Condolence & Memory Journal

Fred was a good guy and he will be very much loved and missed

Posted by Patricia Morris - Canton, OH - friend   February 13, 2020

Fred was a very caring Guy but gone way to soon

Posted by Rachelle Green - Cleveland, OH - friend   February 13, 2020

Posted by Rachelle Green - Cleveland, OH - friend   February 13, 2020

Im saddened for Mrs Beth and the children for the loss of your husband and father. I offer my sincere condolences and my prayers are with you.

Posted by Hyde - TX   October 21, 2019

Im saddened for Mrs Beth McLeod and the children for the loss of your husband and father. Please accept my condolences and may God continue to be with the family.

Posted by Hyde - TX   October 21, 2019


I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. He will be remembered for his contribution to NBA and especially for his voice. May you find comfort and strength in God during this time of mourning.

Posted by A friend   October 13, 2019

I'm so sorry about the passing of Fred. I will forever remember him calling Cleveland's championship. My heart goes out to his wife and kids as well as his basketball family. May Jehovah comfort them during this difficult time.

Posted by Alfreda Valentine - Helena-West Helena, AR   September 18, 2019

Always looked forward to Fred's visiting New Orleans and the Pelicans. My condolences to his family and his Cavs family. He was one of the good guys in broadcasting and he will be missed.

Posted by Lewis Shuman - Slidell, LA - friend   September 17, 2019

My condolences to the McLeod family, so sorry for your loss, may God be with all of you in your time of sorrow.

Posted by M    September 17, 2019

Fred was special to me. His enthusiasm came through and lifted me whenever he was on the air. I Ioved his imaginative use of words in his delivery, his sense of fair play and honesty. I share with your family a profound sense of loss of the joy we knew while being Fred's presence.

Posted by Broderick Johnson - Shaker Heights, OH   September 16, 2019

Our hearts hurt for your loss, Beth. You are a strong and amazing lady- no words can comprehend what you are going thru..... time won't heal your wounds but it will make it more tolerable... Noah is sad for the loss of Fred and said I want to buy her something to make her better - I told him the best thing you need is time!
God Bless YOU & YOUR ENTIRE family!!!!!! ❤

Posted by Christina Oliva - Avon Lake, OH   September 16, 2019

RIP ,God bless

Posted by A friend   September 16, 2019

sending my prayers to the mcleod family, praying for God to keep you in his loving care.
God 's blessings to you all.
so sorry for you loss.

Posted by joanne ross-smith - south euclid, OH   September 16, 2019

My condolences to the family. My the memories, bring comfort to the family, during these difficult times.

Posted by A friend   September 16, 2019

My Condolences to Beth and the entire McLeod family. I am a Cavs season ticket holder and would see Fred and his lovely wife around the arena always to friendly. You will be missed. A Cavs Fan

Posted by A friend   September 16, 2019

When I was picked to be the weekend intern at WDIV back in 1992, I didn;t know what to expect. Turns out, it was one of the best experiences of my life. I learned more that one summer from working with Fred than the four years I spent in college. I consider myself lucky that I was then able to work with him on a regular basis at WDIV, especially on Sports Final Edition. The passion he had for that show was second to none, and that passion has been with me ever since. I consider myself lucky to not only work with him on a professional basis, but also to be able to call him a friend and a mentor.

Beth, my prayers are with you, as well as the kids. Know that he is still with you, and his love for you will continue.

Craig Wilking

Posted by Craig Wilking - Fraser, MI - Friend   September 16, 2019

My condolences to you, Beth, and the entire McLeod family. I was a fan of Fred's long before I had the pleasure of meeting him personally. I admired his professionalism on the air and his kind, gracious manner one-on-one. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Tim Shafer - Brighton, MI   September 16, 2019

Posted by Tim Shafer - Brighton, MI   September 16, 2019

My thoughts and prayers to the McLeod family. Mr. McLoed made watching the Cavs. so entertaining. I watched him for so many season, it's going to be hard watching without him there.
It's almost like you knew him personally, just a radiant spirt emanated from him.
May you find comfort, in knowing he's in his room with the Lord.
God Bless

Posted by Jan Jenkins - Cleveland, OH   September 14, 2019


I am sorry to hear about your loss of Fred. I can't imagine the sadness you must be feeling. May the love around you help you through your loss.

Posted by Tom Schafer - Parma, OH - Friend   September 14, 2019

Dear Beth & family our prayers are with you and your family , there's a light at the end of the tunnel and its guiding you through its Fred he hasn't left he's just in another room.

Posted by Lebron & Peggy Bell - NORTH RANDALL, OH   September 14, 2019

To Beth and the entire McLeod family. Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of Fred. Like so many others in the sports broadcasting field, Fred was instrumental in helping me start my career in the business while he was at WJBK in Detroit. He gave aspiring sportscasters such as myself the opportunity, the guidance and the access to go and be what we wanted/dreamed of doing. Ultimately, I ended up going the producing route, developing contacts when I worked for Fred, that helped me land my career breakthrough job with CBS Newspath in New York, as a national sports producer. I would not have landed that job without the experience I gained working for Fred when he was sports director at WJBK. In addition to his professionalism, Fred was a nice man. He loved what he did for a living, however, I don't think he took himself that seriously. In later years, I did reconnect with him periodically on Facebook. His call of the Cavs clinching victory in the NBA Finals will live on for the ages and is emblematic of Fred's sports broadcasting legacy---prepared, passionate, in the moment and a fan at heart. I so enjoyed hearing and seeing him again on the Lions pre-season telecasts this season. In summary, please know you are being thought of during this difficult time.
Kevin Byrnes
WJBK sports producer for Fred in the 80's

Posted by Kevin Byrnes - Beverly Hills, MI - Coworker   September 14, 2019

Dear Beth and family,

Thank you for sharing Fred with us all of these years. A friend of mine and fellow Cavs fan broke the news to me and I kept hoping it was just a bad dream. I just couldn't believe the news and didn't want to accept it. The games will never be the same and Fred will always be missed. His voice helped to provide the soundtrack for the Cavs and there will never be a better duo than him and AC. Seeing the Cavs win the title in 2016 and hearing Fred break down the way he did made me cry and that was the ultimate sports high. I'm so glad the team was able to win one for Fred. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I never had the pleasure of meeting Fred but I chose friend as an option on here because Fred was a friend to all of us in this Cleveland family. It was a pleasure and thrill to hear his voice in my living room every night and I couldn't wait to just watch the pregame so I could listen to Fred. How many people on television can you really say that about? Fred was unique and one of a kind.

Posted by Joseph Crain - Hamilton, OH - friend   September 14, 2019

Dear Beth and family, I am so very sorry for your deep loss and pray that you all feel the perfect peace, love, strength and comfort that only God can provide during this sad time.

Posted by Cindy Grove - Newark, DE   September 14, 2019


Dearest Beth and Family,

I feel heartbroken.
I will always remember Fred's sincere smile, strong voice, and enthusiasm reflecting his caring, upbeat nature. He was a lovely, talented person, and a professional co-worker - both on air and off.
At this difficult time of great sadness may you rely on the promises of Christ.
I send you all my love,
Ruth Spencer Aaron

Posted by Ruth SpencerAaron - Bingham Farms, MI   September 14, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss. I always loved listening to Fred and AC call Cavs games. He was the best in the business, and his energy and quick wit made it an adventure every game. It will just not be the same without him. Your family is in our prayers as you grieve.

Posted by Kristina Sutton - Brecksville, OH   September 14, 2019

To McLeod Families:
I was in shock after hearing of Fred's passing.
I am a Cavs fan and listened to him an AC do the games. He will be missed. Deepest sympathy to all of you. May the God of all comfort, comfort and strengthen you now and in the days to come. God bless and keep you.

Posted by Berneice Dycks - Will Pugh your Hills, OH   September 14, 2019

My condolences to the family of Mr. Fred McLeod, may Almighty God give you comfort and hope.

Posted by - C. Ohio   September 14, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Posted by Deloris Collins - Cleveland, OH - Friend   September 14, 2019

I watch every cavs game on TV. They will never be the same without you. Rest in peace. My deepest sympathy to you beth and your family at this difficult time. You will find the strength to get through this. Stay strong.

Posted by A friend   September 13, 2019

RIP my good man. Cavs games will never be the same. I am so glad you got to call the most magnificent game ever in 2016! Good thoughts and God's Grace to Beth and the family and to Austen Carr....An avid Cleveland fan.

Posted by A friend   September 13, 2019

Mrs. Mcleod, My husband and I have never met you or Fred but, we have always admired your enormous, amazing and awe inspiring love for each other. We are very very sorry you are now left to figure out how to live your life without him. He was an amazing professional and we always enjoyed listening to him call the Cavs games. You and Fred and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you with His strength.

Posted by Sharon & Jerry Kuntz - Cleveland   September 13, 2019

Heartfelt Condolences And Prayers Go Up For The McLeod Family, And The Cleveland Cavaliers Organization During This Time Of Grief. Fred Was A Great Person, And He Will Be Deeply Missed. ~~ Cavalette23

Posted by Carolyn Cooper - Cleveland, OH - acquaintance   September 13, 2019

Sorry for your loss, good person he will be missed!

Posted by Morris Herndon - Cleveland, OH - friend   September 13, 2019


Beth and family. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Fred was the best-- and easy to work with. He would always be friendly with a kind word, top notch professional. My prayers to you and yours, and to Fred's family. May he rest in peace. God Bless . stay strong..... Ken Wancho

Posted by Kenneth Wancho - birmingham, MI - Coworker   September 13, 2019

Our sincere condolences to the McLeod family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss.

Posted by A friend   September 13, 2019

To the McLeod family:
Even tho I didn't know Fred personally I feel like I have through the magic of TV. Please know I share in your grief. I wish he were a friend of mine seemed he was a lot of fun.
To A.C. :
You are in my thoughts too.
My sympathy to you all.

Posted by Fran Makuh - Brooklyn Hts, OH   September 13, 2019

There are times when the right words just don't exist. We hope it will help you a little to know how much we are thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Our deepest sympathy.

Barbara (Bobbie) and Rick Indermaur
Port Charlotte, Fl

Posted by A friend   September 13, 2019

Dear Beth, sending my thoughts & prayers to you & your family. Fred has touched so many. He will truly be missed.
My sincere condolences. God Bless.

Posted by Susan Richmond - Independence, OH   September 13, 2019

Beth I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing the friendship between AC & Fred when calling the Cavs games. He will be missed so much by so many people that he never met. My deepest sympathy and prayers to the entire McLeod Family. Florence Pettway, Uniontown, Ohio

Posted by Florene Pettway - Uniontown, OH   September 13, 2019

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Posted by American Heart Association    September 13, 2019

Beth sorry to hear about Fred. I liked listing calling the Cavs games on tv. Fred was funny when is calling the games on tv.

Posted by Mike Castrigano - Paineville, OH - Significant Other   September 13, 2019

I want to thank you and Beth for always treating me with nothing but kindness when I worked security for the locker room and family longue at the Q. I pray each day is easier for you all. Fred's spirit will live on throughout the arena.

Posted by Maria Brown - Cleveland, OH   September 13, 2019


Our prayers and condolences for Beth and Fred's family. Cavs Nation will miss him. AC we send you condolences as well you two were brothers. God bless you all!

Posted by Rod Sr. and Cynthia Moxley - Cleveland, OH   September 13, 2019


I will miss Fred calling the games and how much he loved the game. May God wrap his arms arond you Beth, and your family

Posted by sally nagel - Parma Hts., OH   September 13, 2019

Posted by sally nagel - Parma Hts., OH   September 13, 2019


Posted by Sally nagel - Parma Hts., OH   September 13, 2019

Beth I am so sorry for your loss. Fred gave us so many memories and Im glad he got to see a NBA title won by the Cavs. He will be missed and I want you to know all Cavs fans love you

Posted by John Neal - Medina, OH - Acquaintance   September 13, 2019

The Hulbert family sends our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear husband, Beth. We send our prayers that God will continue to comfort you during this difficult time. Fred will always be remembered with love and respect for his great contributions to sports broadcastino.

Posted by Sandi Hulbert - Novi, MI   September 13, 2019

So sorry for Beth and the whole family and all of his friends. May all who you are close to, wrap you in love and care.
Anne Burke

Posted by Anne Burke - Burton, OH   September 13, 2019

Beth, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Stay strong Beth! Hugs sent your way. RIP FRED! YOU WILL TRULY BE MISSED!

Posted by Kathy Griffin - Middleburg Hts, OH   September 13, 2019

My sincere deepest sympathy and prayers to the Family

Barbara Demko Werner
Rocky River Ohio

Posted by Barbara Demko Werner - Rocky River, OH - friend   September 13, 2019

Beth, please accept our condolences for the loss of your true love...Fred. Fred was a remarkable person. He was kind, thoughtful, generous and a lot more. Rodney and I appreciated the sincere kindness he showed us always.
Rest In Peace Fred. God bless you and the McLeod family.

Posted by Lauren & Rodney Owens - Southfield, MI - Friend   September 12, 2019

I had great respect for the work Fred put into his job n He would watch every game a second time, carefully logging practically everything that moved. He kept track of altered shots not just blocks, ball stops, deflections, one-on-one defense and other esoterica.
When I was doing takeouts (long features) on Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love, Freds stats were like a searchlight, illuminating overlooked areas of contribution not apparent elsewhere.
Editors selected both pieces for the Plain Dealers commemorative book after the 2016 NBA championship. He made the stories better.
Fred did many things like that. He loved the game.
He will be missed by all.
God bless his wife Beth and his family.

Posted by Bill Luvingston - North Olmsted, OH - friend   September 12, 2019

I met you once Beth at Knr Never met Fred would have loved to But he was my friend on fb and even thou you both are in the public eye always answer me and that is special I know you and your extended family have to be heart broken but know he adored you and u have memories and when you are having a bad day think of those good times thats how I have to deal with it when i lost my husband :-) my thoughts are with all of you

Posted by Darlene Schneckenburger - CopleyTwp., OH   September 12, 2019

Condolences to the family of Fred McLeod,
From all of the encouraging words sent by friends, admirers and fans of your dear one on this site we hope that you will find a bit of comfort and maybe even some laughter. We pray to the Hearer of Prayers to give you endurance in the days and months ahead.

Posted by Ann Lin - NJ   September 12, 2019

I'm one of the lucky one's that knew Fred for 49 years. We met as freshman at Point Park College.
We became friend's, teammate's and even roomie's for awhile. 4 of us rented a farmhouse and once the owner found out we were four ballplayer's and not a husband and wife we had to move out. We lost touch for many year's as we both became adult's and went about starting our career's and doing grownup stuff. Fortunately we reconnected of course over sport's. Cavs basketball. We started going to games when they came to play the Atl Hawks. He met my wife Lisa, he approved. I wish we had met Beth, as he talked so much about how wonderful she was. I had followed Fred's career from the beginning in the smaller market cities. I was so proud of how he had lived his dream. He was still the same Fred, but here he was with AC on the court getting ready to do his thing. I'm sorry we never got to play a round of golf. We tried, never could quite get it done.
Beth, Jenna, Sean, Molly, Marilyn, Lynn and the rest of your family, we are so sorry you have to go through this. Fred was a great man. We can all learn from the passion he had for whatever was on his plate. RIP my friend.
Bob Beerman

Posted by Bob and Lisa Beerman - Belleair, FL   September 12, 2019

You had the greatest color commentating voice for the Cavaliers. I would always watch the Cavs on Fox Sports instead of TNT or ABC because of you and Austin. Your commentating was magnanimous. I saw you during the last minutes calling play by play when the Cavs won the championship. You wept with tears of joy and it made me weep with tears of joy. Watching the Cavs will never be the same without you.

Raymie Kenner

Posted by Raymie Kenner - Maple Heights, OH   September 12, 2019


This was such a shock to hear. Prayers to all the family....BETH, Stay strong because you are !!!!!

Posted by John Huffman    September 12, 2019


McLeod family ..may God wrap his loving arms around you at this trying time. Please know we all care and share in your lose ! The Baker's

Posted by Victor - Baker, OH   September 12, 2019


Rest in peace Mr. McLeod, there's an exclusive group of great announcers from Cleveland and now you have become a member. My sincere condolences to the McLeod's family.

Posted by Debbie C - Cleveland, OH   September 12, 2019

I was lucky enough to work closely with Fred and Beth at WDIV. The reaction from coworkers have been spot on. Fred was a pro's pro in every sense of the word and if possible an even better person. Many considered Fred a mentor and most would also consider him a friend.I was privileged to be both. Beth clearly adored Fred and he her. My heart goes out to the entire McLeod family.

Posted by Thomas & Mary Guida - Royal Oak, MI - Coworker   September 12, 2019


My deepest sympathy Beth to you and your family! I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by - Chagrin Falls, OH   September 12, 2019

Sending our deepest heartfelt sympathies. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord guide and keep you during this difficult time.

Posted by Comforcare of Plymouth - Plymouth, MI   September 12, 2019

What a loss to the world, but definitely Heaven's gain. Words cannot express how much he will be missed.

Bill and Linda Huber
St. Marys, Ohio

Posted by A friend   September 12, 2019

My condolences to the immediate family. The Cleveland Cavalier family of fans are truly going to miss the other half of the play-by-ply game announcing Dynamic Duo. The Cavaliers have another angel watching over our team in heaven. Peace and blessings.

Posted by Brenda Wills - Dayton, OH   September 12, 2019

To Fred's family: We have never met. However, I did meet Fred through a mutual golfing buddy. We played golf together three times. The last time was a year or two ago where for 18 holes, riding in the same cart, we commiserated about our miserable golf games. He was a fierce competitor. He was a true gentlemen. He sincerely thanked me for being a season ticket holder through the rough times. He made me feel like one of his friends. He had that kind of impact on people.
My wife and I will miss him. Cavs games will never be the same. He was and remains the best.
God Bless.

Posted by Robert Vecchio - Hudson, OH   September 12, 2019

So sorry for the loss. He was a great guy.....

Posted by Armen Arslanian - Independence, OH - Friend   September 12, 2019


Posted by Valenda Newell - INDIANAPOLIS, IN   September 12, 2019

Beth and family,
Your beloved Fred was loved by so many especially at his old stomping grounds in Detroit at WDIV. I had the honor of working with him and admiring his incredible work ethic, professionalism, passion for sports reporting and most of all his kindness, his smile and warmth towards everyone. Along with your family, the greater broadcasting family will dearly miss Fred, this is a great loss to us all and I hope through your grief you are able to take moments of comfort knowing what a great life he lived, the incredible and positive impact he had on so many others and what an amazing legacy he leaves behind.

My deepest condolences and Beth my dear friend I am so deeply sorry and sending my thoughts and prayers for your strength as you take this unimaginable loss day by day. Love and Hugs, Rhonda Walker

Posted by Rhonda Walker - Detroit, MI - Friend   September 12, 2019

A great man, he will be missed by many. Rest In Peace

Posted by Patricia Averett - Aurora, OH   September 12, 2019

There has never been a better/coachable announcing team than Fred and Greg Kelser. Their desire to be the best was a thrill to see and be a part of. In a terrifyingly tough, ego driven business, Fred always knew success was the sum of the parts, not the individual alone. He deserved more time to enjoy his incredible accomplishments. Love to Beth and the family.

Posted by John Tuohey - Lathrup Village, MI - Coworker   September 12, 2019


Dear Beth and the entire McLeod Family - we all loved Fred and the person he was, even though we never met him in person. He and AC came into our home, many times a week, during CAVS season and entertained and enlightened us. He touched the lives of so many people in a positive and uplifting way. Fred will always be with you and watch over you and your family. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kowalski Family - Solon, OH   September 12, 2019

Cavs games will not be the same ever again. A wine and gold winner at broadcasting. Rest in peace.

Posted by Andrew Komyati - Twinsburg, OH   September 12, 2019

Beth, we are so very sorry for your loss, May God wrap his arms around you and help you through, this difficult time. God bless you and your family. Viewers from Amherst, Oh Brad and Eleanor Boden.

Posted by Eleanor Boden - AMHERST, OH   September 12, 2019


There are no words. Lots of tears and broken hearts. Prayers and love for you Beth.

Posted by Michael & Julee Oddino - Canton, MI - Friend   September 12, 2019

Fred was the perfect man and friend. He was a great broadcaster, husband to his wife Beth. Father to his three children. Fred would take his time to talk to me on Twitter. R I P Fred. May God be with your family at this time.

Posted by Tim Haupt - Lorain, OH - acquaintance   September 12, 2019

Please accept my deepest sympathy in the unexpected loss of your wonderful husband and father. May God help all of you get through this difficult time. Prayers will help heal

Posted by Judy Moody - Bay Village, OH - Friend   September 12, 2019


I send my sympathy to the entire family. What a great guy. I was Fred's catcher in college and want to say it was a pleasure being a teammate for one of the Pioneers good pitchers. I will always remember the curve balls he threw into the dirt that caused me numerous bruises on my body. LOL!

We had lots of fun playing baseball in college and I treasure the experiences we shared with our teammates and Coach Gustine and Coach Hanburger.

Rest in peace Fred!!!!

Posted by Georeg Preisendorfer - Washington, PA   September 12, 2019


Posted by Debra Howell - Norwalk, OH   September 12, 2019

Although I never met him, he was the kind of person who left us feeling as if we were family. He was a treasure in Cleveland and his presence will be missed by us all. my heartfelt condolences to Beth and his entire family. He is irreplaceable. may you all be comforted during this difficult time. God bless you all.

Posted by A friend   September 12, 2019

Beth and Family , please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. God Bless

Posted by Joseph Migliorini - Macedonia, OH   September 12, 2019

I am so sorry, he was truly one of a kind. I will miss the laughter and stories of Fred and AC. Bless you and your family.

Posted by - OH   September 12, 2019

Beth, Nancy and I want to express how sad we are for you losing Fred we know how much you two were in love. Prayers sent

Posted by Lou Cherney - North royalton, OH   September 12, 2019


May he Rest In Peace with the Lord . Prayer for Beth and the family The Lord will give you the strength to go on

Posted by Carolyn Forsythe - Broadview Heights, OH   September 12, 2019

Beth, I am so very sorry for your loss. Fred was a gem. I hope you find more and more peace with each passing day.
Mary Beth Ions (your violinist friend from the Humane Society Gala)

Posted by Mary Beth Ions - Rocky River, OH   September 11, 2019

Allow me to echo what so many have already said, but Fred was so infectious. He made us smile and happy to be a CAVS and a fan of Cleveland, even when they were at their worst. I'll never forget the wave he gave at the IX Center - the afternoon after the Championship. Prayers and love to Beth and all family and those who were near and dear to Fred.

Posted by Courtney MacCanon    September 11, 2019

Im so sorry for the sudden loss of Fred. In the days ahead may God bring you and your family comfort as you work through your grief.

Posted by A friend   September 11, 2019

St. Peter always has the best team, and can imagine he has already talked to FRED about doing the play by play. Our best to you Beth.
Chuck in Strongsville

Posted by A friend   September 11, 2019

The news is still so numbing. Cavs games will never be the same without Fred. May God give you comfort in this most difficult time.
Jim and Sue Schaefer

Posted by - Sandusky, OH   September 11, 2019

Oh Beth , my heart is braking for you and your family. This was so sudden.

Being a widow I know what you are going thru.

Cling to our Lord for comfort. Glad you are Blest with good friends.

Posted by Margaret Mullen - Painesville, OH   September 11, 2019

I never had a chance to meet Fred in person but I felt like we had been friends for years. He came into my living room 80 nights a year and, no matter what the score, or what kind of day I had faced, he made me laugh and made me a better student of the game. Fred was the epitome of a Cleveland sports fan. He was the guy you really wanted as your next door neighbor. He realized the fans wanted to know the players behind the scenes and told us countless treasured stories. From the antics of L'il Kev to RJ and was it something I said, Fred brought the personal side of the team for all of us to hear. He was an amazing broadcaster and storyteller. Watching the games on tv simply won't be the same. My prayers to Beth and the family. I hope you know how much the Cleveland community loved him and will miss him.

Posted by Missy - Sagamore Hills, OH - Friend   September 11, 2019

Oh Beth, please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your
husband. I keep thinking about the picture you posted on Monday, you were baking, something that made you so happy. We never know how much our life can change in a few short hours. Prayers for courage and strength, Fred was a man loved by so many, but most of all by you. My heart breaks for you and your family.

Posted by Jan Hewitt - Brunswick Hills, OH   September 11, 2019

I am still in shock over your passing. Thank you welcoming me into your home and your kindness and love to my Murphy. We love you, Beth and the fur babies. I will look after her and she will always have my love. The world lost a great man.
Sue, Winston and Murphy

Posted by Sue Bailey - Painesville, OH   September 11, 2019

Beth & sweet fur-babies,

We are praying for your strength at this very difficult time in your life...much love & sympathy...Mary & Tom McCullough Fairhope,AL

Posted by A friend   September 11, 2019

Gone too soon. Peace

Earl & Pam

Posted by Pam Baron - OH   September 11, 2019

You will be missed!!

Posted by Dan Dame - Stow, OH - Friend   September 11, 2019

You did great work! You were one of the main reasons I watched Cav's basketball .
Missed is an understatement !!
Dan Dame from Stow. Ohio

Posted by Dan Dame - Stow, OH - Friend   September 11, 2019


May God hold you Fred in his loving arms & rest your loving soul. Fred You will always be Cleveland's KING! Beth & family & furbabies, Fred will FOREVER be YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL watching over you ALL. Prayers and Blessings for God's strength & comfort to lead you through the pain & sorrow now & in the days ahead. ALWAYS, Charlie & Claudia

Posted by Charlie & Claudia Curran - North Olmsted, OH   September 11, 2019

Cavs basketball will never be the same !! Fred and A. C. we're the ultimate team. Such a great loss!! Condolences to Beth and family !! Our hearts are with you !!

Posted by Martha Baker - Jefferson, OH   September 11, 2019

Beth, I am so sorry to hear about Freds passing. My heart and my sympathy goes out to you and his family. You two were the greatest power couple and loved getting to know the details of your lifes. If there is anything I could ever do, please let me know. Fred was such a sports treasure and I know you were so proud. Please take care of yourself. My prayers are with you. Nancy

Posted by Nancy Halinski - Lake Orion, MI - coworker   September 11, 2019


Posted by Cheryl Benesh - Bedford, OH   September 11, 2019

Sorry for your lost. Prayers are with you.

Posted by Cheryl Benesh - Bedford, OH   September 11, 2019

He was the best

Posted by Morris Herndon - Cleveland, OH - friend   September 11, 2019


May you rest peacefully in the loving arms of God

Posted by Johnny Meadwell - Hudson, OH   September 11, 2019

My wife and I watched nearly every Cav game. We laugh at AC (not mean he says funny things) but listened to Fred cause he was so good. My favorite weather channel has always been Fox8 and was thrilled when Beth joined the team. So sorry for your and children's loss. I don't know if I ever felt so bad after a passing of someone I've never met than this man. Cavs games will never be the same. God Bless

Posted by Chadd Buurma - Willard, OH   September 11, 2019

Was a great sports announcer , loved hearing him. RIP

Posted by Florence Jeffery - Brunswick, OH   September 11, 2019

Like everyone else who admired Fred McLeod, I was heartbroken to hear the news of his passing. I have loved and respected his broadcasting ability since the first time I heard him and A C call a Cavs game. His knowledge and insight of the game are not something that is easily replaceable. I cant imagine Austin without his beloved sidekick. I will continue to tune in to Cavs games, but itll never be the same. My prayers and condolences to the entire McCloud family. Somewhere above, the clouds are cloaked in wine and gold. You will be forever remembered in the hearts of those you touched.

Posted by Jim Underwood - Columbus, OH   September 11, 2019

I am really going to miss Fred calling the Cavs games. He and Austin made the games so fun to watch. Praying for his Family and all that knew and loved him.

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Posted by David and Missy - Avon Lake, OH   September 11, 2019

We feel great sadness with the passing of our long time client and friend of over 20 years. We will always remember him as an amazing human being with a kind and gentle soul. Our heart goes out to Beth and the family. May you rest in peace Freddie. Lynda and Allen

Posted by Lynda and Allen Glasser - Farmington Hills, MI   September 11, 2019

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. May God be a constant source of comfort and strength to you.

Posted by V M - neighbor   September 11, 2019

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by Eddie Watkins - Brooklyn, OH   September 11, 2019

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. God bless and may Fred rest in peace.
Harry Hairston

Posted by Harry Hairston - Philadelphia, PA - acquaintance   September 11, 2019

My heart like so many others is breaking. Rest in peace and God be with your family to help them through this time. You'll be missed.

Posted by Eileen Johnson - Garfield Heights, OH   September 11, 2019

I remember him. Ones die too soon. My condolences to the family

Posted by A friend   September 11, 2019

Played baseball with Fred at Point Park College. Great ballplayer but a better person. You will be missed.

Posted by Harry Westwood - Springfield, VA - friend   September 11, 2019

My heartfelt condolences to Freds family. Although I live in Pennsylvania, my heart belongs to the Cavs. Fred will be sadly missed.

Posted by Marilynn Moss - Sharon, PA   September 11, 2019

Fred was great broadcaster for the Pistons and Cavs I just saw the video when cavs won in 2016 I DID NOT WANT THEM TOO WIN BUT SEEING FRED SO HAPPY I AM HAPPY IT HAPPEN TO HIM TOO BETH AND THE REST OF PEOPLE THAT LOVE FRED GOD BLESS YOU

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Posted by Ann Stokman - Greendale, WI   September 11, 2019

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by A friend   September 11, 2019

Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

Posted by A friend   September 11, 2019

Certainly, I'll not be the only one missing Fred's voice at the games...

Posted by A friend   September 11, 2019


Hope you are at peace, loved listening to you call the Cavs games, it wont be the same without you, God bless your family at this time, thank you for all the memories!

Posted by S N - Kent, OH   September 11, 2019

Oh my gosh. I have been a fan of Fred McLeod since I've been following the Cavaliers. He made the games come alive with his genuine passion and truly emotional color commentary. A true lover of the game and his Cavaliers , he upped my enjoyment of the games ten-fold. Watching without our friend will never be the same. I am so sorry for your loss. I will sorely miss him and will always be a grateful fan for the time we had with Fred. God bless.

Posted by Brenda Pierce - Washington C.H., OH   September 10, 2019

I have been trying to find a website to send my condolences to the Fred McLeod family. I was the children's nanny for 8 years when they were all small and worked for Fred and his wife. I went to Fred and Beths wedding, ook the children and watched them as their daddy married his beautiful Beth. This was given to my daughter Nicole and she kept it all these years it was a signed picture to my daughter Nicole when she was very ill by Fred McLeod and I can't seem to figure out how to upload it with this article I apologize. He was a wonderful father, a fabulous sports broadcaster a loving husband a fantastic family man. We lost contact after he moved to Cleveland but his wife Beth still sent me pictures of the children with Christmas cards. It's shocking and sad. Sports World lost a very good man in Fred McLeod. The world is a saddened place without him.

Posted by Cynthia Martin - SOUTH LYON, MI - friend   September 10, 2019


Rest in heavenly peace Fred You will always be Cleveland's KING

Posted by Charles & Claudia Curran - North Olmsted, OH   September 10, 2019


RIP Fred McLeod. Deepest sympathy to Beth and family.

Posted by Sandra Neal - Broadview Hts, OH   September 10, 2019