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Alton B. Cleveland Sr.
  • 84 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 3, 1928
  • Place of birth:
    Garrett Park, Maryland, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 5, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Mt. Airy, Maryland, United States
He will be sorely missed but remembered fondly.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Alton Cleveland, 84, born on January 3, 1928 and passed away on July 5, 2012. We will remember him forever. His obituary is included in the "His Life" section.

The family would like to thank all the kind thoughts and wishes shared with us by so many friends and members of our extended family. We would also like to thank those who were able to attend the Memorial Service on July 21. It was great to see so many of you there. Al would have been extremely pleased.

For those of you wishing to do something in his memory, the family suggest that a donation Hospice of Frederick County ( or Daybreak Adult Day Services ( would be a fitting memorial.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Marianne Nichols on 3rd January 2015

"Special thoughts of you today, Uncle Bee.  Love, Marianne"

This tribute was added by Janet Cleveland on 5th July 2013

"Sad day for us, can't believe it's been a whole year since God took you to Heaven.  I talk to you every day.  My heart is filled with lots of memories and love we had together.  You will always have a special place in my heart.  I will love you forever and a day.  JM"

This tribute was added by Nancy McKee on 15th June 2013

"Missing you Dad on this first Fathers Day without you."

This tribute was added by Marianne Nichols on 3rd January 2013

"Loving thoughts and happy memories of my Uncle Bee today!"

This tribute was added by Gary Cleveland on 11th July 2012

"Uncle Bee was my Godfather. Our weekends in the summer were usually spent at his house working in the garden, having a BBQ, or going to one of Mike's races. Since my Dad died, he felt it was necessary to call me a couple times a year to keep in touch and I am going to dearly miss those calls. He was always my favorite uncle...can I say that? Thanks Mike and Janet for his care (and others)"

This tribute was added by John Cleveland on 11th July 2012

"Uncle Bee will surely be missed. I enjoyed his quick wit and the "Cleveland" dry sense of humor. I did enjoy our times together talking about everything and of course the joy ride in his sports car which I will never forget..God Bless....Johnny"

This tribute was added by James Allnutt on 10th July 2012

"I have fond memories of Uncle Bee hosting a Cleveland family renunion when the family were still living in the old farmhouse on top of the hill in Glen Hills, prior to the brick house being built acroos the street.  Those were the days of linolium floor 'rugs' and passive heating systems with grills in the floors; so, many years ago."

This tribute was added by David King on 9th July 2012

"We are very sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Cleveland, we will keep your family in our prayers. David remembers all the fun at Pannie and Jack's house on Christmas and Al standing at the doorway just shaking his head in amazement at the goofy gift exchange when bullwrinkle was opened by Mike. Those memories of all the fun we had will always be there.
Love David and Jeanette."

This tribute was added by mark ricketts on 9th July 2012

"Tom and family, Our prayers are with you this day. May God comfort all of you."

This tribute was added by Gary Sullivan on 7th July 2012

"I had known Al going back over 40 years when I was his Washington Post distributor in Glen Hills. When I retired from the Post in 2003, I moved to Middletown, Md. When Al and Janet became my neighbors just a couple years later, we became good friends and chatted often about who knew who in the Rockville area. Al, I will very much miss our porch sitting chats."

This tribute was added by D King on 7th July 2012

"Dear Bubby,Sandy and family of Al Cleveland

We are truly saddened by the loss of your loved one.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families
Dolores and Mike"

This tribute was added by Vic DeSantis on 7th July 2012

"Dear Janet, Buddy & family - I just read with great sadness of Al's passing.  I had the pleasure of working with Al at Bechtel on the SNUPPS project for many years.  A great, funny and really decent man.  The whole family must have been very proud to call him "dad, grandpa, great grandpa".  I'm sure he'll be missed, but you must have an encyclopedia of great memories!"

This tribute was added by Donald Cleveland on 6th July 2012

"some of my fondest childhood memories were the days my dad (my uncle Bee's brother), would say lets get into the car we are going up to uncle Bee's and Aunt Eloise's house for the day. our trips included great family reunions (recorded in black and white 8mm with no sound), picking weeds in his garden and digging potatoes, eating some of the best corn on the cobb and fresh tomatoes."

This tribute was added by Dale Lacovara-Monno on 6th July 2012

"I don't remember Mr. Cleveland very well other than he always seemed to enjoy his kids and all their friends when everyone was together in Glen Hills.  May God wrap His loving arms around the Cleveland Clan and bring them comfort and peace during this very difficult time.  Tommy, Nancy, and heart goes out to you and your brothers in your time of sorrow."

This tribute was added by Bob Boone on 6th July 2012

"I do not know where to began, I have lost a very dear friend that I feel I have known forever. Al was so proud of his family and I was lucky enough to get to know some of them and they were special too. Al and I together pulled many practical jokes on co-workers at Bechtel. One favorite memory was having early morning breakfast together. I have great memories and I will miss you."

This tribute was added by Chet Tabaka on 6th July 2012

"I met Al through Buddy and Sandy when I moved to Maryland in the early 80's and liked him the first time I met him.  Down to earth, straight shooter, funny and all around good guy. I feel very fortunate to have met and gotten to know him.  I will always have fond memories of our conversations and time spent together.  I will sorely him."

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This memorial is administered by:

Buddy Cleveland
Danny Cleveland
Mike Cleveland
Nancy McKee
Tommy Cleveland


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