Eugene D. Gleason “Gene” – December 26, 2017

Livonia: December 26, 2017 at age 80. Predeceased by his wife Joyce (Bailey) Gleason, his parents Donald & Hazel Gleason, and siblings Marie Rodriguez, Ruth Quaintance, and Herbert Gleason. Survived by children, Susan Ison of Avon, Pamela (Jamie) Wheatcraft of Lima, and Carrie (William) Kumar of Brockport; grandchildren, Eric Birkedahl, Avery Kumar, and Adam Wheatcraft; siblings, Betty Quaintance, Donald Gleason, David (Mary) Gleason. Also survived by several nieces & nephews and many dear friends.

Gene served his country in the US Marine Corps from 1956-1960. He was a 50 year member of the Avon Wesleyan Church and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Friends may call on Friday, December 29th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY. Gene’s Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 30th, 11am at the Avon Wesleyan Church, 300 Genesee Street, Avon, NY 14414. Burial Union Cemetery, Livonia, NY with military honors. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Livingston County Hospice, 2 Murray Hill Drive, Mt. Morris, NY 14510. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:


7 thoughts on “Eugene D. Gleason “Gene” – December 26, 2017

  1. Susan,

    May you find solace in the fond memories of both your parents. I never met either of them but I am a firm believer that the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. I have known you 30 plus years ( holy sh*t ) and have seen you blossom into a woman possessing: a sense of adventure, a positive attitude, a flair for style, outbursts of enthusiasm, empathy for friends, honesty, a green thumb, curiosity, appreciation of beauty, loyalty and nostalgic tendencies. I am sure both your parents had these attributes as well.

    We are only on this third rock from the sun for a “relatively” short time, so carpe diem, cherish your family and friends and live the golden rule.

    Continue to be “the candle in the wind” that we have always known you to be, and you can weather any storm.

    With love,


  2. Sue, We are very sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Sue, we are so sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Our sincere condolences for the loss of your father. sending all of you healing thoughts and prayers.

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