Donald M. Gleason 1931-2018

Donald M. Gleason, MD, urologist and 50-year member of the Pima County Medical Society died March 2, 2018. He was 87.

Born August 16, 1931 in New York City, Gleason received his undergraduate degree from Harvard and moved on to medical school at Columbia University, graduating in 1956. He did a residency at St Luke’s Hospital in New York before joining the U.S. Air Force.  He went on to do his residencies in surgery at Stanford Lane Hospital in San Francisco and in urology at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York.

After moving to Tucson in 1963, Gleason practiced urology for more than 30 years. Joining PCMS in 1965, he was an active member for 40 years and became an associate member after his retirement in 2004. He served as a delegate to the Arizona Medical Association from 1973-1976. He also took on the task of researching food irradiation for the PCMS Public Health Committee in 1998. His research led to a resolution adopted by PCMS and sent to the ArMA House of Delegates. He was a contributor to Sombrero Magazine and was a guest speaker at conferences around the world.

Gleason was survived by wife of 53 years Peggy, four children and nine grandchildren. A service will be held April 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Community Church, located at Pantano Road and Kenyon. Donations may be made to the Christ Community Church Youth Scholarship/Missions Fund, 530 S. Pantano Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85710.