James Arthur McAleer, 63, of Berlin, Md passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 4th.
Born in Washington, D. C. Sept. 18, 1958 to John H and Rose Mary McAleer, he was raised in Wheaton, Md where he learned to run the streets both literally, figuratively and imaginatively. That passion for travel and adventure stayed with him throughout his years, as he spent many in Texas, Tennessee and Minnesota, before settling down in Berlin, Md.
Jimmy was predeceased by his parents John H and Rose Mary, and sister Bernadette. He leaves behind sons Anthony J. Privette and Codty J. Myers, who he loved very much. He also leaves siblings Kevin, Tommy, Pat, Janet, Andy, Bobby, Michael, Stephen and Katie, along with their spouses and 30 nieces and nephews, who he also loved very much.
Jimmy was very artistic and loved to draw picturesque scenes on homemade cards he sent to his loved ones when off on one of his journeys. He also loved photography, writing poetry, sports and was a life-long Redskins fan.
There will be a private Christian burial at Gate of Heaven. A Memorial Mass and celebration of his life will be held at a later date in Berlin, Md.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Joseph House, 401 N. Poplar Hill Ave., Salisbury, Md 2180 http://thejosephhouse.org/the-little-sisters