Born: March 6, 1923
Died: August 19, 1982
Married: Noreene Commerford
Children: Robert, Richard, Raymond
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, May 31, 1944 (reprinted in Howard Riley's column in the Enterprise, May 28, 2016)
Wounded in the arms and legs by shrapnel from enemy fire, Pvt. Robert Gladd of Saranac Lake is recuperating at an Army hospital somewhere in Italy.
In a letter to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gladd of Fairview Avenue, which they received Monday, Pvt. Gladd said he could write himself and that he is rapidly recovering from his wounds. He entered the Army in October, 1943 and received his training at Fort McClellan, Ala. He was sent overseas about three months ago and has been in the fighting on the Italian front for the past six weeks.
His brother, Francis Gladd is somewhere in Italy with the Army Air Force. He enlisted four years ago and has been overseas for two years.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, August 23, 1982
SARANAC LAKE - Robert "Tiff" Gladd, 59, died Thursday, Aug. 19, at Smith town on Long Island.
He was born March 6, 1923, in Saranac Lake, the son of Lee and Mirelda (Lamar) Gladd.
He was a former resident of Saranac Lake, a graduate of local schools, a World War II veteran serving in the United States Army, and he had operated Bob's Tavern in Saranac Lake before moving to Long Island.
He was the head of the property division of the Suffolk County Police Department until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife, the former Noreene Commerford of Smith town; his parents of Lake Clear; three sons, Robert of California, and Richard and Raymond of Smithtown; three brothers, Francis, Richard and Ronald, all of Saranac Lake; five sisters, Mrs, Peggy Kentile, Mrs. Jean Duso, Mrs. Shirley Harvey and Marion Gladd, all of Saranac Lake and Mrs. Doris Farrell of Tupper Lake.
Calling hours were held yesterday at the Hawkins Funeral Home in Smithtown.
The funeral service was today at 10 a.m., at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection, followed by cremation at the Washington Memorial Park in Coran.
Local arrangements were with the Keough and Son Funeral Home.