A Mass of Christian burial for Dr. Joseph Raymond Gladue, who served as a nursing home medical director, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. William of York Roman Catholic Church, Edmondson Avenue and Cooks Lane.
Dr. Gladue, who was 68 and lived on Brookwood Road, died Sunday at St. Agnes Hospital after a short illness.
He retired about two years ago after 10 years as assistant medical director at the Deaton Hospital and Medical Center. Before that he had been medical director of the Jenkins Memorial Home for about 15 years.
Earlier, Dr. Gladue had been a staff doctor for the Veterans Adminstration and maintained a private practice in internal medicine in Baltimore.
He founded and served as president of the American Association of Nursing Home Physicians.
He also had served as a consultant to the Social Security Administration and held other governmental posts, as well as serving on the ethics and long-term care committees of the Baltimore City Medical Society and the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, the state medical society.
He was a former president of the Parish Council and a former lector at St. William of York Church, where he and his wife were current co-chairmen of the Peace and Justice Committee.
They earlier served jointly as vice president of the Archdiocesan Family Life Bureau, helping to establish Christian Family Movement groups, speaking at meetings of couples about to be married and serving on the Archdiocesan Sex Education Committee.
Dr. Gladue was a retired colonel in the Maryland National Guard, and he was interested in sports, winning several medals in Senior Olympics races and playing in local, national and international table tennis tournaments.
A native of Woonsocket, R.I., he attended the University of Rhode Island and the University of New Hampshire. He served in the Army during World War II before completing his education at the University of Rochester medical school in 1948.
He served his internship and residency at what is now the Francis Scott Key Medical Center.
Dr. Gladue is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Whittington; two daughters, Patricia Knott of Pasadena and Rosemary Gladue of Baltimore; two sons, Raymond M. and Joseph Gladue, both of Catonsville; a brother, Wilford H. Gladue Augusta, Ga.; and three grandchildren.