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Thomas W. Gleason

November 3, 1940 November 11, 2010
Thomas W. Gleason
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BARTONVILLE-Thomas W. Gleason, 70, of Bartonville and formerly of Washington, IL, passed away at 5:05 a.m. on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at his residence. He was born on November 3, 1940, in Peoria, to Walter and Evelyn Lyle Gleason. He married Bonnie A. Willard on October 15, 1960, in Peoria. She passed away on March 16, 2001 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one great-grandson. Surviving are two sons, Dale (Tina) Gleason of Morton and Mark (Marilyn) Gleason of Bartonville; one daughter, Stacie (Bill) Hacker of Pekin; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Tom worked at Caterpillar, Inc. for 30 years until his retirement. He was a US Air Force veteran and a member of Bartonville American Legion Post 979. Tom enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing washers and campground jarts. He enjoyed meeting up with friends at the American Legion in Bartonville and Dizzy Dean’s. Funeral Services will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2010, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with Pastor Craig Hislope officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria, where Military Rites will be accorded. Memorial contributions may be made to OSF Hospice or American Legion Post 979 in Bartonville. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com

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