Janet L Gleckner (LeGall), 86, formerly of Morristown and Ridgefield Park, passed away peacefully after a long battle with dementia surrounded by her loving family on September 17th 2019. Beloved wife of the late Dr. James F. Gleckner. Devoted mother of Dr. Jill S. Brueckner, Dr. Mark J. Gleckner and his wife Missy, Randi G. Puentes and her husband Jorge. Cherished grandmother of Greg and Melissa Brueckner, Sophie and Sara Gleckner, Spencer and Casey Puentes.
Janet was born in Ridgefield Park, NJ and was called “Bubbles”, which later became “Bubby”, to those who grew up with her and loved her. The name is based on a 4th of July parade she was in as a young child. She sat in her stroller, surrounded by bubbles, smiling and giggling [❤] ️.
Janet and her late husband Jim met in kindergarten, were high school sweethearts, and notably voted cutest couple. Janet and Jim married and she earned her executive secretarial degree from Katherine Gibbs to support the young couple while Jim was in dental school.
When it was time for Jim to open his practice they moved to Florham Park, then settled in their Convent Station home. Here they raised their young family and remained throughout their twilight years.
Janet will always be remembered for her exceptionally kind spirit, caring ways, beautiful soul, and loving heart. The multitude of parties she hosted, filled with good friends, family, and chef worthy food were better than any Norman Rockwell imagining. She never missed a concert or musical when her children were in it. She willingly opened her home to those who needed her, including family, friends or elderly distant relatives, setting an example for all who were lucky enough to know her.
Janet and Jim shared many precious memories at the “Country House” and “Beach House” with their loved ones. Endless pots of food, trips to the boardwalk, sunrises and sunsets on the deck and many more memories will be cherished amongst their family and friends.
Those who were lucky enough to know her were forever touched by her beautiful smile, laughter, and endless kind heart. Her children and grandchildren will remember most of all her gift of tenderness and love.
Janet rested peacefully surrounded by her loved ones waiting for her and still here. She will be greatly miss and her beautiful life will live on in the hearts of her friends and family.
Funeral Services were held privately. Donations may be made in Janet's honor to the Dementia research foundation. Please follow link below
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Dementia Society of America
P.O Box 600, Doylestown, P.A., 18901,