In memory of
Robert Penfield Cleland
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In memory of
Robert Penfield Cleland
Robert Penfield Cleland, 87, passed away on December 30th, 2016 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina after a brief illness. Born in Schenectady, New York on June 11th, 1929 to Ernest Hartford Cleland and Mabel Pearl (Penfield) Cleland. His parents and sister, Betsy Ann Larson, predeceased Bob. Bob was a 1947 graduate of Nott Terrace High School and a 1951 graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in business administration. He was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity, where he fostered friendships that lasted a lifetime. After working a short time in real estate, he began a long career in the moving and storage industry. In 1966, he founded Greater Syracuse Moving & Storage. He was a founding member of the Syracuse Executive Association. Also, a member of GYRO Club, Blindmen & Criers, and the Syracuse Transportation Club. Bob was a longtime member of the Cavalry Club, where he loved the game of golf. He was also a die-hard fan of Syracuse athletics, the Brooklyn Dodgers and Saratoga horse racing. He was an avid fisherman on Lake Champlain and Henderson Harbor aboard the infamous boat called the CleAtt. He was a long time Dewitt little league coach and sponsor and an ardent supporter of his daughter's horse shows. Bob and his wife Heather eventually retired in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where he was a member of Prestwick Country Club and golfed well into his eighties. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Heather, son Jonathan (T), daughter Eugenie Barry, son Sean (Pamela). Eight grandchildren- Jessica, Jeffrey, Jillian, R.J., Carlton, Genie, Zachary, and Bradley. Three great-grandchildren- Colton, Charlotte, and Sadie A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Phi Gamma of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Syracuse University, 703 Walnut Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210. Date of Death: December 30, 2016
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