James M. Gleixner, 86, of 194 Euclid Ave., Brookville, died on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
He was born July 17, 1924 in St Marys, son of the late Joseph and Edna (Schauer) Gleixner.
He was married on May 1, 1954 to Grace M. (Haberberger) Gleixner, who survives.
A graduate of Duquesne University and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he served in the Philippines and China during WW II, and was 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" of the personnel directors of the 14 universities in the State System of Higher Education, and he enjoyed working at Clarion University for 23 years. He received the 1990 Clarion University Distinguished Service Award. He was responsible for directing and securing millions of dollars in job training money for Clarion University during his tenure. In addition to guiding the personnel division at Clarion University and influencing his field throughout the state, he was also responsible for the dramatic growth of the Clarion University Federal Credit Union. 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: Toni (Al) Kelso and Judy (Larry) Gromley; three grandchildren: Corey Kelso, Melissa Kelso, and Sierra Gromley; and one great-grandson, all 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. Interment will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in St. Marys.
Friends will be received on Thursday, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the McKinney Funeral Home in Brookville.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Immaculate Conception Church in Brookville.