USS Cleveland CL-55 Reunion Association



Obituary for shipmate Sterling B. Gleason



On April 7, 2007. Age 86, died at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC after a brief illness. Mr. Gleason was a native of Gloucester City, NJ and retired from Mobile Oil Company in Paulsboro. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 to 1946 and is a WWII veteran. He served on the USS Cleveland in the South Pacific and North Africa.

Mr. Gleason enjoyed all aspects of nature especially fishing, bicycling, walking the Atlantic City Boardwalk and flying with his pilot buddy, Jack Hofbauer. He lived in Westville, NJ until he recently moved to NC to be with his daughter and her family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mary Bovill Gleason, his parents and 3 brothers. He is survived by his daughter, Maryann and husband Ron; grandchildren Judy Revels and husband Bart and Kathleen Caviness and husband Sean; great-grandchildren include Kate, Emma, and Addison Revels and Justin, Will, Kieryn, and Cameron Caviness all of Greensboro, NC. A Mass of Christian Resurrection will be held at 10am Friday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church: U.S. Route 130 South and Highland Avenue, Westville.

Burial with U.S. Marine Corp Honors will follow at New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ. The family will visit with friends from 7-9 pm Thursday at the McCann-Healey Funeral Home, 851 Monmouth St., (at Brown Street) Gloucester City. There will be no morning viewing, please meet directly at the church.

Family Requests that memorial donations in Sterling’s memory be made to St. Anne’s Catholic Church: 213 Woodbine Avenue, Westville, NJ 08093.