Thomas L. Van Cleave, 75 of Orlando died Thursday, January 26, 2012. Tom was born July 26, 1936 in Tiptonville, TN. He served his country with the United States Navy where he received a Purple Heart in 1965 while serving on the USS Liberty. Tom was a long time resident of College Park in Orlando. He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra; son, Leonard Edward Van Cleave of Orlando and Arthur Scott Van Cleave of Winter Park and his sister-in-law, Evelyn M. Cooksey of Orlando. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to a Breast Cancer Foundation of Central Florida.