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Edward Francis Gleason

October 18, 1936 ~ November 2, 2020 (age 84)

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AUBURN-Edward Francis Gleason, 84, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, November 2, 2020.

Edward was the son of the late Charles and Cecile Gleason. He was a lifetime resident of Auburn. Edward graduated from Holy Family Catholic School where he excelled in several sports. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy where he was deployed to Okinawa and Cherry Point, NC as a corpsman.

In his early years, Edward worked as a prison guard at the Auburn Correctional Facility and was a truck driver for Red Star Express Lines. Edward then worked and retired from the City of Auburn in 2001.

Edward is survived by his wife of 62 years, Donna Betts  and their four children William (Terri), Robert (Helen), Lori Cavallo (Lou) and Karen Windell (Scott). Edward has ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Calling hours for family and friends will be held at Heieck-Pelc Funeral Home,LLC 42 East Genesee St. on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 4 PM to 6 PM.  A private burial at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery will follow on Saturday, November 7th.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Saint Alphonsus Food Pantry 85 E.Genesee St. Auburn or Hospice of the Finger Lakes 1130 Corporate Dr. Auburn. In memory of Mr. Gleason.

We must follow NYSDOH and CDC recommendations on social distancing, wearing a mask is a must and building occupancy load limit will be enforced.

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Calling hours
November 6, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Heieck-Pelc Funeral Home,LLC
42 East Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021

Private Committal

St. Joseph Cemetery


St. Alphonsus Food Pantry
10 Lewis St. Auburn, NY 13021,

Hospice of the Finger Lakes
1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn NY 13021

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