Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement on the passing of Dick Gleason, the president and owner of Gleason Media Services and the former Mayor of Auburn:
“I was deeply saddened by the passing of my friend, Dick Gleason.
“Dick was a champion for Auburn and gave back in countless ways to the community he was proud to call home.
“Dick worked to improve the lives of his fellow citizens and contributed to the renaissance of Lewiston-Auburn. As a successful business owner with radio stations throughout Western Maine, he was repeatedly recognized for his leadership, volunteerism, and efforts to promote job creation.
“Dick’s fierce optimism, tireless community service, and respect for diverse viewpoints will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. I offer my deepest condolences to his wife, Kathy, and their family.”