Obituary of Charlotte L. Cleary
Charlotte L. Cleary passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. During her battle with cancer, she committed her life to Christ and stated several times during this ordeal that she never felt alone because Christ was always with her. Charlotte was born on March 19, 1933 and was the daughter of Charles and Beatrice Lund, and attended Woodbridge, New Jersey schools. After graduating from Woodbridge High School in 1951, she worked in the retail industry in New Jersey. Charlotte married the love of her life, Bob and then moved to South Carolina with Bob to raise their family and work in her family's business in Olar, South Carolina. She then followed Bob to Lexington, South Carolina and continued to be a devoted homemaker and wife while raising her four sons. After her last son entered first grade, she resumed her career with Blue Cross Blue Shield from which she retired after 25 years of service in 1997.
Charlotte is survived by her sons Bob (wife Amy and their children Todd and Shannon), Scott (wife Terri and their children Heather, Hailey and Hannah), Shawn (wife Joanne and their children Angela, Steven and Samantha) and Ross (wife Dawn and their children Kalin, Tyler and Lauren Ashley). In addition to her grandchildren she is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents and her loving husband of 50 years, Bob Cleary.
Charlotte was a strong woman who was loved by everyone that she came in contact with, especially her family. She cherished family time and was especially fond of Christmas when she would spend hours on end baking cookies for everyone. She loved her grandchildren dearly and would follow their pursuits passionately and could always be found sitting in the stands for her sons and grandchildren's various activities.
The greatest gift that Charlotte gave her sons was showing them how to love deeply and unconditionally. She also taught her sons how to be grateful and show gratitude to others. We are blessed to have had Mom around for many, many years. Although she is gone in body and is missed already, she will forever be in our hearts and in our spirits. She will always be by our sides.
A memorial service for Charlotte Cleary will be held on Thursday, June 3rd, 2021, for her immediate family members. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make a contribution in Charlotte's name, to The American Cancer Society, 200 Center Point Circle, Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29210.