John Richard Cleland, age 73 of Waldport, OR passed away on February 14, 2013 at his home surrounded by family.
John was born March 14, 1939 in Van Wert, Ohio to Loren and Helen Cleland. He spent most of his life chasing radiation and other dangerous materials for the D.O.E ., so we could all be safe. Unfortunately the radiation damage to his body caught up with him. He was a great and wonderful man that enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. John will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He, and those like him who work behind the scenes, as well as our military, put their lives on the line for all of the rest of us. They are the unsung heroes!
John was the father to Kelly and Brandy, grandfather to Mike and Amanda, great-grandfather to Marianna and Dominic, brother and brother in law to Sue, Bob and Carol. No services are planned at this time.
Arrangements are entrusted to Bateman Funeral Home.
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