August 30, 2000
Industry veteranGeorge E. Gleasonpassed away on July 30. He was 86 years old. Mr. Gleason started working for the Lennox Furnace Co., Syracuse, NY, as a foundry worker. During his 45 years with Lennox Industries, he was in charge of quality control, ran the division’s service department, was a teacher in the Planned Service program, a salesman in western New York, and retired as a sales manager in Ireland. He is survived by his wife, four sons, daughter, nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.