George W. Glessing

December 21, 1937 - October 12, 2018
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Monday 10/15, 7:00 pm
Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
855 Carman Rd.
Massapequa Park, New York 11762
516-541-3270 | Map
Tuesday 10/16, 10:45 am
St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Ave
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 249-8700 | Map
Tuesday 10/16

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Nick Brower left a message on October 25, 2018:
Uncle George, I was always amazed with your sense of humor and ability to make the family laugh. If was a gift how you were able to brighten everyone’s day. I’m so lucky to have one of your paintings it’s something I’ll cherish forever. You’ll be missed. I know your in a better place, and will be remembered for the wonderful person you were.
Annie Ceccarini left a message on October 24, 2018:
I don’t have a lot of childhood memories but some of my most vivid involved you, Uncle George. I remember when you got into that very bad car accident and would joke that you looked like the elephant man. You told the silliest jokes and made me laugh so I wouldn’t be scared. You made me brave. I remember the never ending supply of gauze and ace bandages you gave to my parents. The supplies were stored under the sink in our downstairs bathroom. I’d take the supplies, bandage up my dolls, imagine that I was a nurse, and play hospital for days. My siblings thought it was creepy. I thought it was the coolest. Thanks for giving me the tools to be creative. I’m sorry I never told you how much you influenced my life. I look forward to seeing you in the next life to tell you in person — and for a painting lesson! Thanks for everything, Uncle George. XOXO
Ron Glessing left a message on October 23, 2018:
The last time I saw you, you mouthed to me, “thanks for everything!” I was extraordinarily humbled because, in truth, I’m thankful to you for everything!!!! I couldn’t have been more blessed to have you as my Dad. Your impact on my life is beyond measure. You set the bar high for me as a man, Father, Husband, Provider, and Christian! There was never a day in my life when I didn’t know your pride, joy and love for me! Thank you Dad for everything!!!
Nicholas Ceccarini left a message on October 19, 2018:
Uncle George, I can hear you amazing voice saying "Nicholas" as i walk into the room. Not a single time did I hear that and a smile not come to my face. As i read some of the other messages I know you see the same theme in all. You were the funniest and the most amazing story teller. Every holiday i could always count on you making me laugh. The 12 days of Christmas will never be the same and I am in tears thinking of "5 golden rings". I know you are no longer suffering and ring now your breathing great!!!! You will be missed but i will see you again one day and i know you will have a cold beer waiting for me!! I love you so much. I promise to watch out for my God mother!!!!
Dawn Ceccarini left a message on October 19, 2018:
Dearest Uncle George,You will be missed more than words can say. I’ve always enjoyed your conversation and warm heart. I can’t remember a time that we were together and you didn’t have a funny story to tell. You have been there through so many milestones in our lives. I will miss you with all of my heart and cherish all of the memories I have forever. Hugs an kisses to you in Heaven!!
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Denise Reilly left a message on October 18, 2018:
Dear Uncle George, I smile as I type your name and will always continue to smile when I think of you. Your sense of humor was remarkable. You weren't the loudest person in our big family but you might have been the funniest and you definitely left us all with great stories and happy memories. I believe the sign of an amazing life is the ability to make people smile as they think of you and you had that unforgettable impact to everyone you met. While I think of you every time I load my dishwasher and remember how you took pride in "fitting everything", my favorite memories will be of watching both you and Aunt Jeannie together. When you would saying something and she followed with "George" and then we would always end up laughing. May you breathe easy and rest comfortably knowing you changed so many peoples lives for the better. xoxo I love you, Love Denise
Beverly Ceccarini left a message on October 17, 2018:
Uncle George, I will always remember sitting around the dining table on holidays and family gatherings eagerly listening to your stories and jokes. You could make a joke out of anything and keep everyone laughing! I will miss your fabulous sense of humor and your loving nature! You were an inspiration in the many ways you touched us all! Until I see you again! Love you!
Betty Ceccarini left a message on October 17, 2018:
Dear GeorgeI never considered you to be my brother (in law). And I am sorry I was the little sister with all the advice. I wanted so badly for you to be healthy and well. And many times you said yes to quiet me. I was so excited when Jeanie brought you home. She found the most intellectual person in our entire family. Thanks for helping me with my homework. That is not all you did for me. You shared your being with Tony and I and our whole family.And so importantly, you were such an amazing example of Jesus in your suffering and dying. And you did it with such dignity and never saying why me. Instead you helped us with your sense of humor. You are such a hero! Enjoy your Heavenly reward until we meet again. Love, Betty
Tony C left a message on October 17, 2018:
George Glessing myI'll miss you the most. I'll always remember all the vacations we went on together, all the fun and laughs. Sitting in the back yard talking and having a beer. Sitting in the car telling jokes while the girls were shopping. Trying to get that fig tree to make more figs. Just sitting together watching tv and not saying a word or watching history channel about ww1 or ww2 and not shutting up. The good and bad times in the casinos. All this and much much more I'll miss, but for now rest in Gods arms and keep an eye on me. Rest In Peace
Anthony Ceccarini left a message on October 17, 2018:
Uncle George I was so lucky to share the exact sense of humor with you. Your jokes and comments so many times led to belly laughs and happy tears. It was impossible to be in your company without smiling and laughing. I will cheerish those memories as you were such a big part in my families life, Breath Easy and Rest in Peace.
Mary Moccia left a message on October 16, 2018:
Uncle George, my heart hurts but I’m comforted knowing your wise words and humor will live on in our family forever and that you can now breathe easily. I will always think of you and smile. You know my favorite seat during the holidays was always next to you. I treasure the time we spent together and memories we shared. They are too many to mention. I love you, “Unca” Until we meet again. Xoxo
Doug Simpson left a message on October 16, 2018:
Dear Dad, you are truly a blessing in all of our lives. I know Jesus is welcoming you just as you did me when I first came to your home. I will never for get your smile and laugh. I can still hear it now. You were always a father to me, not a father in law. I will miss you. Keep laughing and singing. I love you.
Margaret Brower left a message on October 16, 2018:
Dear Uncle George, Although I am not ready to say goodbye to you, I am feeling comfort that you are at peace and feeling amazing with Jesus. That is what I keep telling myself. You are my favorite uncle, and I am your biggest fan. There was no joke I didn’t laugh at and no story of yours I didn’t long to hear. You always made me feel important and you put so much effort into my life, from dancing school recitals, to so many trips to Poughkeepsie, to treating my daughters and husband as special as you’ve always treated me. I love you so much. I can see you taking huge deep breaths of the freshest air while painting a sight I can’t even imagine so beautiful. I picture you now holding court in Heaven, making everyone there as happy as you made us here. With all my love, Margaret
Christopher Simpson left a message on October 16, 2018:
Rest in peace Grandpa! You are the best grandpa ever and will be missed every day. We love you and know you are in a better place.
Jean Glessing left a message on October 16, 2018:
Dearest George,You are the love of my life. Even in our darkest days, you were the shining light that helped me see Jesus. When I met you 59 years ago, my life was changed forever. It will be so difficult to go on without you, but I know that you will always be with me. Until we meet again, I will love you forever and ever!!!Your Loving Wife,Jeanie
Jean Simpson left a message on October 16, 2018:
Dad,You were always the light of my life, and I will carry your memory with me forever. You will be missed every day of my life. You have always been my hero and will remain so for eternity. God has truly blessed me with the best Dad in the World. May you rest in peace in God's house! Heaven has another angel!!! I love you so much!!! Love your daughter, Jeannie XOXO
Grace G left a message on October 16, 2018:
"Return to Me," declared the LORD to Uncle George and Uncle George heeded God's call and the Lord was with him and received him home. When the enemy was afflicting me and tried to snatch me, Jesus worked through Uncle George and Aunt Jeannie to form a shield around me and their abundant prayers, love and kindness never ceased. And through His dwelling in them, He dwelled in me, never letting me go and blessing me with His mercy, grace and restoration. The refuge Jesus blessed me with through the faith and love of my Aunt and Uncle showed God to me as my rock and high tower of refuge. I love and miss Uncle George, but I know, as we all do, that he is home resting in God's care. Though all our lives will one day pass away, our love and work in God's purpose, will not. A single life can have permanent and profound impact with the power of God. Uncle George's life (and Aunt Jeannie's) have impacted mine and countless others as their faith-filled hearts and fervent prayers pack a mighty wallop. We invoke the Holy Trinity as we pray for Uncle George, that He is with Thee and reveling in the riches of your love and glory. Amen.Praise the Lord!Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights! 2 Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host! 3 Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars! 4 Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!
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