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David T. Ferguson Funeral Home

20 North Street, Washingtonville, NY

OBITUARY

Gerald S. Glickman

May 4, 1950July 19, 2019
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Gerald “Gerry” Glickman

How He Died:

Suddenly, unexpectedly, and in his sleep at home on July 19, 2019

How He Lived:

Gerry was born on May 4, 1950. He was the oldest child of Rachel Bressler Glickman and Charles Glickman (pre-deceased), and grew up with his sisters Debbie and Robin in Massapequa and Wantagh, Long Island, NY. As a kid, he was a star athlete who kept the bullies in check. He double-majored in Sociology and Psychology at Queens College, where he met Sheila DeSalvo. They were study partners who continued to date for 5 years, before marrying and having their children, Gena and Brian. Gerry and Sheila were blessed to enjoy 43 years of a beautiful marriage.

Soon after beginning their family in Queens, Gerry and Sheila moved upstate to Blooming Grove, NY. They spent 36 years living there until just recently, when they sold their house and moved down to Frederick, MD in order to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Gerry spent a number of years working in retail management before beginning his career with the United States Postal Service. He spent 37 years with the post office, including his final 10 as the Postmaster of various post offices throughout Orange and Dutchess counties. He retired in 2017 as the Postmaster of the Glenham office.

While his children were growing up, Gerry coached basketball with the CYO program in Washingtonville, NY, where he emphasized sportsmanship over winning. He was a devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Washingtonville, where he served for many years as a seventh grade catechist, President of Nocturnal Adoration, Eucharistic Minister, and Lector.

Gerry is survived by Sheila Glickman, his wife of 43 years; his daughter, Gena, her husband, Aaron Steckelberg, and their two children, Cora (8 yo) and Graham (4 yo); his son, Brian, his wife, Meredith, and their two children, Maxwell (6 yo) and Sawyer (4 yo); two sisters, Debbie Goldman, and her husband Ricky, and Robin Peck, and her husband Bobby; 17 nieces and nephews; and countless long-time friends.

It seems so unfair that he should have only 69 years here on earth, when he was such a good person. He was a man who demonstrated immense love, compassion, selflessness, gratitude, gentleness—everything we only need more of in this world. If you knew him, you loved him. And if you loved him, please honor him by doing your part to replace that which has been lost. If we were all to be even just a little kinder, a little more thoughtful, a little more pure of heart, we could pool those qualities, and we still wouldn’t be able to replicate his beautiful soul; however, it is certain that Gerry would humbly appreciate it.

Visitation will be held at David T. Ferguson’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 23rd from 7-9pm, and Wednesday, July 24th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Washingtonville on Thursday, July 25th at 11am. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Covenant House New York (https://ny.covenanthouse.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/)

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 23, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, July 25, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, July 25, 2019

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Kathleen McNally

July 24, 2019

Peter and Kathy McNally

July 24, 2019

We have lost a Holy Man on Earth Gerry Glickman.
He is now with Jesus.

We were blessed to know him. May God bless Shiela and the family. May the love of family and friends surround you all and give you strength in the days ahead.
Love and Deepest Sympathy,
Peter and Kathy

Dee Dee Lamancusa

July 22, 2019

So sorry to hear about your loss 😢🙏🏻. I am blessed to have known and worked in many offices throughout USPS with Gerry. He was a very humble and genuinely awesome man. He was too nice sometimes where some people didn’t appreciate him or return the kindness. I was able to ask him about anything and he would walk me trough it stress-free. I’m Glad I was able to work in the Glenham PO with him shortly before he retired. He was counting the days and Looking forward to enjoy spending his free time with his family. Prayers go out to his Family and friends.

Deborah Goldman

July 22, 2019

My brother Gerry was one of the kindest and most caring men I have ever known. He loved his family and was a hard working provider. I surround Sheila, Gena, Aaron, Cora, Graham, Brian, Meredith, Max, Sawyer, and Robin with the pure love that we all are and Gerry is now bathing in.
Beloved Gerry, remember the light that you are and always have been. Safe journey home. Be at peace. I will look after your family.I
Love Deb

Rose Beams

July 22, 2019

I was saddened to hear about Gerry’s passing. He was my boss in Monroe and always thought he was a good guy. Rest In Peace.

Suzanne Paz

July 21, 2019

I worked with Gerry for a few years at the PO, he was a great guy, compassionate, sweet, and funny. When I learned of his passing this evening I was deeply saddened but as I was telling my husband some of the stories about Gerry I couldn’t stop laughing. So many great memories. He was truly one of the good guys and will most definitely be missed by many. RIP my friend, until we meet again!

Val Wojnicki

July 21, 2019

Gerry and Sheila have been long time friends in Christ. We have shared many good times over the years; as good friends do. I can see your smile, hear your laugh and remember the many talks we had after daily mass. I will miss you but I know we will meet again. With prayers and love.

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