Paul R. Cleveland, 92, of Sandusky, consultant to government agencies, died Friday, June 4, 2010, in Sandusky, surrounded by family.
He was born April 2, 1918, in Clyde. He was a 1936 graduate of Clyde High School and a 1951 graduate of Heidelberg College and Bowling Green State University where he received Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, achieving the rank of technical sergeant during World War II. He completed tours of duty in England, North Africa and Italy, serving with the U.S. 9th and 12th Air Forces and The Mediterranean Allied Air Forces.
During a 30-year career in the sciences, Paul was employed as Chief Meteorologist for Southern Airways, Senior Research Investigator at the University of Pennsylvania, Principal Scientist at Booz, Allen Applied Research, Inc., and Senior Scientist at Science Applications International Corporation. While with those employers he provided consultation services to many agencies and departments of the United States Government, including the departments of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force; the Department of Transportation; the State Department; the National Cancer Institute; the National Heart, Lung, Blood and Blood Diseases Institute; the Environmental Protection Agency; the Central Intelligence Agency; and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
Paul retired from Science Applications International Corporation in the fall of 1981, returning to Sandusky, with his wife, the former Marjorie Ann Schott of Sandusky, whom he married Sept. 28, 1946. They resided in Sandusky for 21 years until her passing in December, 2002, celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 28, 1996. In retirement he wrote three novels: "Trail of Dreams," published in 1999, "The Long Road Back," in 2005 and "A Diamond in the Rough," in 2007.
Paul is survived by one son, Dr. Ronald P. (Maryjo) Cleveland of Broadview Heights, Ohio; two daughters, Patricia J. (Charles) McVicker of Gardnerville, Nev., and Anne E. (David) Renkes of Roswell, Ga.; two sisters, Ruth Gedert and Joyce (Buddy) Kindred of Clyde; and 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter J. and Mildred N. Cleveland (Clyde); one brother, Glenn (Clyde); and two sisters, Melba Doering (Walbridge, Ohio) and Evelyn Wiewandt (Port Clinton).
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, where funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Raymond Vance will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to one's favorite charity.
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