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Barbara Starr Gleason, widow of beloved Michael J. Gleason, passed away on November 21, 2012. Barbara lived abroad with her parents Col. E.M. Starr (Barbara Kent) and brother Tim during her childhood. While in college she studied Modern Dance and Sociology and later worked at the Y.W.C.A. in Washington, DC. She completed her education with a Master's Degree in Education at George Washington University. Barbara worked as a student counselor at Montgomery College for 26 years where she assisted many nontraditional students returning to academic life. She is survived by her son Mark (Julie) Nicholson and daughter Heather (Heather) Nicholson and seven stepchildren: William, Jr., Ruth Elaine, William, Joel (Michele), Bridget, Shamus (Natalie), Donald and ten grandchildren. A service will be held at St. Dunstan's Episcopal, 5450 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20816, 1 p.m., Friday, November 30. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date. Online guestbook available at:

Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 27, 2012
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