Robert  Gleason

Robert Gleason

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Robert(Bob) Gleason, age 73, passed away peacefully at home in Livingston, NJ on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. He was born the son of Thomas and Irene Gleason of Jersey City, on May 26, 1946. Robert attended St Aloysius HS in Jersey City, where he excelled in varsity swimming and basketball. He graduated from Montclair State University in 1967, majoring in Health and Physical Education. At MSU, Bob played varsity basketball for 4 years , and was named an NCAA Little All-American. The college sponsored a prestigious “Bob Gleason Day” on February 26, 1968, recognizing his athletic achievements. Bob taught Physical Ed and drivers Ed in the Montclair School district. He coached basketball, tennis, and the soccer team, retiring after more than 35 years in education. For many years, Bob was actively involved in the Essex County Chapter of the Special Olympics, which he continued throughout his retirement. He is survived by his ex-wife, Elaine Pennella Gleason, one sister, Rita (Gay) Viggiano, and her husband , John, and 4 nieces and 1 nephew. Viewing will be held at the Caggiano Funeral Home, 62 Grove St, Montclair, on Thursday, August 29, from 4:00 to 8:00PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Philips Church, 797 Valley Road, Clifton,NJ on Friday, August 30, at 10:00am, interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Special Olympics Organization.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Caggiano Memorial
    62 Grove St
    MONTCLAIR, NJ 07042
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  • Service

    Friday, August 30th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, August 30th, 2019 10:00am
    St Philip the Apostle
    797 Valley Rd
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  • Interment

    Holy Cross Cemetery
    340 Ridge Rd
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Fred conlon

Posted at 10:38pm
Coach gleason you taught me everything about soccer rest in peace Fred conlon class of 1974 montclair nj

Fred conlon

Posted at 10:34pm
Coach Gleason you were the best. You taught me soccer from a to a rest in peace Fred conlon class of 1974 montclair high school

Ann Fortunato Bradley

Posted at 01:02pm
My deepest sympathy to the Gleason family. My father is the late
Angelo "Butch"Fortunato.
The entire family will be in my prayers.

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