The Brookfield Volunteer fire Department, Candlewood Company is mourning the passing of Life Member, William Gleissner. He joined the Company in 1965. The 86-year old died Wednesday. During his time in the fire department, he also taught CPR to firefighters as well as to students at Huckleberry Hill Elementary School.
He was a Sergeant in the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He was also a member of the Danbury Mad Hatters Barbershop Chorus, the St. Joseph Men’s Club, a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society, and played cards at the Brookfield Senior Center.
The family will receive friends at the Cornell Memorial Home on White Street in Danbury on Sunday between 1pm-4pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10:30am at St. Joseph Church, Brookfield. Interment in St. Peter Mausoleum will follow with full military honors. family is asking that memorial contributions be made to Regional Hospice and Palliative Care of Danbury, or to Brookfield Volunteer Fire Dept, Candlewood Company.