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March 6, 2017 - Pacific Swimming Mourns the Passing of George Cleveland

Pacific Swimming Mourns the Passing of George Cleveland

It is with deep regret that Pacific Swimming must report that our dear friend George Cleveland has passed away. George was a beloved mentor and dedicated volunteer of Pacific Swimming. George served as General Chair of Pacific Swimming from 1994-1997, was Volunteer of the Year in 1996 and had served as Scheduling Chair of the Pacific Swimming Board since 2012. George was an enthusiastic official and mentor, a USA Swimming National Evaluator and an inspiration to many within our organization. He was known to share a wealth of incredible experiences and stories, encompassing the many, many years of his faithful service. At age 90, he was one of the oldest active USA Swimming officials and was steadfastly on deck working a meet just last weekend. His friendship, kindness, zest for life and distinct humor will be sorely missed by his Pacific Swimming family. Our thoughts and prayers are with George’s family at this time.

George W. Cleveland’s memorial service will be on Sunday, April 2 at 3:00 the Campbell United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 1675 S. Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008. A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to come and celebrate George’s life! Per George's wishes, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the organ fund at the Campbell United Methodist Church.

Cards can also be sent to his children, Karen, John, and Joan, in care of 4675 Doyle Road, San Jose, CA 95129