In Memory: Stephen Gladysz OD '57

Stephen Gladysz OD '57 died Sept. 30, 2018, at age 90, in his home in Amherst, N.Y. 

He enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War and attained the rank of second lieutenant. After his military service, he earned his doctorate of optometry at Pacific and returned to his hometown, Buffalo, N.Y., to open a practice.

He was past president of the Western New York Society of Optometrists and the Riverside Lions Club, and was a long-time member of the Grant-Amherst Business Association and the Niagara Frontier Post 1041, American Legion. He was honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow by the Lions Club International Foundation, and received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Norma. He is survived by his children, Stephen, Paul, Robert, Daniel, and Lynn Davies; and nine grandchildren.

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018