) Macleary; one daughter: Samantha Macleary of Cleveland, OH; one son: Willard "Billy" Macleary III of Honesdale; two grandchildren: Kristin Macleary and Andrew Neal; two brothers: Michael Macleary of Sebastian, FL, and James Macleary of Honesdale; and several nieces and nephews. Willard was preceded in death by two sisters, Patsy Noel and Karen Madsen, and a brother, Kevin Macleary. A celebration of Willard’s life will be held at a future date to be announced. His final resting place will be in B.V.M. Queen of Peace Cemetery, Hawley, beside his parents and siblings. Memorials may be made to BKCures to benefit cancer research at Hershey Medical Institute by visiting www.bkhopecures.org.

Final Resting Place

B.V.M. Queen Of Peace Cemetery
314 Chestnut Ave
Hawley, Pennsylvania, United States
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