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Lawrence E. Gleason

November 4, 1948 — June 14, 2024

Lawrence E. “Larry” Gleason, 75, of Guilford, died on Friday, June 14, 2024, died of complications due to Parkinson’s disease.


He was born on November 4, 1948, in Sidney, the son of the late Lawrence Sr. and Louise (Stephens) Gleason. He graduated from Sidney High School in 1967 and later joined the United States Navy and served honorably until 1973, returning to Sidney, Larry attended a tool and die course at the Bendix Corporation which later became Amphenol, in Sidney where he worked until his retirement.


Larry’s hobbies included woodworking, genealogy, and caring for his three horses. He was an excellent mechanic and restorer of MGs - with one of his cars recently on display at the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich. Larry was also a longtime volunteer fireman for the Guilford Fire Department where he served as an officer in several capacities.


Larry is survived by his sisters, Cynthia (Vincent) Capaccio, of Virginia and Mary Anne (Michael) Porter, South Carolina; son, Aaron S. Gleason of Connecticut; grandson, Josh Gleason; and two great-grandchildren; Holden and Ivyana. He was predeceased by his son, Brian P. Gleason in 2018.


Memorial contributions in Larry’s memory may be made to the Guilford Fire Department, 110 Mechanic St, Guilford, NY 13780 or to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 1359 Broadway #1509, New York, NY 10018.


A graveside service for Larry will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at Prospect Hill Cemetery, East Main Street, Sidney, NY.


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted with John Antonowicz of the Wilson Funeral Home. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit: www.wilsonfh.com.



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