William M. Gladney Jr., 95, of Allentown, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Arcadia Nursing Home in Hamilton. Born in Trenton, William was a graduate of Hamilton High School class of 1935. He served in the U.S. Navy
from 1935 to 1939, on the battleship USS Maryland and the submarine USS S-47 and served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 to 1945 on the Cutters Dow and Cuyahoga. He retired from Yates Industries Inc. in 1981 and was an Elder of Allentown Presbyterian Church where he served two terms on the Board of Trustees. William was also a lifetime member of the Waretown Historical Society.
Predeceased by his first wife Marion R. Stackhouse, a daughter, Patricia Jemison, a brother, Robert Gladney and sisters Barbara Hauser and Patricia Reavis, William is survived by his wife; Jean M. Gladney; a daughter and son-in-law; Jane and Jan Schoneman; of Holt, MI; a son; William Dean Gladney; of Merchantville; two brothers and sisters-in-law; Paul and Joan Gladney; of Tullahoma, TN and Harry and Roberta; Gladney of Lawrenceville; two sisters and a brother-in-law; Joan Harle; of Clearwater, FL and Diana and August Reynolds; of SC; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; his stepchildren; Bonnie and Alex Burns; of Princeton Junction; Judith and Bruce Gollnick; of Middletown; Art and Joan West; of Allentown; Bob and Cathy West; of Fresno, CA and Carol and Donald Wood; of Allentown; 11 step-grandchildren and seven step great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday (Mar. 17) at the Allentown Presbyterian Church, 20 High St. Allentown. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Allentown First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 252, Allentown, NJ 08501. Arrangements under the direction of Peppler Funeral Home, Allentown.