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Ronald F. Gleason


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Ronald F. Gleason Obituary
Ronald F. Gleason

April 23, 1939 -
June 2, 2016

Ronald was born in Humphrey, Nebraska and grew up in Toppenish, WA with parents Lawrence and Ruth Gleason and 5 siblings, Larry Gleason, Shirley Gleason Amen, David Gleason, Jimmy Gleason and Sandy Gleason Backman.
Ron graduated from Toppenish H.S. 1957 and attended Yakima College where he met his wife of 55 years Barbara Vallem Gleason of Yakima, WA.
Ron and Barbara moved to L.A. in 1961, casting a wide net in the business community, with many interesting endeavors and mentoring many people.
Ron and Barbara have operated Lighthouse Yacht Marina in the Port of L.A. for 40 years along with numerous other successful businesses in the South Bay. Ron coached youth football in San Pedro-Miraleste, and served as their league's president.
Ron, known for his humor and wit, could always put a smile on a face. For many years Ron and the family enjoyed boating and fishing with Catalina Island being the favored destination.
Ron is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara; and two children, Juliette Gleason LeFevre and Kevin Gleason; and twin grandchildren, Hunter O'Brien and Taylor O'Brien.
There will be a celebration of Ron's life on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at 6pm at Lighthouse Yacht Marina, Port of L.A., followed by burial at sea on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 19, 2016
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