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Thomas L. Van Cleave
  • July 26, 1936
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  • January 26, 2012

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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

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  1. Julia Casavat says:
    02 Jul 2014
    my prayers and love

  2. Andres says:
    19 May 2012
    In most newspapers you can recerash obituaries for up to one year after the passing. Just type the name of the newspaper, where that person died, and look under obituaries. It has to be the same paper that would have listed it at the time of death. Sorry for your loss.References : Was this answer helpful?

  3. Scott Van Ceave says:
    02 Feb 2012
    Hey Popola , Just thinking of you and reading these kind words and thoughts from friends and family All of them are right on target..
    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.

  4. Sunny Thompson says:
    01 Feb 2012
    Dear Scott, Leonard and Sandra,
    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.
    Love, Sunny

  5. Jenny D says:
    31 Jan 2012
    To the family and loved ones..
    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.

  6. Shari Hilton says:
    30 Jan 2012
    I will miss his smiling face and his great humor. Tommy always had a joke for me. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Shari,Mark Sam and Spencer Hilton

  7. Pat F. says:
    30 Jan 2012
    Dear Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Reflect on what is written in God's Word the Bible with regards to the resurrection at John 5:28 and 29. I sincerely hope that this thought will bring a measure of comfort and hope to you. My sincere condolences to you.

  8. Ed. Bowling says:
    30 Jan 2012
    I loss agood friend.

  9. Julie Bulled says:
    30 Jan 2012
    "It was a shock for all"!, I know Mr. Vancleave was a loving and supportive husband. He was a kind and loving father and will be missed - So much.
    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....

  10. Phyllis Wallace says:
    30 Jan 2012
    Sandy, Lenard & Scott - know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all as you journey down this road.

  11. Angela tolle says:
    29 Jan 2012
    You were the best uncle ever!!

  12. Debi Blair Carlton says:
    29 Jan 2012
    My heart goes out to your family. May you find peace in God's love.

  13. Maria M. Montes says:
    28 Jan 2012
    "I am at a loss for words. I know there is nothing for me to say that will make your loss easier. I hope you can understand what I can't put to words

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