Sydney Cleveland

Born: Mon., Sep. 17, 1945
Died: Tue., Sep. 11, 2018

Memorial Service

1:30 PM Sun., Sep. 30, 2018
Location: Mountain Heights Baptist Church

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Sydney Cleveland, 72, of Hartsel, CO died September 11, 2018 shortly after reaching the summit of Mount Cameron with his grandson.

Syd was born September 17, 1945 in Chattanooga, TN to Clyde and Carolyn (Page) Cleveland. He spent his childhood years in Singapore and Indonesia where his father served as a missionary. Syd returned to the States for high school where he met Sherrylin Smith. They were married March 7, 1965 in Takoma Park, MD. After graduating from seminary, he served as the pastor of multiple churches before retiring to Hartsel, CO. Syd was also a published author.

Syd enjoyed hiking and climbing throughout Colorado. Having also worked as a photographer, he enjoyed capturing the beauty of God’s creation.

In his retirement he obtained his technician, general class and extra class Ham radio licenses. Syd initiated the Colorado Emergency Reporting Net (CERN). He was a contributing member of Ham radio weather nets. He and his wife’s two dogs, Scout and Tess, were inseparable friends. Syd was a well-loved active member in his church.

Syd is survived by his wife Sherry; brother Edgar Cleveland (Teresa); sons Todd Cleveland (Lisa) and Scott Cleveland (Margaret); grandchildren Christopher, Caleb, Zachary, James and Benjamin; and numerous nephews and nieces.

He will be deeply missed by his family, many friends and parishioners of the churches he served.

A memorial service will be held at Mountain Heights Baptist Church in Buena Vista, CO on Sunday September 30, 2018 at 1:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Rod and Staff Ministries, 560 Tracy Road, Suite B, New Whiteland, IN 46184 (


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Jeremy & Traci Mason
   Posted Tue September 18, 2018
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Duke Remington and Family
   Posted Tue September 18, 2018
Sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

Doug and Lisa Munsterman
   Posted Tue September 18, 2018
Our prayers for peace and comfort for your family.

seth young
   Posted Sat September 22, 2018
Praying for you and your family during this time.

Gary and Kay Eitel
   Posted Sun September 30, 2018
We are so sorry for the loss of Syd. He was a wonderful husband, father and such a good man. You are in out thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

Lonnie and Stephanie Johnsey
   Posted Mon October 01, 2018
Sorry for your loss. We will keep you and yours in our prayers.

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