G. William Gleasner
June 3, 1935 - May 11, 2021
Newton, North Carolina - G. William Gleasner, age 85, of Abernethy Laurels in Newton, died on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
Mr. Gleasner was born June 3, 1935, in Buffalo, New York, to the late George William Gleasner and Florence Rabe Gleasner. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Diana Cottle Gleasner; and step-sister, Gail Gleasner Zeiler. He served in the National Guard and worked as a salesman for Ingersoll-Rand. He became a photographer at the age 35 to accompany his wife's articles and together they had numerous publications as they traveled the world. Mr. Gleasner, and his wife, were married for 60 years and lived in Denver, North Carolina for 40 years. Before moving to North Carolina, he was president of the student body of Bennett High School in Buffalo, NY, and was captain of the football team where he played linebacker. He enjoyed offshore racing and was captain of his boat named "Goddess" in his younger years. Having enjoyed water and watersports, he waterskied up until the age of 60. Mr. Gleasner was a longtime Rotarian and founding member of the Denver-Lake Norman Rotary Club. He enjoyed playing handball until the age of 82.
He is survived by a son, Stephen Gleasner of Appleton, ME; daughter, Suzanne Gleasner of Waxhaw, NC; four grandchildren, Hunter Stanton Killman, Heath Walker Killman, William Clark Gleasner, and Margaret Elizabeth Gleasner; and four great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held in Maine at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association
Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Gleasner family.