BRANDON ALLEN GLEASON - ENOSBURG FALLS - Brandon Allen Gleason, age 17, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 27, 2013. Brandon was born July 3, 1995, in St. Albans, the son of William Gleason and the late Townya Allen. Brandon was in his senior year at Enosburg Falls High School, where he was a member of the Varsity Basketball Team (1,000 point scorer and Mountain Division Player of the Year) and Volleyball Team (Consecutive MVP of the State Championship Game the last three years). On the court Brandon was calm and collected, no matter what type of circumstance he was in. He kept the crowd on the edge of their seats with his explosive, yet effortless and, at most times, unbelievable moves. His unassuming demeanor belied the powerhouse that he really was. Brandon's goals after high school were to join his brother in the U.S. Air Force
and then to become a teacher. Everyone that met Brandon became a friend. His smiling, loving, easygoing nature brought the best out in everyone that knew him. He was a role model and inspiration to younger children who looked up to him, wanting to emulate his selfless and generous character. No matter who you were or where you were from, he accepted you into his heart. He is survived by his father, William Gleason and his wife, Barbara; his siblings, Maria Gleason, William "Will" Gleason, and Devyn Gleason, all of Enosburg Falls; maternal grandparents, Roy Jr "Buddy" and Sheila Allen of Bakersfield; paternal grandparents, Robert and Yvette Gleason of Enosburg Falls, and Bill and Linda Baker of North Hero; maternal great-grandparents, Rose Allen of Bakersfield, and Catherine Thomas of Essex Junction; and paternal great-grandparents, Jack and Irene Raymond; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Brandon was predeceased by his mother, Townya Allen, on Oct. 8, 2002. A celebration of Brandon's life will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Enosburg Falls High School Gym, Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. Brandon will be laid to rest next to his mother in a private committal at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Bakersfield. There will be no visiting hours. Private messages of condolence may be sent to Brandon's family online through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.
Brandon's family encourages anyone wishing to remember Brandon to make a contribution, in lieu of sending flowers, to the Brandon Gleason Christian Basketball Camp, c/o Matt Luneau, P.O. Box 812, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.