Charles A. Glessing “Chick” of Ramsey Shores, Henderson Harbor, NY passed away peacefully at the St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing facility on Wednesday January 13, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. He was 68 years old.
Born on April 5, 1947, in Syracuse, NY, he was the son of the late Charles A. Glessing and Mary M. Barriger.
Mr. Glessing proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1973. He began his studies at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, NY. He continued his under graduate education at Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky, where he received his bachelor’s degree. He then went on to obtain his Master’s degree in Social Work from Syracuse University.
Charles worked in and owned various Nursing Homes throughout the State of New York, most recently the St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility where he was currently residing. His passion for the care and well being of the elderly and disabled was a lifelong pursuit.
As a lifelong resident of Henderson Harbor, NY, and then later Jensen Beach, Florida, he loved anything pertaining to the water, especially boating and fishing. He even taught his entire family to scuba dive. He was an accomplished golfer. He traveled extensively, and most often shared his adventures with his family, creating lifelong memories for all of them.
Chick was a man that loved people with a passion. His generous nature and his exuberant personality was infectious. His presence was larger than life, and anyone who met him adored him. He treated each person he encountered like family. Chick was a loyal and intelligent man, who always stood up for what he believed in.
He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Grace C. Britton; his sisters, Helen Robischon, Elizabeth Murphy, Barbara Kinley, and Beverly Malone, and his brothers, Ronald Rosecrans, William Glessing and Jack Glessing.
He leaves behind his heartbroken family including his three daughters, Theresa G. Britton and her husband E. Joseph of Greenfield Center, NY, Tammy L. Haarman and her husband Jason of Saratoga Springs, NY, and Carey R. Glessing and her partner Eric Geibel of Chicago, IL; two sisters, Mary Grace Dessormeau and her husband Robert Jr. of Porter Corners, NY and Joan Desimone and her husband Michael of Vero Beach, FL; six grandchildren, Luke J. Britton, Faith R. Britton, Gannon C. Britton, Rachel A. Haarman, Paige E. Haarman and Charlotte J. Haarman. He is also mourned by his former wife Lynn C. Glessing, of Schroon Lake, NY and his current wife Deborah Fread of Jensen Beach, Florida as well many beloved nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his beautiful white golden retriever, Steve.
Visitation hours will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Following the visitation will be a memorial service at 6:30 p.m.
Memorial donations can be made in his memory to , 501 St. Jude’s Place Memphis, TN, 38105.
Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to the Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Online remembrances can be made at www.tunisonfuneralhome.com
Date of Death: January 13, 2016
Tunison Funeral Home
105 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Published in Syracuse Post Standard from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2016
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