Gladstone "Tony" G. McLeanOctober 30, 2017
Gladstone George McLean II, known to many by the name Tony, was born on Monday, March 25, 1974 to parents Nancy and Gladstone George McLean.
His faith in the Lord was established at an early age at home and by attending Liberty Christian on Squankum Road ,Lakewood New Jersey from pre-k – 2nd grade, grades 3-8 at Ambassador Christian Academy in Toms River and graduated from Monsignor Donovan High School also in Toms River, New Jersey. Tony practiced and applied that faith daily and would recharge his devotion to God at Restoration Family Worship Center under the ministry of Pastor Glenn Wilson.
Being half Cuban and half Jamaican, he grew up loving the value of hard work, sacrifice, loyalty and respect; values that he knew everyone he came in contact with should also have, but even more so; values he hoped to pass down to his children.
As a young boy, he worked alongside his grandfather Joseph Ellis Rowley and his father Gladstone George McLean and Step-father Leopoldo H. Crump. There wasn’t a tool that existed, that Tony didn’t know how to use. He loved to use his hands to fix what needed fixing; and he always made sure your belongings were working in great condition, before he worked on his; a true man of service.
A devoted family man, Tony enjoyed sharing his love of movies, bowling, and traveling but no hobby more important than music. Whether he was driving, being a passenger, riding his motorcycle, dancing with his mother during the holidays spent in Elizabeth, New Jersey or dancing with his wife Geninne in their home, Tony made sure music was a part of his life daily.
After a two year battle with brain cancer, Tony went home to be with the Lord victoriously and peacefully.
He was a true embodiment of the words, husband, father, son, brother and friend. He is survived by his beloved wife, Geninne McLean; three children, Jayden and Isabella McLean-Turner, Kenyatta Swift; his father, Gladstone McLean; his mother, Nancy and husband Leopoldo Crump; maternal grandmother, Mercedes Rowley; his brother, Joseph and wife Raina McLean; father and mother-in-law, Michael and Roseanne Ciccarella; and five loving nieces.
Viewing Monday, Nov. 6 from 5 to 8 PM at Barnegat Funeral Home, 841 W. Bay Ave., Barnegat. Viewing Tuesday 9 to 10 AM with a Funeral Service to follow at Calvary Lighthouse Church, 1133 E. County Line Rd., Lakewood. Interment in Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River. In lieu of lowers please make a donation to David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation at www.davidsdreamandbelieve.org.