who also founded the Orokawa Foundation with his wife, died on Friday from cancer of the head and neck at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center after a long battle. She was 73 years old.
Bruce went away in Baltimore, USA, where he had spent many happy years with his family after a long and valiant struggle with cancer. He was Jack and Isabel Cleland’s adored son, the youngest of their four children.
Norman and Miyoko Cleland, Richard and Margaret Cleland, Alison and the late David Lea’s brother and brother-in-law. New Zealand and Australian families regard him as a much-loved and admired uncle.
He will be eternally remembered and adored by his family and friends.
During my time as vice chairman of radiation oncology at the University of Maryland, I first encountered Bruce, who had been diagnosed with cancer 16 years prior, when I was in charge of the department.
Dr. Mohan Suntha, president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System, credited Bruce Cleland with helping him get to where he is today.
For the most part, he was in good health over this 16-year adventure, which he defined as the challenge and the way he decided to battle it.
He cared about the people around him, and he had a profound effect on the lives of people he had never met. Similarly, his generosity was a way for him to help others while he was dealing with his own personal hardships.”
Friends with John K. Hoey, president of the YMCA of Central Maryland, go back to 2006.I’ve never met a more down-to-earth person than he was. He was at ease with himself. He didn’t put on any fancy clothes. Mr. Hoey was surprised to see him in shorts and a T-shirt when he walked into his office.
In 1988, Bruce Cleland formed a team to run the New York City Marathon in honour of his daughter, a leukaemia survivor, to raise money for blood cancer research.
For the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a team of 38 runners raised $322,000, and they referred to themselves as “Team In Training”.
27 years after its founding, TNT is the most successful endurance sports training programme for charitable purposes in the world. For more than 1.5 billion dollars in blood cancer research and treatment funding, more than 600,000 people have participated in this year’s event.
For his part in the founding of TNT, Bruce was named one of Runner’s World magazine’s “Heroes of Running.” He was also profiled in Competitor magazine’s January 2013 issue.
Paisley-born Cleland played for a variety of Scottish clubs, including Maryhill, Albion Rovers, Motherwell, Ayr United, Barrow, Queen of the South, Stranraer, and East Kilbride Thistle.
Bruce Cleland was shot twice in the back of the head when he collapsed to the ground. In the hours preceding up to the shooting, Alvaro Quezada and Rebecca Cleland exchanged 11 cell phone calls.
Calls placed him and his phone close to the scene of Bruce Cleland’s murder on a number of occasions. Representing Rebecca Cleland at her first trial, Joseph Orr argued that in his judgement, Rebecca married her husband because she was greedy.
Orr was taken aback when some of her closest family members disliked her and referred to her as a “shark.” According to the prosecutor, the jurors didn’t like her either and the prosecution had enough evidence to convince the jury.
She and her cousins were found guilty in 2000 of murdering her husband. It wasn’t until three years later, when the 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned her and Jose Quezada’s convictions, that the trial court allowed evidence and the prosecutor’s comment regarding their quiet while sitting in the back of a police cruiser to be admissible.
Hum had claimed that their silence was telling. In a retrial in 2006, a jury found Cleland guilty of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and the special allegations of murder for profit and lying in wait at her trial. She was sentenced to another life in prison without parole.
Jose Quezada was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and murder with extraordinary circumstances in his separate trials. ” Both parties filed a rebuttal.
They upheld Cleland’s conviction on July 21 and rejected her contention that she had ineffective legal representation at her retrial. A hearing has been set for Jose Quezada to challenge his conviction.
Bruce Cleland’s death is still a mystery to us. Bruce Cleland’s family isn’t in a good frame of mind right now to provide many resources on his passing.
We promise to include the information you give as soon as it is made available to us. Let us pray for the family of Bruce Cleland, who has been devastated by the loss of their beloved patriarch.
We promise to keep you up to date on Bruce Cleland’s death as soon as we learn of any new developments. All of the deceased’s friends and family members are devastated by his untimely passing. The family of Bruce Cleland should be added to our prayers for strength to bear the loss of their loved one.
Following graduation from Victoria University of Wellington with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Mr. Cleland travelled the world before landing in London, where he worked for Rudolf Wolff & Co., a commodity trading firm.
When he moved to New York City in 1976 to take over management of the company’s North American operations, he worked in Düsseldorf, Germany at the company’s headquarters until then.
Towson-based commodity trading consultant Campbell & Co. hired him president and CEO in 1993. He worked there until 2012, when he resigned.
In memory of his leukemia-surviving daughter, they were able to raise $320,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
It’s called TNT, and it’s partnered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest non-profit health organisation dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services, to raise more than $1.5 billion for the society’s research.