John Gleason, 74 years of age, of Blairstown, NJ, passed away at his home on July 10, 2019. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 5, 1945 to Cornelius and Catherine (Coyle) Gleason. He was a Master Moldmaker with T & B Elastimold, Hackettstown, NJ. He is survived by two daughters, Cherie Gleason (Kristin Jones-Gleason), Blairstown, NJ, Cynthia Gleason, Bunnell, FL, Three sons, Kenneth Gleason, Lehigh Acres, FL, Thomas Gleason, Earlysville, VA and Mark Gleason, Blairstown, NJ, a sister Theresa (Nancy) Bonitz, Califon, NJ, a brother Robert Gleason, Seaside, NJ, 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Carol Eckles Gleason in 2006. A period of visitation will be held 7 – 9 PM, Friday, July 19, 2019 at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ (Use Columbia for GPS) with a Funeral Mass 11 AM, Saturday, July 20, 2019 at St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, 7 Eisenhower Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in John's memory to the American Cancer Society, 7 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927.