C. Gordon Cleveland, 73, of Alabaster, AL

C. Gordon Cleveland, 73, of Alabaster, AL, went to be with His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday (December 31, 2010).

He was born July 10, 1937 in Bradford, a son of Clifford G. and Marjorie V. Warner Cleveland. In 1959, he married E. Louise Meyers, who survives.

Mr. Cleveland was a 1955 graduate of Smethport High School, of the Philadelphia Bible Institute in 1958, and of Philadelphia College of the Bible in 1959. Graduate studies were ensuing years at Faith Theological Seminary in Elkins Park, PA, and at Baptist Bible College of Clarks Summit, PA.

He served in the pastoral ministry in four states-Delaware, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and New York-as a faithful shepherd and pastor/teacher.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by:
two Daughters: Deborah (Doug) Clarke of Alabaster, AL; Rebecca (Tim) Wisehart of Gibsonburg, OH
two Sons: Stephen Cleveland of Ridgway, PA; Timothy (Melissa) Cleveland of Claysburg, PA
12 Grandchildren: Benjamin (Rebecca) Clarke, Jonathan Clarke, Elizabeth (Kalab) Moore; Kristi, Kailee, Kerrie, and Lucas Wisehart; Justin, Stephanie, Allie, Zachary, and Gianna Cleveland.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Jonathan Meyers Cleveland.

Visitation was held on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Charter Funeral Home, Calera, Al, from 2-4pm. Local visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 5, from 11am -1 pm at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral and committal services will begin at 1 pm in the funeral home, with Pastor Tim Wisehart officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.


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