Obituaries

Shawn Scarborough
B: 1967-07-17
D: 2017-10-16
View Details
Scarborough, Shawn
Darlene McBride
B: 1950-12-07
D: 2017-10-15
View Details
McBride, Darlene
Mary Elizabeth Bridges Parks
B: 1931-01-29
D: 2017-10-15
View Details
Parks, Mary Elizabeth Bridges
Thomas Baker
B: 1929-05-05
D: 2017-10-14
View Details
Baker, Thomas
Shirley Tener
B: 1963-11-01
D: 2017-10-14
View Details
Tener, Shirley
William Hayden
B: 1929-03-19
D: 2017-10-13
View Details
Hayden, William
Melvin Keizer
B: 1952-09-10
D: 2017-10-13
View Details
Keizer, Melvin
Russell "Dean" Best
B: 1953-03-23
D: 2017-10-12
View Details
Best, Russell "Dean"
Ernesto Hernandez
B: 1951-11-07
D: 2017-10-12
View Details
Hernandez, Ernesto
Bradford Davis
B: 1937-07-07
D: 2017-10-11
View Details
Davis, Bradford
Richard Ober
B: 1949-09-04
D: 2017-10-09
View Details
Ober, Richard
Nellie Harrell
B: 1933-01-10
D: 2017-10-09
View Details
Harrell, Nellie
Rebecca "Becky" St. Vigne
B: 1961-09-01
D: 2017-10-09
View Details
St. Vigne, Rebecca "Becky"
Mary Cantrell
B: 1942-10-11
D: 2017-10-09
View Details
Cantrell, Mary
Michelle Buisman
B: 1969-08-16
D: 2017-10-09
View Details
Buisman, Michelle
Brenden Ward
B: 2004-01-19
D: 2017-10-07
View Details
Ward, Brenden
Ray Samra
B: 1932-04-23
D: 2017-10-07
View Details
Samra, Ray
Alice Orr
B: 1938-09-19
D: 2017-10-07
View Details
Orr, Alice
Jo Ann Ramsey
B: 1932-03-23
D: 2017-10-07
View Details
Ramsey, Jo Ann
Rosa Holt
B: 1961-01-05
D: 2017-10-05
View Details
Holt, Rosa
Billie Nowlin
B: 1922-04-12
D: 2017-10-04
View Details
Nowlin, Billie

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
Family Owned. Family Operated.
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013
Phone: (817) 274-9233
Fax: (817) 274 9237
John Gleason
In Memory of
John David Gleason
1928 - 2017
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Wade Family Funeral Home
"We are pleased to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Kristen L Patterson
"John would call me to participate in pro life prayers on Saturday mornings. I wo"
View full message >>>
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Sherri Bos
"Love, Hugs and Prayers are lovingly sent to your family. May the love between y"
View full message >>>

Obituary for John David Gleason

John David Gleason
John David Gleason passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 65 years, Patricia Gleason, their 8 children (Asha, Ann, Ellie, Mara, Rooni, Kara, Bob, and Mike), 19 grandchildren (Bridgette, Lisa, Nakiesha, Chris, Kati, Dani, Laura, Bryan, Laoise, Kali, Susan, Hanna, Micah, Farley, Esther, John Henry, Hiram, Georgia, David), and 4 great-grandchildren (Hasley, Shaw, Isaac, and Cole). He was a devoted and steadfast provider who taught the value of loyalty, generosity, and a good belly laugh.

John was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the youngest of Cornelius and Bernadette Gleason’s four children. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force where he received commendation for his tenacity and efficiency. Later, he worked as a Human Resources and Compensation Director for companies such as Honeywell and Texas Instruments; retiring from Bell Helicopter in 1994.

John, Pat, and family lived in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, eventually settling in Arlington, Texas in 1979. They formed lasting friendships and community all along the way. John was a dedicated Catholic and member of the St. Maria Goretti parish, where he sang his heart out in the choir and tirelessly - even shamelessly - hawked tickets to church benefits for more than 30 years. He was deeply committed to the Pro Life cause through volunteer work, prayer, and organizing to provide resources for unwed mothers and unborn children.

For all his diligence, John was punny and playful to the core. He loved to entertain company, dance the jitterbug, tell stories and jokes, listen to big band music, play bridge and contract rummey, do crosswords puzzles, and watch Wheel of Fortune. He also enjoyed sports: football, baseball, golf, and sometimes even basketball. He had profound admiration for Hank Aaron and Vince Lombardi, with quotes and stats always at the ready. And his jump-dive off the board into the pool never failed to impress.

John Gleason was beloved; a man cherished by family and friends. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

Visitation: Friday, May 19 at Wade Funeral Home 6-8pm, rosary at 7pm
Funeral Mass: Monday, May 22 at St. Maria Goretti 11am
Those wishing to honor his memory may make a donation to Texans for Life Coalition (www.texlife.org)
Order Flowers