Memories of Eric


Eric Alan Cleveland


August 3, 1958 – July 5, 2013

Eric Cleveland, 54, good companion and loyal friend, passed from this life in San Francisco of complications from pneumonia. His long-time companion, Wendy Mortensen, friends, family members, and dedicated nursing staff attended his passing.

Eric was a graduate of the inaugural class of the State College (PA) High School Alternative (Delta) program in 1976. There he made many lifelong friends. After attending Penn State for a year, Eric moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he graduated from San Francisco State University. Eric worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and later co-founded a printing company in downtown Oakland. Through these and many subsequent careers, Eric accumulated a large contingent of friends. Many of these friends and family gathered in San Francisco in July to celebrate and remember his life.

Their stories clearly showed that Eric lived his life with a sense of adventure – sailing trips on the San Francisco Bay and around the tip of Florida, motorcycle journeys across country, and unplanned road trips to distant rock concerts were a few of their recollections.

Eric is survived by his parents, Richard and Shirley Cleveland , of State College, and his sister, Andrea Cleveland Mills (Walt), and his nieces Marian and Susanna Mills of Spring Mills.

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