Lewis James "Buster" Gleason, a 60 year resident of Hawthorne, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Born in Turton, SD, he was the 7th of 12 children of William and Elise Gleason. Buster was 87 when he died. Buster had served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He worked 37 years at Garrett AirResearch . Buster enjoyed traveling and visiting his grandkids. He also enjoyed woodworking, golfing, bowling, fishing, camping, and shooting the breeze with his buddies. Buster was an avid Los Angeles sports fan with the Dodgers being his favorite team. Buster is survived by wife of 60 years, June Gleason of Hawthorne, CA; son, David Gleason of Lawndale, CA ; daughter, Ann Grover of Oklahoma City, OK; son, Daniel Gleason of Westminster, CA; son, Larry Gleason of Oakboro, NC; daughter, Trudy Gleason of Manhattan Beach, CA; and 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held at White and Day Mortuary in Manhattan Beach on Thursday May 24 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm. The Vigil will be held at St. Catherine's Laboure Church at 7:15pm that evening. The Mass will be celebrated at the same church on Friday, May 25 at 10:00 am.

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  1. Trudie, my prayers are with you and your entire family at this time of sorrow. I hope that you may share your favorite times with each other to help ease the pain. LeeAnn Dickmeyer

  2. I’m so sorry that I didn’t get out to Ca. before Uncle Busters passing.He was truly wonder uncle and Godfather to me. Will miss him dearly…

  3. Trudy, I am so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My prayer for your mom, you, your sister and brothers is that God’s loving grace will comfort you and strengthen your faith, knowing Mr. Gleason is in His loving arms, watching over you all! All my love, Tanya Simen-Greenwade

  4. Aunt June & Family, It truely is a sad day when we lose someone that we love. We all know that Uncle Buster is with Our Lord and he is the one that is blessed! Know that there are many prayers of comfort for you all. Love, Joann & Chet & dad Jean

  5. I am so sorry to hear about Buster’s passing! My heart goes out to all his family, he was a wonderful, kind man. Cherish all the family memories that you have of him. Thoughts and Prayers to you all as you get through this time!!

  6. I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. The loss of someone close is difficult to bear but may it comfort you to know that others care. I have found great encouragement when reading the beautiful words penned in the Bible at Isaiah 25:8 ” He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces.” May this promise also comfort you in this difficult time.

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