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William J. Gloekler

William J. Gloekler, 84, of Beaver Dam Road, North Easton, husband of the late J. Elease  (Dulberger) Gloekler, died Thursday, May 12, 2016 in the Wingate of Haverhill Nursing Center following his long illness.

Born in Weehauken, NJ April 9, 1932 he was the son of the late William and Elfreida (Wolfl) Gloekler. He was raised in Ridgewood, NJ and graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1950. He enlisted in the US Army during the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge he attended Farleigh Dickinson and Rutgers University, earning a BS degree in Accounting & MBA magna cum laude. He worked for Bendix Corp. and Thiokol until 1968 when he accepted a Consultant position with Ernst & Ernst in Boston, and moved his family to Carlisle. He continued on with his education earning a Masters in taxation from Bentley College. In 1970 he accepted the Controller position at Reed & Barton Silversmiths in Taunton, and moved his family to North Easton, where he resided until shortly before his death. In 1982 he opened Taunton Discount Liquors Inc. on Broadway in Taunton, and in 1985 opened County Liquors on County St. in Taunton, and worked there until he retired in 2008. He served on the finance committee & twelve years on the School Committee (eight years as Chairman) for the Easton Public School System. He belonged to the Planning Executives Institute. He served over thirty years as a Trustee for the Bristol County Savings Bank, Taunton, was Treasurer for the Plymouth Bay Girl Scout Council for more than ten years, and attended St. Mark's Episcopal Church in North Easton, where he served as Treasurer and Senior Warden. He enjoyed cars, gardening, woodworking, and traveling. The Gloeklers were married November 30, 1958 at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, NY.

He is survived by a daughter, Lynda E. Angstadt and her husband Keith of Bradford; three sons William D. Gloekler and his wife Stacy of McDonough, Georgia, Kurt J. Gloekler of North Easton, and Michael C. Gloekler of North Easton; twelve grandchildren; and a sister, Emilie (Gloekler) Power of Springfield.

His funeral service with Military Honors will be held 2:30 pm graveside, Tuesday, July 5, in The National Cemetery, Bourne. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements by the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.

 

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