Rene A. Gleespen

  • Born: April 25, 1958
  • Died: July 19, 2020
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232

plm-sa@porterloring.com
Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family


René A. Gleespen, age 62, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. Though born in Allentown, PA on April 25, 1958, she spent her childhood and much of her adult life in Bel Air, Maryland before also residing in North Carolina and Texas. René was a devoted wife, mother, and daughter. She attended The University of Maryland, graduating in 1980 with a degree in nursing, with which she practiced as an RN for 35 years. Married on May 25, 1985, she and her husband shared 35 loving years together and thoroughly enjoyed raising their two daughters, both to whom she was incredibly close.

René was a loving and kind soul to both humans and animals alike. She adored the many pets she adopted and cared for throughout her life and was constantly helping animals in need. She and her husband enjoyed traveling together in recent years, with the beach being her favorite place to visit. Aside from traveling, she enjoyed working in her garden, where she spent most of her days. René was always very involved in her children's lives, constantly spending time helping and volunteering at their schools and with their extracurricular activities throughout the years. She became close with many of her children's teachers, even forming strong friendships with some. Many of her children's friends considered René somewhat of a mother to them, as she always welcomed anyone with open arms. Her vibrant and outgoing personality rarely did not light up a room, and she was greatly loved by many.

She was preceded in death by both her mother and father, Joyce M. Kuhla and Joseph P. Kuhla. René is survived by her husband, Michael Gleespen and daughters, Jenna Gleespen and Megan Gleespen.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the San Antonio Food Bank, the ASPCA, or The Humane Society, all of which she enjoyed supporting.

MEMORIAL SERVICE
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
3:00 P.M.
Porter Loring Mortuary North Chapel

We ask friends who wish they could have been present to view the recording of the service via this link:

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/mf-userfiles/MFAccount_2097/gleespen_final_2020-08-04.mp4