In Memoriam: James Michael Gleason

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center MA UCEDD/LEND

March 11, 2015

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James Michael Gleason passed away peacefully at his home with his loving wife, Deborah and beloved daughter, Anne, by his side. Born in New Britian, CT, he was the son of the late Marie (Harper) and John Gleason and was the husband of 35 years to Deborah Jean (Kukla) Gleason of Holliston. Jim attended Boston University where he received his BS and MS degrees in Physical Therapy. He was an Associate Director at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Developmental Disabilities. Jim was an integral part of the LEND Program as well as a key member of the health promotion research team at Shriver, where he participated in many projects as an expert on physical activity for people with disabilities.