Joseph Nicholas Gleba

February 13, 1941March 24, 2018

LAKEWOOD - Joseph N. Gleba, 77, passed away March 24, 2018, surrounded by his family. Born on February 13, 1941, Joseph grew up in the Elm Park section of Staten Island, NY. He graduated from St. Peter’s Boys High School and Manhattan College, in Riverdale, NY, with a B.S. in Business Administration. Joseph proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1962-64. In 1965, he married the love of his life Helene (nee Caughey) Gleba. Together,they raised sons Scott and Michael in the Bronx, NY. Later in life, Joseph and Helene relocated to New Jersey,spending summers in Toms River and winters in Deerfield Beach, FL. A wonderful husband, terrific father and kind friend, Joseph was a lifelong Wagner College fan and a devoted supporter of its athletic program. He was predeceased by Helene, and his loving parents Joseph and Jeannette (nee Kuberski) Gleba. Joseph is survived by children Scott and his wife Barbara of Midland Park, NJ, and Michael and his wife Jennifer of Brookline, MA; grandchildren Conor, Tara, Shannon, Sarah and Theodore; as well as his sister Dolores Gawarkiewicz and her husband Joseph. A visitation will be held Tuesday, March 27, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at D’Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Avenue, Lakewood, NJ. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, March 28, 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary of the Lake Roman Catholic Church, 43 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, NJ, with a burial the following day at the William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Deborah Hospital Foundation 212 Trenton Road Browns Mills, New Jersey 08015 (609)893-0100 For further information or to post a tribute online, please visit


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 27, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, March 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 28, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, March 29, 2018

Joseph Nicholas Gleba

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bruce dunn

March 27, 2018

So sorry to hear that Joe has passed. He was a fixture at Wagner athletic events for many decades, sharing lots of quality time with his football buddies, wherever the Seahawks played. He bled green just like us, yet graduated from Manhattan. I'll always remember how much fun he had at these games, even when he was probably too sick to be there with us. He was an inspiration and a man I'm proud to call my friend. To Joe's family, I send prayers, strength and peace at this difficult time. To Joe, comfort in knowing that you will never be tired or in pain again. Your friend and football buddy Bruce..