Brian W. McCleese

Sep 20, 1975 - Aug 26, 2013

Brian W. McCleese, 37, of Bellevue, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 20, 1975, in Sandusky.

To know Brian was to love him, he was a big guy with an even bigger heart. A wonderful father, brother, son, uncle, and friend. He loved spending time with his children, fishing and cars.

He is survived by his children, Sydney and Connor; parents, Frank and Tillie (Williams) McCleese, of Bellevue; sister, Carrie Barger, of Bellevue; brother, Shawn McCleese, of Sandusky; maternal grandfather, Robert Fisher, of Sandusky; aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Vivian Fisher; and paternal grandparents, William and Mary McCleese.

A gathering to celebrate Brian’s life will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the home of his brother, Shawn McCleese, 1604 E. Bogart Road, Sandusky. 

Memorial contributions in Brian’s name may be made to Cancer Services of Erie County, 505 W. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870. 

Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made at