William W Cleary

Profile Updated: August 5, 2016
Class of 1970
Residing In: Pasadena, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: My wife is a wonderful person, great partner, fantastic mother, and very successful in her career.
Children, Grandchildren: Our son "John", is a young engineer in a large construction company.
More importantly, his personality More…is such, that people like being around him, including his parents.
Military Service: navy  
Occupation title: engineer
Occupation/Career(s) Details:

aerospace

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Sep 15, 2021 at 8:45 AM

Paul Cole and I first met in junior high.  We played all the sports junior high had to offer.  We became good friends through the sport teams.  In ninth grade, Paul told me of a bully that would not leave him alone.  Paul decided to fight the bully and asked me to be his second.  The fight was after school behind the liquor store.  It lasted about five minutes with Paul pinning the bully and making him promise not to bother Paul again. Paul told me the bully never bothered him again.

One day in high school, Paul informed me that he was at my aunt's home the night before. My aunt was a high school English teacher at another school.  I asked Paul what they were doing and he told me they were in a heated discussion about the war in Vietnam.  Paul stayed friends with my aunt for years.

A few years ago Paul showed up at my house.  It was great seeing him.  Before long we were on South Pasadena stories.  Paul could remember the smallest details growing up.  We both agreed that South Pas was a great place to grow up.

When I think of Paul, I think of his infectious smile and his laid back way about him.  Paul left us to early.  As we get older, the South Pas stories become more important and Paul was in many of them!

Aug 05, 2016 at 9:12 AM
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