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John Steven Gleason

April 17, 1937 ~ March 18, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Watervliet - John S. Gleason, 85, died Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Van Rensselaer Manor after a long  illness with his loving companion by his side.

Born in Cohoes, he was son of the late Theresa  Rettinger Gamache and companion of Ernestine Plumley. He was raised in Cohoes, moved to Waterford in 1976 and to Watervliet in 2011 and was a graduate of Keveny Memorial Academy in Cohoes. 

John was a bus driver for the Averill Park School District for 12 years, retiring in 2012 and previously worked construction for the Laborers Union Local Troy, Hudson Armored Car and was a part-time limousine driver for All Occasion Limousine.  

He was a former member of the Veteran's of Lansingburgh, enjoyed watching wrestling, playing basketball, and traveling to casinos, the Jersey shore, Las Vegas and Florida.  He was a Navy veteran aboard the USS Independence during the Korean War. 

Survivors in addition to his companion include his children John, Darrin (Vanessa), Michael (Kristine) Gleason; Ernestine’s children, John, Daniel and Matthew (Kelly Wehnau) Plumley, Tina (Mark) Mann, Dawn (Jay) Hamel and Timothy (Laura Bartrick) and Ernest Plumley; his grandchildren, Alyssa (Brett Mollnow), John, Zoe, Tess, Maeve, Daniel, Grace, Karlee, Alysha, Nicholas, Jacob, Ty, Taylor and Zachary and a great grandchild, Charlee. 

Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.  276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Friday, March 24, 2023 from 4-7PM. 

Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 9:15AM at the funeral home and at 10AM at Our Lady of Assumption Church Latham where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Geoffrey D. Burke, Pastor. 

Interment will be in  St. Michael's Cemetery Waterford.

A special thank you to the A2 staff of Van Rensselaer Manor for all their care, love and compassion to John and his family while he was a resident.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of John Steven Gleason to the Van Rensselaer Manor Activities Department 85 Blooming Grove Road Troy, NY 12180. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John Steven Gleason, please visit our floral store.


March 24, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
276 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

Funeral Service
March 25, 2023

9:15 AM
Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
276 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

Funeral Mass
March 25, 2023

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Assumption Church
498 Watervliet Shaker Rd
Latham, NY 12110


Van Rensselaer Manor Activities Department
85 Bloomingrove Drive, Troy NY 12180


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