Gladson, Donald Dean |
May 14, 1935 - July 14, 2013
Donald Gladson of Fullerton, entered eternity at home on July 14 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Iowa & is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kay; daughters, Adrienne Gladson, Orange; Andrea Kavianian, son-in-law, Reza Kavianian; grandchildren, Catherine, Elizabeth, Brent, Norco; brothers, Clell, Costa Mesa; Jess, Medford, Oregon and sisters, Maxine Lamparello, Simi Valley and Barbara Fitzsimmons, Agoura Hills; dear nieces & nephews & former wife, Marita. His passion was flying achieving multiple ratings including Flight Instructor at Fullerton Airport. He was a Reserved Officer for the OC Sheriff Aero Squadron (19 yrs) & a member of QB's, Long Beach & Elks Lodge Fullerton. He retired from Challenge Dairy Products after 33 years of service. He enjoyed eating Kay's yummy cooking & his Brittany, Mattie. Don was well-loved by dear friends who will greatly miss his daily telephone calls & visiting him for dinners at his home.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, August 24 at AFI Flight Training Center, Fullerton Airport from 1-4 pm, dessert will be served. Donations in his name to the National Brittany Rescue Network in Culver City are welcomed.
Published in Orange County Register on July 30, 2013