Monroe Gladd, Lee Gladd and Richard Gladd, c. 1945
Courtesy of Adirondack Experience
Born: March 23, 1908

Died: September 3, 1984

Married: Edna Charland

Children:  June Bedore, Linda Eisenberg, Cynthia Walsh

 Dick Gladd was an automobile dealer in the Saranac Lake area for 57 years.  He worked part of that time for Gladd Brothers, but he also ran his own agency in Tupper Lake in the 1970s.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, September 5, 1984

Richard E. Gladd

SARANAC LAKE - Richard E. Gladd, 76, of 20 Church St., died Monday, Sept. 3, at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany.

He was born March 23, 1908, in Bloomingdale, the son of Joseph and Minnie (Gerdo) Gladd.

Mr. Gladd had been a lifelong resident of this area and was an automobile dealer in the Saranac Lake area for the past 57 years.

He was a member and past president of the Tupper Lake Rotary Club and was a life member of Elks Lodge 1508 in Saranac Lake. Mr. Gladd was an avid fisherman, especially enjoying his once-a-year fishing trips to Canada. He was active in the boy scouts. He and his brothers started a defense plant in Saranac Lake in 1942 during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, the former Edna Charland of Saranac Lake; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (June) Bedore of Saranac Lake, Mrs. Stanley (Linda) Eisenberg of Loudonville and Mrs. John (Cynthia) Walsh of Carlisle, Mass.; a brother, Lee Gladd of Saranac Lake; a sister, Mrs. Emma Zeno of Vergennes, Vt.; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held at the Fortune Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and include a Bible vigil at 7:15 p.m.

A mass of Christian burial will be held tomorrow at 11:15 a.m. at St. Bernard's Church. Cremation will follow.

Burial will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Carmelite Sisters in care of the funeral home.