Bernard Gladstone


King of the DIY HOW-TO writ­ers — Gladstone was a pro­lif­ic writer, photog­ra­ph­er and idea­man for Pop­u­lar Sci­ence and lat­er was the home-work­shop colum­nist for The New York Times for over 30 years. [more]

Was also a boater and a WWII vet­er­an who had enlist­ed in the Army in 1942, final­ly dis­charged after sus­tain­ing injuries in the war.

Retired to Bradenton Flori­da. Died Jan 29, 2009 in Uni­ver­si­ty Park Flori­da. At the time of his death, he was sur­vived by daugh­ter Robin, his sec­ond wife San­dra Zal­bowitz, four stepchil­dren. He was also a grandfather.A funer­al ser­vice was held on Mon­day Feb 2 2009 at 11 a.m. at Toale Broth­ers Funer­al Home. [tone.html”>NYTimes obit] [tone&pid=141779577”>Paid notice from Ruth] [Guest­book (behind pay­wall)]




Wrote for Pop­u­lar Sci­ence as a teen and soon worked up to editor — com­mut­ed to Man­hat­tan from his Long Island home — lived there in late 40s with his wife and chil­dren and had one of the first bam­boo-laden post­war base­ment tiki bars, with Ken­tile floor­ing (includ­ing shuf­fle­board court) plus oth­er side for laun­dry, cloth­ing stor­age clos­et (paint­ed with cedar paint to deter moths and with an indi­cator light on out­side to show if light was left on), and a photograph­ic dark­room.

Also wrote for Mechanix Illus­trat­ed.

Lat­er went on to be a pop­u­lar and syn­di­cat­ed colum­nist for The New York Times and retired in 1991, but con­tin­ued to work free­lance from home and file stories for sev­er­al years until retir­ing to Flori­da.

Gladstone was the author (or editor) of many DIY books such as [amazonify]0671256041::text::::The Com­plete Home Guide to Fur­ni­ture Fin­ish­ing and Refin­ish­ing[/amazonify] and [amazonify]0380799340::text::::The New Boat­keep­er: Motor­boat­ing & Sail­ing’s Author­i­ta­tive Guide to Main­te­nance, Repair and Improve­ment[/amazonify].

Articles etc

Wrote hun­dreds and hun­dreds of short arti­cles on home handy­man projects as well as col­lec­tions of hints and tips. Many of his Pop­u­lar Sci­ence arti­cles were col­lect­ed and repack­aged into paper­back books for the handy­man and do-it-your­selfer.

For further reference

[amazonify]0380799340[/amazonify] [amazonify]0688076459[/amazonify] [amazonify]0671556703[/amazonify] [amazonify]0671256041[/amazonify]
[amazonify]0812903137[/amazonify] [amazonify]0671256017[/amazonify] [amazonify]0346121736[/amazonify] [amazonify]0812905997[/amazonify]

First published on June 10th, 2010 at 11:10 am (EST) and last modified on June 10th, 2010 at 11:14 am (EST).

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