Robert Gleason

May 15, 1948 - May 2, 2018
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Robert E. Gleason, age 69, of North Canton and formerly of New Philadelphia died Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Aultman Hospital at Canton following an extended illness.

Born at Aultman Hospital on May 15, 1948, Bob was a son of the late William E. and Florence E. Matthews Gleason.

Following high school, Bob Entered i…

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Robert E. Gleason, age 69, of North Canton and formerly of New Philadelphia died Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Aultman Hospital at Canton following an extended illness.

Born at Aultman Hospital on May 15, 1948, Bob was a son of the late William E. and Florence E. Matthews Gleason.

Following high school, Bob Entered into the United States Army where he served his country during Vietnam. For more than 20 years, Bob worked in the coal mining industry. He was later employed by Wal-Mart at New Philadelphia, where he was given the name, Bob-The-Builder as he worked in the product assembly department.

Bob was a life member of the Handyman Club of America, The American Legion Post 0888 and the AARP.

He is survived by his companion of 23 years, Mary Jo Haney; his children, Letisha Wells of Freeport and William (Carolyn) Bennett of North Canton; grandchildren, Alisha VanNess, Trenton (Emily) Bennett, Jennifer (Brian) Lewis, Randy (companion, Tiffany Kent) Cox, and Jackie Kent; great-grandchildren, Kaylee, McKenzie, Zoe, Brooklynn, Austin, Dillon, Darren, Dallas, Dakota, and Lynnix Jade.

Completing the family are his siblings, Gerald Gleason of Gnadenhutten, Thomas (Sue) Gleason of Florida, Richard J. Gleason of Dover and Linda Pruitt of California as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Cathy Gleason and his in-laws, Robert W. Bennett and Jean Ripley Campbell Bennett.

In keeping with Bob’s wishes, private services will be held with cremation to follow through the care of Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Bob by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.GeibCares.com.

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Born: May 15, 1948
Died: May 2, 2018

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Sherry Crane posted on 5/7/18

So sorry for your loss Mary Jo. Hugs and prayers.

 

Chris C posted on 5/7/18

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. May all of your good memories be greater than your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)

 

Ron, Edie, & John Barnish posted on 5/6/18

Bob,good-bye, special friend. Your light has gone out on this earth but we'll see you later. Eddie Lou, Ronnie, & John

 

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard posted on 5/5/18

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Robert E. Gleason, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Robert E. Gleason, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Georgie Schott posted on 5/4/18

Mary Jo, Praying that God will comfort you and bring you peace. Bob will always have a very special place in my heart as will you. God bless

 

Travis J. Faulkner posted on 5/4/18

William and Trent - I never had the opportunity to meet your father and grandfather, but based on the people you have shown yourselves to be, and the beautiful families you have built, he must have been one hell of a guy. I enjoyed reading a bit about him and it is clear where you get your "do it yourself" abilities from. Sending you peace in your time of challenges. Travis J. Faulkner and the entire Faulkner Family.

 

Tara Jones posted on 5/4/18

So sorry for your loss. Prayers Love, Tara Jones & Don Fording

 

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