Richard Gleason

Obituary of Richard John Gleason

Richard J Gleason, 64, of North Port, Florida passed away on December 11, 2021. Born May 21, 1957 in Natick, Massachusetts Rick, the son of United States Marines, Dick & Elsie Gleason. Survived by his beloved spouse of 13 years, Linda Bond Gleason, his sweet little birdie Mister Frick, stepsons Brandon & Emery, and their spouses Renee & Kayla, a brother Ron, Daughter Rachelle, an extended family of wonderful cousins, 3 grandchildren, and hundreds of loving, and adoring friends. Rick grew up in Framingham, MA & eventually relocated to Cape Cod. After high school Rick joined the Army, following in the footsteps of his parents. Rick was stationed in Colorado, Germany & other locations. Two years ago Rick & Linda moved to Florida & quickly became comfortable with their new surroundings, friends, & neighbors. Rick had a very full life with many accomplishments; Eagle scout, computer technician, service writer at a boat marina in Cape Cod. Rick was a pilot, owned a small engine plane with his best friend, was very mechanically inclined, was a motorcycle rider, & instructor, loved his Harley, rebuilt mustangs, loved boating, gardening, and carpentry. Rick was a true Patriot who served our country & loved our American Flag and what it stood for “ Land of the Free, Home of the Brave! Loved the majestic Eagles. Rick was a philanthropist, was involved in many organizations raising money for charities; “Big Nick’s Ride for the Fallen”, Black Beard, Cape Cod Cares for the Troops, advocated for law enforcement in thanking them for protecting, serving the community. Rick was the Legislator Director of Massachusetts Motorcycle Association ( non profit ) he advocated for the rights and safety of motorcyclists & met and worked with many state officials and created long lasting friendships. Currently, Rick was the webmaster for the Florida Peace River Abate (non profit) lobbying & educating the government, & general public in promoting motorcycling in a safe, positive image, endeavoring cooperation in sharing a common interest of preserving the American Tradition of Freedom. Rick was a leader, a man of great pride and a selfless human being, loved his wife Linda, & Mister Frick ( his bird), his family, friends, and loved his country. Preceded in death by a Celebration of Life to follow this coming spring/summer in Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to: Tunnels to Towers:
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