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.