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Dale Richard Lear

April 4, 1939 ~ January 6, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Dale Lear Obituary

Dale Richard Lear 84 of Middlefield passed away Saturday, January 6, 2024, after a brief illness at UH Geauga Medical Center.  He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and uncle.  Dale was born April 4, 1939, in Cleveland to the late Van M. and Vera A. (Sandstrom) Lear. He graduated from Cardinal High School in 1959 and joined the US Army serving from 1962-1964.  He was the owner and operator of Lear Electric. He served the area residents and businesses for over 50 years, retiring in 2019.  He enjoyed traveling on bus trips, fishing, bowling, and spending time with his loving family.  

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 64 years, Violet Leta (Somerville) Lear, son, Michael R. (Tracy) Lear, grandchildren, Hannah Lear, Amber Kirkwood and family, Anthony Lear and family, sister, Nancy Costanzo, sisters-in-laws, Jeanie McAndrew, Lois Marley, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Dale Clifford Lear, bothers Dean, Van, Fred, Robert, sister, Joan E. Starr, and a great grandson Jayden.  

Calling hours will be held from 10:00 AM until his Funeral Service at 12:00 PM Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 W. High Street, Middlefield, Ohio 44062.  Burial will follow the services at Overlook Cemetery in Parkman.  

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Calling Hours
Saturday
January 13, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sly Family Funeral Home
15670 W. High Street, PO Box 1275
Middlefield, OH 44062

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 13, 2024

12:00 PM
Sly Family Funeral Home
15670 W. High Street, PO Box 1275
Middlefield, OH 44062

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