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David John

November 7, 1933 – October 18, 2018

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Obituary for David John Gleneck

The Honorable David J. Gleneck, 84, of Nashua, NH, passed away on October 18th, 2018. He was born in Nashua, NH on November 7th, 1933 at Saint Joseph’s Hospital to John Gleneck and Adeline (Trudel) Gleneck. He married Margaret Belanger on July 27th, 1957. Here is a detailed look at David’s wonderful life.
In the year of the local flood *1936 (or there about) he saw the area where he lived get flooded and saw his father in a boat helping people. He returned to the St, Joseph Hospital when he was 9 years he went to the hospital again for a foot that fester his ankle and at a later date for an operation on his gall bladder. At the time he was just 5 feet tall. He grew about 5 or 6 inches while recovering from the ankle infection. He later went to the hospital again on December 10th, 2016 for a blood clot on the brain. In this instance he was paralyzed on his right side. He recover partially and was able to train himself to walk and move his right arm. He spent more than a month at the hospital before being transferred to Courville rehabilitant facility. He spent 2 months at the rehabilitant center learning to walk and move his arm again.
Throughout his career, David traveled often and was an engineer, an entrepreneur, a salesman, a consultant, a building designer, and a contractor.
He entered the service in 1953. Getting “IN” the service at that time was difficult. He tried to join in NH and in Mass to no avail. Just as he was making up his mind that he would become a soldier his uncle Hercule call him up and told him to come down to NY and he would get him in the Navy. He went down to NY took the enrollment test. Unfortunately he did too well on the test and they told him that he qualified in the A category. So he went back his uncle’s house. He told Hercule (his uncle) what had happened and that they didn’t have another A category going for 3 mo. Hercule told him he would go in with him to talk to the person. David did not known that his uncle was in charge of the parks in New York and was a retired Admiral in the Navy. Furthermore his uncle was in charge of all the Navy reserves in New York State. When he went in the next day with his Uncle his Uncle told the recruiter “my nephew wants to join the Navy”. The recruiter then stated “yes Sir we have a bus leaving at 11 o’clock and one at 2 PM, which one would he like to go on”. David left the next day. The recruiter personally took Dave around the area/ While making the tour with the recruiter Dave saw a Navy poster with his uncle the first one of 5 listed.
David made the rank of 1st class before leaving the service.
From there he left the service and went to work for Raytheon. He got the job at Raytheon because he was in the service and knew what a Phatistron circuit was. It was specialized circuit for radar systems. He was the last person being interviewed when he was asked to draw a Phatistron circuit to which he answered “ What frequency do you want it to operate at” He started to draw the circuit and Murray told him that he didn’t need that as long as you know what it is. This was on a Thursday so he started working Raytheon the next morning. It turned out that they had a problem with a piece of equipment that used RF and it wasn’t operating properly. It took him 4 days to fix the problem. It only took him 4 days because they didn’t have any schematics of the equipment.
He worked for Raytheon while he was going to Lowell Tech (now University of Mass). After about 5 years Raytheon’s business slowed down and they laying him off. That wasn’t bad as he got a recommendation from another Raytheon employee who had been laid off about a month earlier. So he then went to work at MIT as an engineer testing Inertial guidance systems. On changing jobs he was paid 17% more than he was making at Raytheon. There he designed a groundbreaking medical instrument which was very well received and patented. MIT had a company called Beckman build it, as MIT couldn’t build instruments they had to get someone else build the instruments.
Then he went to work for Beckman selling that instrument and systems. Being as he was in a new field he took a course at Sales Training of America. It was a one year course. He didn’t like the way the company was operating so he left and went to work as a salesmen. In the new company he worked as a salesmen but he sold systems and had Company Named Invac build them for him. Invac had several instruments that they sold such as paper tape punches, printers, and keyboards. He obtained several large orders and they got so much business that the company ultimately sold out.
He then went to work for S&S Electronics helping the company grow. That worked ok for a while. Then he built a system for that company. The system he built was a Graphic Labeling System for the Industrial using the current technology. After he had an accident at the S&S facility and they fired him. So he left and started his own business, He built a new Graphic Labeling System which used the new IBM computer. He built one computer for a company the made computer furniture. When he delivered it the person who order it gave demonstrations for his trade group, as a result David started the getting multiple orders for his system. Soon he reached the limit of his financial capability, as a result he allowed himself to be bought out.
David proudly served his community as a NH State Representative for Ward 4 for many years. During this time of his life, he created DHG Associates with two of his sons, purchasing older properties in excellent locations which he then redesigned and renovated. With his creative designs, he brought life back to many distressed buildings. He then started to buy old run down property and make it productive again. To start with he bought a 10 unit apartment and a 3 unit one with excellent location. Then he started to renovate them apartment by apartment. When he finished he looked for more properties and he bought another apartment with 2 unit apartment with a lot of land with it. He renovated that property and rented it also. Then he bought a piece of property which was next to his 10 apartment property, making it more productive an adding parking.
David was a loving son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. As a child, Dave enjoyed spending quality time with his dad driving throughout the state in his father’s bread truck. His father was also a well-known professional Canadian boxer known as Johnney Goodrich. David loved cooking for his family, feeding the ducks in the river behind his home, and vacationing with his wife.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Margaret Gleneck, their children James Gleneck and his wife Amy, Diane Hayden, Daniel Gleneck and his wife Rena, and Jayson Gleneck and his wife Laura; his grandchildren Sara Shipley and her husband Keith, Allyson Hayden, Samuel Gleneck, and Robert Hayden; and his great-grandchildren Hannah Shipley, Madilyn Shipley, and Benjamin Gleneck.
A viewing will be held at Davis Funeral Home on 1 Lock Street, Nashua NH on Sunday, October 21st, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm. A casual reception at David’s home to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to The American Diabetes Association (

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First Visitation

When Sunday, October 21st, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Davis Funeral Home
1 Lock St.
Nashua, NH 03064
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Service Information

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
NH State Veteran's Cemetery
110 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, NH 03303

Interment Information

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
Nh State Veteran's Cemetery
110 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscaween, NH 03303

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Reception Extra Info
A casual reception at David’s home will follow visitation