James Gerald Gleason, age 76 of Clinton Twp., passed away peacefully on April 23, 2022 surrounded by the love of his family.
Jim was born on October 22, 1945 in East Detroit, Michigan to John and Eleanor Gleason. As a young man, Jim proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. After the war, Jim came back to Michigan where he would meet the love of his life, and future bride, Marie Nichols. They married on May 5, 1973 in East Detroit, and together shared 49 years of happiness. They would raise two beloved daughters; Sindi and Jennifer. Jim was a wonderful father, and was so overjoyed to become a grandfather (“Pa”) to his cherished grandchildren. Jim was a hard worker and provider for his family, working many years at the General Motors Tech Center in the experimental truck and bus division. In his free time, Jim loved to work on his street rods and going out to different car shows with the car club ‘Night Cruisers’. He also was an avid outdoorsman, cherishing his time fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and boating. However, the most important part of his life was his family, and the time he was able to spend with them all.
Jim will be forever remembered by all who loved him.
Beloved husband of Marie B. Gleason; dearest father of Sindi Younes , and Jennifer (William) St. Clair; proud Pa of Samantha (Denzel) Roberts, Alexis St. Clair, Gavin Younes, and Hannah St. Clair; great-grandfather to grandson DJ on the way; cherished brother of Maggie (Bob) Pozzi, Patrick (Karen) Gleason, Teresa (Art) Medaugh, and Robert (Mary) Gleason; loving owner of his dear pet Turbo. Jim is also survived by many family, and numerous friends.
Jim joins in heaven his loving parents John and Eleanor Gleason, and brother John (Anna) Gleason.
Visitation to take place on Thursday, April 28 from 2:00 – 8:00 PM. Funeral service and military honors at 7:00 PM.
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