KENDALL PARK - DYLAN I. GLEASON tragically passed away on January 2, 2021, in West Windsor. He was 21.
Born in Brockton, MA, he lived in Easton, MA prior to moving to Kendall Park with his family 19 years ago.
Dylan was a senior at Muhlenberg College where he was an honor student, Presidential Scholar, and theater major. He was a brother in the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, a member of The Great American Songbook Project choral ensemble, and other performance ensembles and choir groups.
Dylan is survived by his parents, Ken and Abigail Gleason (née Hott); brother, Seth; sister, Anna; and grandparents Harry and Ann Gleason and Abbe Lindsey.
Calling hours will be at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME on Saturday, January 9 between 1:00 and 4:00 PM. A private service will be streamed at 4:30 PM. The service can be viewed at this link: Service for Dylan Gleason
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Memorial contributions may be made to Delta Tau Delta's national charity: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, JDRF, 200 Vesey Street, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10281, www.jdrf.org; The Actors Fund, 729 Seventh Avenue, 10th floor, New York, NY 10019, www.actorsfund.org; or Trenton Cats Rescue, 1977 N Olden Ave #327, Trenton, NJ 08618, www.facebook.com/trentoncats/.
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Ken and family,
While I did not know Dylan personally, I know deeply the bond between a parent and son, and between brothers and sisters. Working with you, Ken, over the past few years has been a privilege and your devotion and love toward your family was apparent at every turn. There is no greater love. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
When Dylan was a student in my class, I would play "Name That Tune" a few times just for fun. Dylan would routinely look at me and say, "I have no idea what that song is, but could you play some showtunes?" I always felt I should oblige. And he could name them instantly. From Showboat to Rent to Guys and Dolls. He was an incredible classmate and would always work with a student who didn't have a partner. When I took my daughter to visit Muhlenberg for a college interview, while wandering the lobby of admissions I saw Dylan's name prominently displayed on the wall as a President's Scholar. When Rachel finished her interview, I made a point to lead her to that wall so that I could proudly say, "That's my kid." I was so immensely proud of and happy for him. He was gift for all of us and I will carry his memory with me.
Dylan was an amazing performer. We enjoyed watching him perform both in musicals and during voice recitals. Thinking of the Gleason family during this very difficult time. we are sending our love and prayers your way.
The Blaustein Family
i'll never forget you, "Gaston"! ❤
We are so terribly saddened by the loss of your son and brother, Dylan. Thinking of you, his extended family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.
Dylan, we were only roommates for a short time at ADA, but you made such an impact on me and others. Rest In Peace my friend.
There are no words that can help to ease the pain of the loss of a child. Please know our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you during this tragic and very difficult time. With our love, Carolyn & Jim
My sincere condolences to the family. To Dylan’s Mom, I am so very sorry you too have to know this pain. My heart is with you💙 Sam’s Mom
Our sincerest condolences on the loss of Dylan. We are thinking of your family. We hope the support of family and friends will bring you comfort, and may his memory be a blessing.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I had the great pleasure of getting to teach Dylan last semester at Muhlenberg. He was so incredibly insightful, full of heart and wanted very much to become the change he wanted to see in the world. He was beloved by his classmates and the community at Muhlenberg and I will miss his beautiful energy and heartwarming smile so much.
I remember the first time I saw Dylan on stage, my niece was a newbie. He stole the show that night, and every time I saw him perform. Dylan’s quick wit and personality, proved time and again he was destined to be a star,⭐️ He will sorely missed! God bless you and your entire family during this painful time.
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I am a Muhlenberg mom and my daughter Natalie knew Dylan. My heart breaks for you and your family
My deepest condolences on the tragic loss of your beloved Dylan. I will always remember him from his Brunswick Acres days as a sweet and kind little boy with his curly blonde hair, a beautiful smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes. He always brought a smile to our faces when he visited the Nurse's Office. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family during this very difficult time.
Jeanne O'Laughlin (Mrs. O)
I am so sorry for your loss. Dylan was a wonderful person and he will be dearly missed. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Dylan was a brilliant, talented, witty, kind and caring middle schooler that I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to teach. I will never forget the times he’d come back from lunch or another class and share about a student he noticed being teased or just looking sad. He wanted the unseen to be noticed. He wanted them to be cared for and was an upstander. From what I’ve read, Dylan did not change; his immense heart will be forever missed. My deepest condolences to the entire Gleason family and to all who called Dylan a friend. May he rest in peace.
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
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