Brayton R.J. Gleason, 37, of Manlius, passed away suddenly at home on May 15, 2022 of natural causes. He was born in Walton, NY on 12-21-1984. He graduated from Walton High School in 2003 and received his BS in Political Science from SUNY Oneonta. Brayton was a member of the debate team and Future Business Leaders of America in high school. He had a great knowledge and interest of world history and civilizations, with a special interest in world wars. Brayton always enjoyed lively discussions with friends and family.
Brayton worked at Vern Wildensteins Landscaping and Greenhouses in Walton for a few years, which gave him a great appreciation for plants and landscaping. He also mowed the lawn at Walton Cemetery.
He worked for a short time as a caseworker at Delaware County Child Services in Delhi until he went to work for Oneonta Job Corps. Brayton spent several years there as a residential dorm advisor, a counselor, and as a driving instructor helping students get their licenses.
Currently, Brayton was employed by the Securitas’ Security Services USA and was working security for Knowles in Cazenovia, NY and the Syracuse Airport. He would also fill in many other places around Syracuse when he was needed.
Brayton was a talented landscaper who enjoyed working outdoors with his hands. He loved football, music and videos, and riding his zero turn, cranking up his music and mowing for hours. He had a great appreciation for nature and all kinds of animals, especially his dog, Dyson.
He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his parents, Tom and Cindy Gleason of Manlius; sister, Sarah (Matt) Kazmierski of Chittenango; brother, Aaron Gleason of Manlius, all formerly of Walton; and nieces, Alaina and Katie Kazmierski of Chittenango. He will be truly missed by his uncles and aunts, Mike and Debbie Gleason of Erieville, Dan and Valerie Hitt of Oneonta, and Lynn Gleason of Manlius. Brayton also had many cousins.
Brayton was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Robert and June Gleason; maternal grandmother, Marian Budine; Jim and Lorraine Budine; and his uncle, Gary Gleason.
Services will be private.
Anyone wishing to do so may make a donation to Clear Path for Veterans, 1223 Salt Springs Road, Chittenango, NY 13037 or any animal shelter of your choice.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting: www.courtneyfh.com
A Memorial Tree was planted for Brayton
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Courtney Funeral Home