Edward G. Gless, husband of Alice, went home to meet his maker on Friday, April 29, 2022 with his devoted wife by his side. He was born on December 31, 1927 in Bronx, New York and moved to Garfield, NJ at the age of 4. He was an army veteran who served with the 82nd Airborne Unit as a paratrooper during the US Army Occupation in Germany. After his military career, Edward was employed by the U.S. Postal Service where he started as a mail carrier in Garfield, NJ, then rose to the rank of inspector, eventually retiring as Superintendent of the Coney Island branch of the Post Office in 1972.
Edward was an ordained deacon at the Convent Baptist Church, Fairview Crossroads for a number of years before transferring to Red Bank Baptist Church, and finally South Lexington Baptist Church, where he enjoyed the fellowship of the church. He was an active participant in the literacy program at these churches, as well as a member of the Baptist Prison Ministry.
A devoted Yankees fan, Ed never missed a game on TV. When not watching his Yankees, he enjoyed traveling the U.S. with his wife Alice, camping, and fishing. After settling in Fairview Crossroads, he developed a love for gardening and enjoyed bringing Alice tomatoes and fresh vegetables to be stored away for the winter.
He is survived by his loving wife, Alice and three children, Odette (Kerry) Woods, Brian (Cheryl) Gless, and Yvette (Gary) Alou; four step children, Jeanmarie & Richard Sessa, Betteann Kottmyer, Alice Suarez, and William Quinn. Edward was grandfather to 12 and great grandfather to 13. He is predeceased by step daughter, Carla Gardepe and great grandson, Billy Quinn.
In lieu of flowers, Alice requests that any donations be made to the Connie Maxwell Children's Baptist Home in Greenwood, SC.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 9, 2022 from 6 pm - 8 pm at Barr Price Funeral Home, 609 Northwood Road, Lexington, SC. Funeral services will be held at 11 am, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at South Lexington Baptist Church, followed by a 2 pm Military Interment at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.
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