Gladys L. Palmatier


Gladys L. Palmatier, 73, passed away at home on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021.

Gladys was born on May 1, 1948 at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late Leonard W. and Lucille A. (Weisinger) Grossmann. On May 22, 1971 she married David C. Palmatier at the Trout Creek Community Church. David predeceased her in 2013. After school she worked at EJ’s in Endicott and Bard-Parker in Hancock. As her family grew larger, she sought employment closer to home that included Eureka Tent on Prospect Avenue for several years. Gladys retired as a secretary from the Walton Central School District on Stockton Avenue in 2012. She enjoyed sewing and creating curtains for herself and family members. A devoted mother and grandmother, she had a knack for Photoshopping her children and grandchildren for hours on her computer in her home ‘office.’

Survivors include her children Brian Palmatier (Roberta), Haley Gransbury (Cory) and Tina Palmatier (Martin); grandchildren Tyler Palmatier, Jordynn Palmatier, Payton Palmatier, Jacqlyn Gransbury, Taylor Gransbury and Dylan VanPelt; brothers Leonard Grossmann (Nancy), Charles Grossmann (Kathy), Richard Grossmann and sisters Virginia Cole (Ray), Estelle Barnhart and Ann Carroll; brother-in-laws Ed Palmatier and Jim Gordon (Linda); sister-in-law Charlotte Jones, Shirley Sherman (Chet), Carol Vandermark, Barb Rogers and Joyce Stanton, and several nieces and nephews. 

Gladys was predeceased by her son Rob Palmatier; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Clifford Palmatier (Susan); brother Raymond Grossmann; brother-in-laws, Tom Barnhart, Larry Palmatier, Darrell Carroll and a sister-in-law, Janice Grossmann. 

A celebration of life for Gladys will be held in the spring, on a day and time to be announced.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of hope and comfort for Gladys’ family, visit