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James M. Gleixner, 86, of 194 Euclid Ave., Brookville,Â died on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, surrounded by his lovingÂ family and friends.
He was born July 17, 1924 in St Marys, son of the late Joseph andÂ Edna (Schauer) Gleixner.Â
He was married on May 1, 1954 to Grace M.Â (Haberberger) Gleixner, who survives.
A graduate of Duquesne University and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran,Â he served in the Philippines and China during WW II, and wasÂ recalled to serve during the Korean Conflict. He retired as Assistant Vice President of Human Resources at Clarion University on March 30, 1990. He was often referred to as the "dean"Â of the personnel directors of the 14 universities in the State SystemÂ of Higher Education, and he enjoyed working at Clarion University forÂ 23 years. He received the 1990 Clarion University Distinguished ServiceÂ Award.Â He was responsible for directing and securing millions ofÂ dollars in job training money for Clarion University during his tenure. In addition to guiding the personnel division at Clarion UniversityÂ and influencing his field throughout the state, he was alsoÂ responsible for the dramatic growth of the Clarion University FederalÂ Credit Union.Â He served as president for 21 years. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Brookville.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters: ToniÂ (Al) Kelso and Judy (Larry) Gromley; three grandchildren: CoreyÂ Kelso, Melissa Kelso, and Sierra Gromley; and one great-grandson, allÂ of whom reside in Brookville.
A Mass of Christian Burial for James M. Gleixner will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church in Brookville on Friday, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. William M. Laska officiating.Â Interment will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery inÂ St. Marys.
Friends will be received on Thursday, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the McKinney FuneralÂ Home in Brookville.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's ResearchÂ Hospital or Immaculate Conception Church in Brookville.