Andrea (Andi) Leigh Cleary, 66, originally from Bath, PA, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at her home in Newmanstown, PA, with her husband, Richard (Rick) Cleary, by her side.

Andrea was the daughter of Sherwood Walter Silfies, Sr. and the late Doris Leigh Silfies. Andi was a graduate of Northampton High School and Kutztown University. Andi retired from the Children’s Home of Reading in Aug. 2019. She brought love and passion to her role as a Foster Care Coordinator for over 33 years. Andi spent countless hours working with children and foster parents, hosting many parties and activities that brought love to each family. After retirement, Andi’s favorite thing to do was to spend time with her grandchildren. Andi and Rick made many trips to Hanover, PA, and Stafford, VA, to visit their sons and grandchildren. She was always sure to make her family and friends feel loved and cared for. Whether that was by making beautiful crafts or spending time together, she was always there for her loved ones. Those who met Andi were warmed by her loving demeanor and sense of humor. She always left friends and family with a great big hug. Andi was loved and adored by her family.

Besides her husband, Richard, she is survived by her children, Christian Cleary, and wife, Belinda, Cory Cleary, Aaron Cleary, and wife, Katie, and Jordan Cleary. She is also survived by grandchildren, Courtney, Zoie, Mackenzie, Reagan, Conrad and Brynn Cleary, and Adalyn Budd, siblings, Sherwood Silfies, Jr., and wife, Marjorie Halpern, Barbara L. Silfies, and husband, Gary Gumlock, Michael Silfies, and Jean Roberts, and husband, Craig. She is also loved deeply by her nieces and nephews and their children.

In lieu of sending flowers, we ask that you send donations to the Children’s Home of Reading in honor of Andi. Link below: Gift Information (