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Albert F. Gleason, 77, of 30158 NYS Rt. 3 Black River, passed away January 31, 2019 at the Samaritan Medical Center.
Calling hours will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 7th at the Bruce Funeral Home 131 Maple St., Black River. Burial will be in the Oxbow Cemetery in the spring.
He was born on October 29, 1941 in Gouverneur, NY, son of Kenneth and Gladys Forton Gleason. Albert graduated from Carthage Central High School in 1961. Following high school he worked at the Sunoco Gas Station on State St., in Watertown, Otis Elevator Co. in Syracuse for several years and then went to work for his brother at KEG Masonry in Black River, retiring in 1985.
He married Roberta Murray on June 14, 1974 in Watertown. She worked for JRC as a health aide, retiring in 2000.
Mr. Gleason was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and teach them all his knowledge in the woods.
He was a former member of the Triangle Hunting Club and NNY Hounds man Club. He also participated in pigeon runs throughout the US with for the Zehr family.
Among his survivors are his loving wife, Roberta M. Gleason, Black River, his six children and their spouses, Thomas (Debbie) Mynch, Clayton, Mark (Kay) Mynch, LaFargeville, Renee (Danny) Davis, Carthage, Lisa (Ken) Lassey, Cortland, Allen (Shellie) Murray, FL, Charity (Curtis) Tripp, Carthage; 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; a brother and sister in law, Kenneth and Cynthia Gleason, Black River; several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, a granddaughter, Alana Lassey and two sisters, Gail Whitaker and Doreen Porter passed before him.
Online condolences may be made at www.brucefh.com