October 25, 1972 – September 13, 2018
Putnam – Brian Gleason, 45, died Thursday morning, September 13, 2018. Born in Putnam, CT, he was the son of Lawrence Gleason Jr. of Staunton, VA and Mary Jane (Harvey) Gleason of Putnam. Brian was a graduate of Putnam High School and was a member of the Putnam Baptist Church.
Brian was a man of many talents. He owned his own roofing company in his early years and worked for other construction companies as well. He had every tool to prove it until he found his real passion, driving truck after he graduated from NETTS. He loved the freedom of the open road and traveling the coasts. He loved seeing new places while getting paid. Brian loved to tell stories of being a kid and running dirt bikes and trikes with his friends and he always swore he would someday have another Tecate.
Brian had a love for music and will be fondly remembered as the “funny music fanatic.” Brian knew everything there was to know about “Hair Bands.” He was an avid concert goer with his best friend, John Hollingworth. He played the drums and was able to show off his skills at his 40th birthday party. There wasn’t a movie that Brian hasn’t seen or even bought for his collection. He loved good food and researching new restaurants to experience, but nothing compared to the pizza at Pizza King. Brian’s greatest accomplishment was his son Josh. He was so very proud to be his dad and of the man Josh had become. Brian’s prize possessions were his photos and the memories that they held. Above all, family meant everything to Brian, especially his two beautiful grandchildren, Holden and Ivyana. He loved to laugh.
Brian is survived by his parents; his son, Josh Gleason and fiancé Katie Sartori of Plainfield; a brother, Aaron Gleason of Putnam; two Grandchildren, Holden and Ivyana Gleason both of Plainfield; the light of his life, Amber; and many Aunts; Uncles and Cousins; and the mother of his son, Krista Preble whom he had remained close to. Brian was predeceased by his grandparents, Edith and Ralph Patterson and Louise and Lawrence Gleason Sr.
A celebration of life will be planned at a later date. Funeral arrangements and cremation have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.