Donald Wayne Cleland
May 14, 1960 ‒ February 18, 2019
Donald W. Cleland, age 58 of Delaware passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus.
He was born on May 14, 1960 in Toledo to the late Daniel W. and Carolyn Jean (Metzger) Cleland. Don had worked over 25 years as a technician with the Columbus Water Department.
A simple man, Don lived his life with a humble agenda to make people smile and he did just that. He was good with people, fun loving and always positive. He also possessed a strong work ethic in the care of his home and treasured white Dodge Challenger.
He loved animals and birds, especially his beloved canine “Brisco”. He was a member of the Delaware Eagles. With his friendly nature, he was easy to befriend. His unique laugh will long be remembered, just as his goodness and warm smile.
Those left to cherish his memory include his siblings: Patricia “Patti” Fraser of Maineville, Julie (Steve) Scott and Tim Cleland all of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, nieces, nephews, and a host of cherished friends.
“Love you, be strong, and catch you on the other side” were Don’s parting words.
A time to share stories and reflect on the goodness of Don will be held from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Memorial contributions can be made to the James Cancer Hospital, 1480 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43221.
To share a condolence or special memory visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com