ROBERT V. GLECKNER
During the early hours of Sunday, March 18th, 2018, Robert V. Gleckner of Canton went home with Jesus after a courageous battle with a debilitating illness. He was 81 years of age. Born September 1st, 1936 in Canton he was the son of Elwyn and Irene (Burlingame) Gleckner. Bob was a graduate of Canton Area High School as well as Penn State University where he earned his master’s degree in horticulture. He served our country with the U.S. Army as part of the 15th Evac Hospital unit. After returning to civilian life he pursued a career in landscaping and as a florist. He married the former Ida Groover and together they raised two sons and a daughter. For many years Bob and Ida operated Ida’s Flower Shop in Canton, but Bob also kept busy at other occupations. He worked as a sales representative for the former Gleckner Harness Company in Canton, taught driver education at Canton High School and taught horticulture at Penn College in Williamsport. Bob enjoyed attending sports events, especially those involving Canton High School and Penn State. He was a congenial man with a warm, friendly smile who enjoyed the company of his children, grandchildren and friends. Bob was also a man with an unshakable faith and trust in the Lord, and Sunday morning the Lord received him unto Himself.
Bob is survived by his sons, Gary (& Tammy) Gleckner of Canton and Lyle (& Shelly) Gleckner of Roaring Branch, daughter Wendy Gleckner (& Bill Chamberlain) of Canton, brother Ronald Gleckner (& Claire Honeywell) of Troy, grandchildren Tessa, Madison, Brooks, Brennan, Mak, Josiah, Lauren, Laney, Lexie and Lakelyn, great-grandson Jahki, loving caretaker Judy Sandor and special canine friend, Kali. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elwyn and Irene Gleckner and his beloved wife, Ida.
Military honors will be accorded at the Ogdensburg Cemetery at 9 AM Saturday, March 24th.
Calling hours will follow at 10 AM until 12 noon at North Street Community Church, 177 North Street, Canton. A celebration of Bob’s life will follow at noon with Pastor Darren Peachey officiating. Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be directed to the North Street Community Church Missionary Scholarship Fund, 177 North Street, Canton, Pa., 17724