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Harvey Leonard Gladstein

July 16, 1941 ~ October 26, 2020 (age 79)


Harvey Leonard Gladstein passed away peacefully at the age of 79 on
October 26, 2020 at Wilton Meadows.

He was born in Bridgeport, CT to the late Paul and Sarah Gladstein on
July 16, 1941. After growing up in Fairfield at his family home on
Skytop Drive, Harvey served his country for two years in Vietnam from
1963 - 1965. He went on to spend the majority of his career working in
Westport as a manager in the transportation industry, and grew his own
family at a home on Pine Creek by Fairfield Beach.

Harvey loved fly fishing, reading, gardening, and listening to Frank
Sinatra, jazz, and local sports radio. He loved pets, especially his
german shepard Lance, black lab Claudius and cat Bootie. Restaurants
like the Dugout in Fairfield and Dunville's in Westport had a special
place in his heart. He also loved French culture, including wine,
cooking, time in Paris, and most of all cognac. Affectionately called
“Harv” by his friends, he had friendships span more than seven
decades, especially with Doug, Joel, Ellen, Bobbie, Cal, Lori, Carl,
Joan, Jay, Fred, Helen, Betty, Sharron, and Tom. His home was often
filled with music, political debate, laughter, and joy.

Harvey is survived by his two loving sons Alexander Gladstein of
Oakland, CA and Matthew Gladstein of Norwalk, CT and their wives
Alexandra and Alison, as well as his life-love and partner Carol. In
addition he leaves behind his three brothers; Stephen, Gary, and
David, two nieces Miyabi and Ciele, nephew Daniel, and his beloved
grandson Paul.

Due to COVID-19 an outdoor memorial service will be held for Harvey at
Matthew and Alison's home in Norwalk on Saturday July 17, 2021. If you’d

like to make a contribution to a memorial that the family is trying to establish

in Fairfield for Harvey, please contact alexander dot gladstein at 


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