Cleveland, Kenneth K., - 78, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ passed away peacefully at his home on December 15, 2020, cared for by his wife Patricia.
Ken was born to Kermit Grant Cleveland and Isabella D. Cleveland (nee Connelly) on January 27, 1942, in Philadelphia, PA; He was raised in Philadelphia and Bellmawr, NJ. As an adult, he lived in Stratford, NJ and Linwood, NJ before moving to Egg Harbor Township, NJ where he resided for the past 45 years.
Ken served in the United States Army 1960-1962 after which he served in the reserves and worked for Sears and American Appliance as a sales professional. He then spent over 25 years in the casino industry as a dealer, floorman, and pit boss for Resorts, Playboy, and Showboat Casinos before retiring. Through all of these labors, he was always meticulously prepared, and not once was he ever late for work. All of this he did to support his loving family.
Ken was an avid fisherman who loved the outdoors, sports, traveling and most of all being pop pop to his 8 grandchildren. He lived life to its fullest, meeting each challenge along the way, honoring his obligations, and enjoying every moment that he could. He met life on his own terms and did it his way. Those of us who were lucky enough to know him, to be raised by him, and to spend our lives with him are all the better for it.
Ken was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather (pop pop) and is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia J. (Sczurek); children and spouses: son, Kenneth S. Cleveland (Trish), daughter, Colleen M. Hornstein (Dave), and daughter Patricia K. Heppelmann (Jerome); 8 grandchildren: Evan Hornstein, Josh Hornstein, Josephine Heppelmann, Anna Heppelmann, Katrina Heppelmann, Cade Heppelmann, Sean Cleveland, Danny Cleveland; Siblings: Lawrence Cleveland, Dolores Hornback, Jeanette Knowles. Ken was preceded in death by his parents: Kermit and Isabella.
Ken's family asks that no flowers be sent and that it was his wish that any memorial donations be made in his memory to Saint Jude Children's Hospital www.stjude.org or to Boys Town www.boystown.org A private family remembrance will be held. It was his wish for all who knew him that they remember him as he lived. Condolences can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home, Linwood - Ventnor. ghwimberg.com