Gary Lamonte Cleveland
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Gary Lamonte Cleveland

Ithaca - Age 67 passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on 4/10/2021. Gary, originally from Elmira NY, graduated Southside High School in the year of the flood, 1972. He proudly served four years in the United States Airforce on Travis Airforce base, California. During his life he was a proud member of the local Carpenter, and Millwright Unions. He was a Carpenter in the Southern Tier and traveled the country maintaining Nuclear Power plants as a Millwright. He loved his retirement life at home feeding the birds, (squirrels) and deer. He would tell you that his greatest accomplishment was raising his two sons, Travis and Jeremie. As a single father of two, life was not always easy but very fulfilled with joy and laughter. Gary lived the last few months of life with a body full of terminal cancer and a smile on his face. Gary was born on January 11, 1954 to his parents, George and Dolores Cleveland, (Deceased) and is survived by; Sons, Travis Cleveland, Jeremie Cleveland. Grandson, Ace Austin. His Brothers, Daniel Cleveland, Corey Sprague and Sister, Barbara (Earl) Cleveland. Nieces and Nephews with children. Deanna (Brian) Montalbano, Vincent & Dominic. Daniel J Cleveland Jr. (Melinda) Hunter& Toby. Donald (in memory) Salina Buckley, Ethan & Miles. Ted (Eileen) Peet. Nicholas & Christina, Roberto (Sarah) Sibayan. Sophia, Sloan & Samara. Jesse (Carmen)Kairi and Cierra Sprague. Other than the immediate family he is also survived by a large number of cousins and their family members throughout the country. Duane Sprague (Deceased) was also a long-time member of Gary's family for many years, adding many extended family members. Bruce Sprague, Nan (Roger) Burris, and Diane Garcia along with their families. Gary's son Travis was the primary caregiver at his home for his last months of life. He would like to Thank the Hospicare nurses Jen and Kimmie that were extremely helpful, efficient and caring during this difficult process! Services will be private.

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Published in Star-Gazette from Apr. 14 to Apr. 18, 2021.
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April 19, 2021
It was always pleasure to work with Gary. He could take kidding as well as give. A lot of stories and knowledge was given during work. He will be missed RIP friend
Bill O'Connor
April 19, 2021
To The Cleveland Family..
So Sorry To Hear Of Gary’s Passing.. Only Met Gary One Time when He Came To Elmira.. I Used To Work At Lights Bakery.. He Stopped In To Have Breakfast.. May He Rest In Peace.. And My Thoughts & Prayers To His Family..
Shiela Stahle
April 18, 2021
Travis and Jeremy and family I am so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing he loved you boys more than anything and was a great father you all were a part of my family for awhile and I know how much of a lost this is for you boys you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers Rip gary
April 17, 2021
Gary's family, sorry for your loss.
I traveled and worked with him on many jobs over the years. Many great memories. I know he loved his family, took pride in his service to our country, and was a good union man. He will be missed.
Tom and deb narde,
Tom narde
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