Richard T. Cleaver

May 16, 2006  

Richard Thomas Cleaver, 83, of East Shore Road, formerly of Penfield, NY, died early Tuesday morning at his home on Chases Lake, where he had been under the care of his loving family and Lewis County Hospice.  Arrangements are with the Iseneker Funeral Home, 5702 Waters Road, Lowville, NY 13367. 

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Lowville, with Rev. Sarah G. Sanderson-Doughty, Pastor, officiating.  A gathering in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall will immediately follow the Memorial Service with burial at 5:00 p.m. in the Lowville Rural Cemetery.  

Contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P. O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367. 

He is survived by his wife, Carol; three sons and two daughters-in-law,  John and Bonnie Cleaver of Rochester, NY; Mark and Cindy Cleaver of Naples, NY, David Cleaver of East Rochester, NY; a niece, Beth Ann Coleman of Fairport, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles S. and Dorothy Cleaver of Skowhegan, Maine; five grandchildren, and a great-grandson. 

Mr. Cleaver was born on March 2, 1923 in New Haven, Connecticut, a son of Thomas S. and Celia Tannar Cleaver.  He graduated from Syracuse University in 1947 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.  He served with the U.S. Merchant Marine Service during WWII.  On July 12, 1947, he married Carol Coleman at Immanuel Baptist Church, Rochester, NY, with his father, Rev. Thomas S. Cleaver and Rev. Osgoode McDonald, officiating.  

Mr. Cleaver, along with his business partner, owned and operated a distribution business in Watervliet, NY for many years.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lowville, and enjoyed woodworking, and the outdoors, especially landscaping and motorcycling.

Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.