David Eugene Cleveland

Oscoda, Michigan
December 22, 1946 - December 3, 2017


No services are planned at this time.

Obituary Notice

David Eugene Cleveland, age 70, died Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Tawas St. Joseph Hospital.  David was born in Battle Creek Michigan on December 22, 1946 to Richard and Donna Cleveland.  He was a former 32-year resident of Clarkston, Michigan moving to Oscoda, Michigan in 2011 with his lovely wife Kathey whom he married in 1970.  David graduated from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo followed by graduating from and earning his M.B.A. from Wayne State in Detroit, Michigan.  Following a brief tour of duty in the United States Navy, he served as a teacher with Lake Orion School Systems for 15 years additionally serving as the boys and girls tennis coach.  After his teaching career, he worked for Compuware as a System’s Analyst.  David enjoyed sailing, golf, hunting, and camping and was a member of the Elks, VFW, American Legion, Eagles, and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Western.  In addition to his wife Kathey, he is survived by his sister-in-law, Susan Cleveland and his niece, Michelle (Jorge) Gonzalez and nephew, Christopher (Catherine) Cleveland.  David is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James Cleveland.   No services are planned at this time.  Interment is being planned to take place in the spring at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan.  Memorial contributions can be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind www.leaderdog.org.  You may offer your condolences online at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com


Memorial contributions can be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind www.leaderdog.org.


Fort Custer National Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan


Kathey I share your grief. Dave was a friend and classmate since junior high and we shared a lot over the years. He was a good man and if there is any good in his passing it is that he is free from suffering and pain.

Jim Gilbert
Class of 1965 Harper Creek High School
— James D Gilbert, MD
We will miss our friend and Buckbuster buddy.
— Dave & Pat Evans
So sad, I wish we had been able to drive over to see you this summer. We ran out of time. I'm very sorry about that. You were a good person who saw the best in what people can be and nurtured that ideal. My condolences to Kathey and your family. I remember going to your house on Wattles a several times and going down to the County Park to hang out and playing ball on the same team at the Wattles Park Men's Club ball field.... a many years ago.
— Wayne Rizor
Kathey. I am heartbroken to hear of your loss of 47 years.
My heart goes out to you. I had so much wanted to meet Dave. You are blessed to have had such a special man in your life!
— Jeanne Snyder Lingley
Sail on Dave. May the wind fill your sails.
— Cal Lutz. Classmate.
Condolences and prayers for the Cleveland family. May Dave RIP with his brother Jim and their parents.
— Cindy (Borden) Pfeiffer....Wattles Park neighbor
We were so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing, Kathey. We are both thinking of you. Roger and Eva
— Eva Newman

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