Earl S. Gladey passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Greece, N.Y. at age 75 after a long, courageous battle against cancer.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary F. Gladey; parents, Samuel and Arlene (Hoover) Gladey and brother, Reed Gladey of Wilkes-Barre.
He is survived by his loving daughter, Mary Jo Lyke; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Alexander; brother-in-law, Joseph (Elizabeth) Gibbons, Marietta, Ga.; sister-in-law, Beulah "Sis" Gladey, Wilkes-Barre; cousin, Helen O'Brien, Kingston; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Earl is a proud veteran of the United States Army
and served in the Korean War
. He was born and raised in Kingston/Wilkes-Barre and moved to Rochester, N.Y. in the early 1960s. He served the Eastman Kodak Co. as a computer programmer for 35 years and later retired from Digital Equipment Corp.
The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of Wilmot Cancer Center, Strong Wound Healing Center, Lifetime Care, URMC Palliative Care Program, St. John's Home and Hospice and longtime friends and neighbors for all the love, care and support given not only to Earl, but his family as well.
Earl's visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14616. Interment with military honors will follow Mass in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to
), Wilmot Cancer Center (www.urmc.rochester.edu
), Lifetime Care (www.lifetimecare.org
), or St. John's Home (www.stjohnsliving.org
) in his memory. For more information or to sign Earl's online guestbook, please visit www.MeesonFamily.com