Thomas L. Van Cleave, 75 of Orlando died Thursday, January 26, 2012. Tom was born July 26, 1936 in Tiptonville, TN. He served his country with the United States Navy where he received a Purple Heart in 1965 while serving on the USS Liberty. Tom was a long time resident of College Park in Orlando. He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra; son, Leonard Edward Van Cleave of Orlando and Arthur Scott Van Cleave of Winter Park and his sister-in-law, Evelyn M. Cooksey of Orlando. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to a Breast Cancer Foundation of Central Florida.
Family services will be held
You were and are and always will be rather amazing.
I want and still strive to be exactly like you.
If I do achieve that , I'm in good shape
I love you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. I knew Tom for many years when he worked at Fla. Hosp. and I worked in the O.R. there. He was so soft spoken, yet helpful and always considerate. He made me laugh, yet could be compassionate and empathetic. I will always remember him with fondness in my heart and a smile on my lips.
I am so sorry for you loss and my heart goes out to you. These words found in the Bible have been known to bring much comfort- Isaiah 25:8,9. I hope they can do the same for you in this very difficult time in your life.
Shari,Mark Sam and Spencer Hilton
Dad, is so dear; being your friend and always was there;
smile and kindness that he has passed on to his loving and compassionate son,
The qualities that he possesed that can truly be seen in the outward portrayal of his loving son.
Scott - I love you. I am here for you....