Katherine Z. Gleason, 90, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Charlotte Harbor Health Care.
She was born May 24, 1922, in Springfield, Mass., to Christos and Mary Zografos.
Katherine graduated from Commerce High School in 1940. She worked as a secretary for Westinghouse Electric Co. during World War II. After the war, she became a secretary for the General Secretary of the Springfield YMCA. It was there that she met her husband, R. Stuart Gleason, while he was playing basketball. After several years, they married in 1950, in Syracuse, N.Y. While in Syracuse, Katherine worked as a secretary for the Director of the Art Department at Syracuse University. Katherine and Stuart spent the next few years in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y. Katherine and her husband, Stuart, moved to Port Charlotte in 1972, from Scarsdale, N.Y., where she worked on several county beauty pageants with Jeff Parker, and at the Regal Cinema Theater for several years. In her retirement, Katherine loved music, dancing and singing. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Port Charlotte.
Survived by her loving husband of 62 years, R. Stuart Gleason of Port Charlotte; son, Chris Gleason of Port Charlotte; daughter, Mary Van Sciver of Sarasota, Fla.; brother, Dene Zografos of Syracuse; sister, Nancy Anagnos of Port Charlotte; two grandchildren, Andre Mottl and Mathew Mottl of Englewood, Fla.; and great-granddaughter, Jordana Mottl of Englewood.
Visitation will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Port Charlotte. The Rev. Fr. Ioannis Krokos will officiate. Entombment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Port Charlotte. Friends may visit Katherine’s online guestbook at www.robersonfh.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences to her family.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel.