George A. Gleason
George A. Gleason passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Osceola Memorial Hospital, Kissimmee, Florida. He was 101. Born in Bristol Borough, son of the late Harry and Mary (nee Kelly) Gleason, he was a Croydon resident most of his life, moving to Florida in 2003. Mr. Gleason was the owner/operator of Gleason's Market at the corner of State and Cedar Avenue in Croydon for 45 years. He was a member of the Croydon Kiwanis, a fourth degree member of the St. Thomas Aquinas Knights of Columbus and an associate member of Croydon Fire Co.
Preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (nee Ennis) Gleason, he is survived by 3 daughters, Margaret M. Butler of Kissimmee, Fla, Regina G. Ricketts of South Bend, Ind., and Eleanor Sassani and her husband, Jack of Croydon, Pa. He is also survived by his 7 grandchildren, Margaret Bruse, James Butler, William Butler (Debbie), Regina Groebin (Gifford), Lawrence Ricketts, Jr. (Nealy), Maria Lester (Derik) and Anthony Sassani (Sarah), 20 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Friday, September 18, 2015, 11:00am at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Croydon. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening 7-9:00pm and Friday morning 9:15-10:15am at the Wade Funeral Home, 1002 Radcliffe Street, Bristol Borough. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Croydon Fire Co., 911 State Road, Croydon, Pa 19021 or St. Thomas Aquinas Medical Center, 700 Brown Chapel Road, St. Cloud, Fla 34769.