1940 – 2014

BRUNSWICK — Robert Wallace Gleason, 73, of River Road in Dresden, passed away on Thursday, June 19, at the Bodwell House.

Bob was born on Sept. 9, 1940, in Long Branch, N.J., a son of Wallace and Elizabeth Drummond Gleason. He graduated from Asbury Park High School in 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 U.S. Marine Corps from 1962 to 1966. In 1966, Bob purchased land in Dresden and raised fruits and vegetables. He and his wife, Doris, owned Green Point Farms until 1999. Once retired, the farmland went to the Maine Fish and Wildlife Department to be used as a game management area.

Bob was a past president of the Maine Vegetable Growers Association and the Maine Maple Producers Association. He was also a past Dresden selectman and town moderator for eight years. Bob was a member of the American Legion Post 132 in Richmond and Bath Elks Lodge No. 934.

He is survived by his brother, Richard D. Gleason, of Auburn; and three nieces, Karen Graham of Ashburn, Va., Jill Sergeant of Andover, Mass., and Ann Teas of Medford, Mass.

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