James E. Gleason, 89, of Vernon Hills, a World War II Army Veteran, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, May 27, 2018. A funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 121 East Maple, in Libertyville. A visitations was at the church from 9:15 a.m. until the start of mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sloan Kettering (giving.mskcc.org.) McMurrough Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. A memorial guestbook may be found at www.libertyvillefuneralhome.com.

James E. Gleason, 89, of Vernon Hills, a World War II Army Veteran, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, May 27, 2018. A funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 121 East Maple, in Libertyville. A visitations was at the church from 9:15 a.m. until the start of mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sloan Kettering (giving.mskcc.org.) McMurrough Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. A memorial guestbook may be found at www.libertyvillefuneralhome.com.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Lorraine; his children, James Jr. (Teresa), John (Sue), Mary McKee (Tom), Marty and Ann Ball (the late Jeff). He is the proud grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of four.

Jim spent 20 years of his career at Barber-Greene, in Aurora, and then founded his own business, Process Technology Co., a construction equipment manufacturing company. Jim and Lorraine spent their winters in Sarasota, Fla., with many friends they made in the Weybridge community. They have called Vernon Hills home for more than 30 years, and Jim will be missed by his wonderful neighbors.