Born September 1st, 1936 in Canton he was the son of Elwyn and Irene (Burlingame) Gleckner.
Bob was a graduate of Canton Area High School as well as Penn State University where he earned his master’s degree in horticulture. He served our country with the U.S. Army as part of the 15th Evac Hospital unit.
After returning to civilian life he pursued a career in landscaping and as a florist.
He married the former Ida Groover and together they raised two sons and a daughter.
For many years Bob and Ida operated Ida’s Flower Shop in Canton, but Bob also kept busy at other occupations. He worked as a sales representative for the former Gleckner Harness Company in Canton, taught driver education at Canton High School and taught horticulture at Penn College in Williamsport.
Bob enjoyed attending sports events, especially those involving Canton High School and Penn State.
He was a congenial man with a warm, friendly smile who enjoyed the company of his children, grandchildren and friends.