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“I briefly knew Don. He handled my Ira. Still in schock reading about this. He was such a good person. Very personable. Very sorry to learn of his...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Suzy Slattery - Lancaster, CA

“love you grandpa ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: kayla gloisten - Grandchild

“I found out today about Uncle Don's passing from a message from Uncle Art See. I have great memories of him telling his adventurous and many times...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jary See-Gilbreath - Bradenton, FL

“Loved his coffee and Tom Brady! ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: gerard gloisten - Son

“Love you all ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Don Gloisten - Astoria, OR

“I will never forget the first fishing trip we went on Love you DAD ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Don Gloisten - Astoria, OR

“I miss our calls and discussions. Right down to your last few weeks you were willing to engage in a variety of subjects and were always interested to...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Gerard Gloisten - Santa Rosa, CA


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Donald Gerard Gloisten Sr.
Our beloved father, husband, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend passed away
June 10, 2019 of natural causes at home at the age of 91.
Don was born in NY and lived in a Coldwater flat above the family deli in Brooklyn, NY. He attended
Bishop Loughlin High School, Seton Hall University, NJ.,Saint Francis College, Brooklyn, NY.
and completed degrees in Bachelor of Arts, Finance and eventually his JD.
After serving in the Army he hitch-hiked (Don had an adventurous side) to Mexico City where he
used the GI bill to study for a few years. While in Mexico he climbed a number of the Mexican
peaks including Popocatepetl.
He started his Financial career as a runner on the floor of the NYSE. After completing his law
degree at night, he became House Counsel and worked directly with Jack Dreyfus (A Financial
Giant) of the Dreyfus Fund, NY. Firms he worked with are Wedbush Noble Cooke (mow just Wedbush), Bateman
Eichler, Hill, Richards, AM Kidder and Co, Glore Forgan Staats and the NY Stock Exchange. Growing tired of working for others, Don
formed GBS Financial Corp in 1985, a full service Broker Dealer and NASD member. Don won many awards for Financial achievement including
the prestigious Stock Broker Hall of Fame in 1996. He also ran for Ventura City Counsel and was very
involved in community projects, politics and Philanthropy. Over his lifetime he met many US presidents, Senators and dignitaries
including Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, and Newt Gingrich.
Don follows to Heaven, his wife Mary, brothers Robert Gloisten and Bernard Gloisten and his step son Robert Gloisten.
Don is survived by his children, Gerard Paul Gloisten of Santa Rosa, CA (wife Susan), Regina
Mary Oflock, Florence OR (husband Gerry), Bernadette Suzanne Jefferey of Lyons, CO
(husband Robert) and Donald Gerard Gloisten Jr. of Astoria OR, eight grandchildren and three
great grandchildren.
Don and his wife Mary enjoyed travelling the world. Don had a voracious passion for knowledge.
He was a student of life and a teacher to many in his over 20 years of teaching at UCLA. He
was a published author of many articles on Finance and Investments including his monthly Gloisten
Investment letter. He was an accomplished photographer, pianist, painter, fisherman,
philanthropist, father, story-teller and Financier. One of Don's most recent passions was to help
the younger generation understand the dangers and allure of Drugs. He coined the phrase "Say
Nope to Dope, Say Cool to School" and introduced a Musical/Poetry contest to the local schools
encouraging young children to express and better understand the losses associated with drug
and alcohol addiction.
He was beloved by all and special in so many ways. He touched many people's lives.
Per Don's request no memorial will be scheduled.
In Lieu of flowers we suggest donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor
Services PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202