Ex-Chief Robert J. Gleason of Centereach passed away on August 17, 2016. He was 83-years old.

Gleason was a 60-year member of the Lynbrook Fire Department and an ex-Chief. He was also a WWII Army combat veteran. He was husband of the late Muriel, cherished father of Roberta Maffei and her husband Dennis, and Donald R. Gleason and his wife Lauren. Loving grandfather of Allison Maffei and Lindsay Almodovar and her husband Ray. Proud greatgrand-father of Eric, Samantha, Nevina, Ivy, and Violet.

A funeral mass was held at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin in Centereach before interment with honors at Calverton National Cemetery

Chief Gleason will be missed.                      

– Fire News photos by Ron Monteleone