Ronald Oliver Gleason Sr.(Butch) 77, of Chatham Center NY left our world on November 2nd, 2019. Ronald is predeceased by parents Ernest and Katie Mae of Chatham Center, siblings Sam, Elizabeth and grandson Jordan.
He will always be remembered for his amazing achievements as a motorcycle racer in the late 60s and early 70s. Ronald had an impeccable work ethic, was the owner of Gleason’s farm in Chatham Center, was an avid fisherman and found great enjoyment fishing with family. Ronald is survived by his wife Mary Ann Gleason, his three children Ronald Gleason Jr, Lance Gleason and Shannon Steltz (Scott Steltz), nephew Sammy Gleason (Mary). He is also survived by grandchildren Cooper Steltz, Brayden Steltz, Laney Steltz and Benjamin Gleason along with his nephews, nieces and life long friend John Kratt.
Calling hours will be held at the French, Gifford, Preiter and Blasl Funeral Home, Chatham, NY on Saturday, November 9th from 12pm to 2:30 a prayer service will follow. After the service family and friends are invited to come together and share remembrances at the Tri Village Fire Department in Chatham Center, NY. Condolences may be conveyed at frenchblasl.com. In lieu of flowers, contribution in Ronald’s name can be made to: The Tri-Village Fire Department, St.Judes Children Center or Columbia County Pathways to Recovery.