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RONALD A. CLEVELAND <br> APRIL 27, 1936 -- OCT. 24, 2004

Graveside services for Ronald A. Cleveland, a Western New York native, will be Saturday morning in Savannah, Ga.

Mr. Cleveland died Sunday in an Ocala, Fla., hospital after a brief illness. He was 68.

Mr. Cleveland was born in the Town of Cuba and was a 1954 graduate of East High School in Buffalo. He competed on the school's tennis and cross country teams and was a Golden Gloves boxer.

Mr. Cleveland had worked for several manufacturers of outdoor power equipment, including Graveley, Case and Ariens. He won many business-related awards before retiring in 1998.

After leaving the Buffalo area in the 1970s, Mr. Cleveland lived several places, including Savannah.

His wife, Phyllis Staves Cleveland, died in 1997.

Survivors include four sons, Mark of Buffalo, David of Kenmore, Thomas of Amherst and James of Sanford, Maine; two sisters, Rebecca Caulfield of Alden and Bonnie of Deltona, Fla.; a brother, Larry of Glendale, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

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