JOHNSBURG – Dean Matthew Glosson, 65, of Johnsburg, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at Centegra Hospital-McHenry.|
He was born Aug. 31, 1947, in Woodstock, to William D. and Lillian (Douglas) Glosson.
A resident of McHenry County for most of his lifetime, Dean lived in Johnsburg since 1989.
He married Frances Sullivan on June 26, 1970, at St. John Fisher Catholic Church in Chicago.
He began a career in the construction industry as a laborer, and he later owned his own construction company. His company specialized in distinctive and beautiful single-residential dwellings. A jack-of-all-trades, he was a skilled carpenter and cement finisher.
Dean was an avid runner. He participated in Toastmasters for many years, where he served as governor.
He was active in the community and was a recent member of the Sunrise Rotary Club. Most importantly, his family always came first.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served as a clinical specialist in the neurosurgery department at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., from 1970 to 1973.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Frances; a son, Joshua (Kathleen) Glosson of Lake in the Hills; two grandchildren, Matthew and Margaret; two sisters, Sandra (Roger) May of Wonder Lake and Charlene (Bruce) Peck of Denton, N.C.; three brothers, Douglas (Jackie) Glosson of McHenry, Ronald (Sally) Glosson of McHenry and Gene (Nancy) Glosson of McHenry; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Janet (Tony) Ryan, Kathleen (Quinn) Mucker, Mary (Robert) Kenny, William (Diane) Sullivan, Therese (Oleg) Koujikov and Judith (the late John) Dainko; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Shirley Milinac and Diane Boss.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry.
A funeral Mass celebration will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at St. Patrick Church, 3500 W. Washington, McHenry.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, his family suggests memorials to Girls on the Run International, 120 Cottage Place, Charlotte, NC 28207, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or visit www.justenfh.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on May 15, 2013