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Don A. Gladle

Don A. Gladle

1929 - 2016

Don A. Gladle, 87, Co. Rt. 159, died November 1, 2016, at Lewis County General Hospital. 

Mr. Gladle was born September 27, 1929, in the Town of Wilna, NY, a son of Harold and Gladys (Bridget) Gladle, he survived two brothers Duncan and Dan both of Carthage. A graduate of West Carthage High School he enlisted in the United States Army October 27, 1950 and was honorably discharged June 14, 1952.  On April 5th, 1952 he married Virginia Rowe in Orwell, NY.

Mr. Gladle owned and operated Gladle Associates in Watertown which included Allied Federated Coop and Dairyman’s Health Insurance programs, retiring in 2008. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Watertown, Elks Lodge # 1782 in Carthage, The Cosmopolitan Club, and the Black River Valley Club. As an active member of the community, he was a former Secretary for the Republican Party in Jefferson County and served as the Chairman for the Town of Watertown Republican Committee. He also served as Chairman of the Carthage Board of Education, President of the ABC Board of New York, and was an officer on the Board of the 4-H Club. Mr. Gladle was also a member and served for a term as Secretary of the Sweet Pond Hunting Club and served on the Executive Board of Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utica, New York.

Mr. Gladle believed in philanthropy and giving back to the community.  He was a long-time supporter of various charities including the Watertown Zoo, Carthage Area Hospital, Disabled Person Action Organization (DPAO) and Hospice of Jefferson County. He also provided two yearly college scholarships to the Lowville Producers Cooperative.

An avid hunter, fisherman and boater, Mr. Gladle was an active member of various hunting clubs and Ducks Unlimited. For many years, he enjoyed taking trips on his boat, hunting trips to Canada, and was active in the tennis community.

He will be remembered as a devoted husband and father to his wife and children. He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia, four daughters and a son; Karen L. Gladle, Syracuse, NY, Marcia (Robert) Dynko, Davidson, NC, Michael (Suzanne), Newark, DE, Kelly Gladle, Charlotte , NC, Vicki (Brian) Cumming GA, and his beloved grandchildren Andrew (Meghan) Gladle, Tyler Gladle, and Chasity Bolick.
 
Calling hours will be Thursday, November 3, 2016, from 4-6:30 PM and Friday 10 – 11:30 AM at D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. followed by a funeral at 12:00 PM at First United Methodist Church, Watertown with Reverend Jeffrey Nowak officiating. Contributions may be made to Lewis County General Hospital / RHCS care of Joe Millard 7785N. State St., Lowville, NY 13367 or Hospice of Jefferson County 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.  Condolences may be made to dlcalarco.com 

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Ginny & Family: Remember all the good times that you had with Don as well as the fun times.  I appreciate the week that I had in Florida with you and the talks with Don. 

He will be sadly missed.
Love, Peg & Dave

By Peg & Dave Lovenguth on 11 06, 2016


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Very sorry to hear the loss of another Black River person; friends of my parents and the dad of some of my childhood friends.
God Bless.

By Debby Stafford Galloway on 11 05, 2016


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Sorry of your loss. My prayers are with you. Dolores Bullard

By Dolores Bullard on 11 03, 2016


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In behalf of Sweet Pond Club we wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Don Gladle.  Don was a friend and contributing member, officer, and later Honorary Member, during his 39 years in Sweet Pond, and he will be missed.

in behalf of Sweet Pond Club,
with sympathy,
Terrance Stalder, Sec-Treas.

By Sweet Pond Club on 11 03, 2016


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WAYNE and Family,  I am so sorry for your loss.  May God surround you with his comfort and love.  Elizabeth was a lovely woman.  God Bless you all.
Sincerely,
Lucia Rizzo Hnath

By Lucia Rizzo Hnath on 11 03, 2016


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So sorry to read of Don’s death.  Thinking of your and the family.  Sandy and Bill Lamb

By Sandy DeMedo Lamb on 11 03, 2016


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I had the honor of taking care of Don and I must say, he is one that I will remember for a long time. Rest in peace my friend.

By Carol Church on 11 02, 2016


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My thoughts and prayers are with the Gladle family during this sad time.

By Pattie schreck on 11 02, 2016


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To Ginny, Karen, Marsha, Michael, Kelly, and Vicki

I was so sorry to hear of Don’s passing and want you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.  My parents were always so happy that your family had lived next door and always talked about all of you in loving terms.  Please accept our sincere sympathy for your loss.

#### Sly

By Richard Sly on 11 02, 2016


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To Ginny, Kelly and family
My sincere sympathy. Don was a fine guy who loved his family and his community. Ther’s no good time to say good-bye, but his well-lived life made a difference to those who had the privilege to know him.

By Tom Swartz on 11 02, 2016


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Aunt Ginny, Karen, Marsha, Mike, Kelly and Vicki:

I am honored and blessed to have known Uncle Don. He was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss him. My condolences.

By Neil Rowe on 11 02, 2016


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To all the Gladles,

So sorry for your loss. What a great man. I have fond memories of all those hunting and fishing trips. A lot of laughs were shared. I feel blessed to have know him.

Our sympathies to you all.
Love,
Randy and Virginia Blakeman

Randy and Virginia Blakeman

 

By Randy Blakeman on 11 01, 2016


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We send our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

By Nina Caires and Richard DeVries on 11 01, 2016


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Heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your beloved father and husband.

By Carmen & Eliot Dickson on 11 01, 2016


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Dad, We miss you and love you

Marcia and Bob

By Marcia and Bob Dynko on 11 01, 2016


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