ENOSBURG FALLS - Robert F. Gleason Sr., age 87, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at the Northwestern Medical Center.
He was born October 26, 1930 in Riverton, Vermont to the late James and Clara (Cooley) Gleason.
On February 2, 1952 he married the late Yvette Corriveau. Yvette and Bob made their home and raised their children in Richford & Enosburg Falls. He worked as a Deputy Game Warden for 13 years, for the General Services Administration for several years, taught horseback riding at Brownledge Riding Camp in PA and McBrides Stable in Enosburg, was the first National Ski Patroller in 1957 at Jay Peak, made and repaired custom golf clubs, all while running his very own barber shop for over 60 years. Bob had many hobbies all of which included being outdoors, from golfing almost everyday with Yvette, to hunting and fishing, or skiing and horseback riding. He played a lively role in his community where he served on the board for the Enosburg Falls Country Club, was a member of the Enosburg American Legion, the NRA, and the Missisquoi International Riding and Driving Club.
He is survived by his children and their families, Peter & Jean Gleason of Klamath Falls, OR and their children, Matthew Laurie & Lindy; Deb & Thomas Shover of Enosburg Falls and their sons, Chris & Tim, David & Jeanne Gleason of Williamsburg, VA and their children, Sarah, Adam, Kendra, Kelly & Bailey; Maria Gleason of Enosburg Falls and her daughter Melina, Robert Gleason Jr. & Guy DeVarney of Fairfax, William & Barb Gleason of Enosburg Falls and their children, Maria, William Will & Devyn; 6 great grandchildren; his brother, Stuart Gleason of Enosburg Falls, his sister, Greta Beaulieu and her husband Andre of Enosburg Falls, his brother-in-law, Lloyd Jacobs of St. Albans, his sister-in-law Donna Corriveau of Mesa, AZ; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Bob was predeceased by his wife, Yvette, grandson, Brandon Gleason; his brothers, Neil Gleason, and James Gleason; his sisters, Pauline Young and her husband Robert, Letty Ann Barton, and Elizabeth Betty Jacobs; his sisters-in-law, Claire Westover, and Norma Gleason; and his brother-in-law, Denis Corriveau.
Bobs family wishes to thank the staff at Franklin County Rehab and Northwestern Medical Center for the loving and compassionate care that he received during his stay there.
In keeping with Bobs wishes, services will be private to relatives, and held on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 11:00AM at Spears Funeral Home 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. Bobs committal will take place in the Missisquoi Cemetery in Enosburg Falls.
A celebration of life, open to all family and friends, will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 1:00PM at the Enosburg American Legion, 108 Depot Street, Enosburg Falls, Vermont, 05450.
For those who wish, contributions in Bobs memory may be made to the Brandon Gleason Scholarship Fund 2407 Lost Nation Road East Fairfield, 05448.