Robert Wallace Gleason
Dresden-Robert Wallace Gleason, 73, of the River Road, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the Bodwell House, Brunswick.
Bob was born September 9, 1940 at Long Branch, N.J. Son of Wallace and Elizabeth Drummond Gleason. He graduated from Asbury Park High School, New Jersey in 1958 and from the University of Maine, majoring in agriculture. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
Robert proudly served his country in the far east with the United States Marine Corp from 1962 to 1966.
In 1966 Bob purchased land in Dresden and raised fruit and vegetables. He and his wife Doris owned Green Point Farms until 1999 . When they retired, the farmland went to the Maine Fish and Wildlife Department to be used as a game management area.
He was past president of the Maine Vegetable Growers Association, and the Maine Maple Producers Association. He had been a selectman in the town of Dresden and was also the town's moderator for eight years.
He was a member of the American Legion post 132 in Richmond Maine and the Bath Elks Lodge #934.
He is survived by his brother Richard D. Gleason of Auburn and three nieces; Karen Graham of Ashburn, Virginia, Jill Sergeant of Andover, Massachusetts, and Ann Teas of Medford, Massachusetts.
Per Bob's request there will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Indian Road, Dresden on Monday, July 7th at 11:00 am.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond, Maine.