Theresa Glander
Theresa Glander
Theresa Glander

Obituary of Theresa Leitner Glander

Theresa “Teedee” Leitner Glander, 94 Theresa Leitner Glander, a 45-year resident of Madison, New Jersey, passed away at home December 11, 2021 from natural causes. She was 94 years old. Known since childhood as “Teedee”, she was born March 8, 1927 in Littleton, New Hampshire as the second daughter of Paul and Frances (Sullivan) Holly. Teedee attended Littleton High School and graduated from the Walnut Hill School, Natick, Massachusetts, in 1944, and then from Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts in 1948 with a degree in chemistry. It was in nearby Cambridge that she met Frank N. Leitner, whom she wed in 1949. Teedee raised her four children in Short Hills and later Madison, all of whom survive her: Susan Prihoda, Deborah Leitner, Paul Leitner and Peter Leitner, as do in-laws John Prihoda, Martha Leitner and Charlene Leitner, along with seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Teedee is also survived by her younger sister, Susan Simmonds, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank, in 1975, and her second husband, Richard Glander, in 1991. Teedee was active as a volunteer with Overlook Hospital, the League of Women Voters, the New Jersey Wellesley Club, and the Brookside Belles Choral Group. She was also an avid tennis player and life-long Boston Red Sox fan, even after Ted Williams retired. Teedee was formerly a member of the Racquets Club, Canoe Brook Country Club, and the Morris County Golf Club. Until recently, she was a daily communicant at St. Vincent Martyr Roman Catholic Church in Madison. A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vincent Martyr will be scheduled at a future date, followed by internment with her husband, Frank, at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ.
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