Robert D. “Bob” Glaser of Long Neck passed away peacefully at home Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. He hoped to be remembered as a nice guy.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Bob lived with adventure and embraced much diversity. In his 85 years, he dropped out of school in eighth grade and joined the Merchant Marines, followed by tours in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy SEEBEES. He served an electrician apprenticeship in Portsmouth, Va., and later in IBEW Local 592, Vineland, N.J., retiring after 27 years. At age 70, he proudly graduated from Delaware Technical Community College with an associate degree in alcohol and drug counseling, pursuing his passion for helping others with addiction.
He practiced his skill at the Recovery Center of Delaware in Delaware City, Net Counseling Center in Wilmington, and Delaware Drinking Driving Program in Wilmington. Bob lived an extraordinary life filled with great experiences and many travels. His love of the game of golf lead him to memberships at the Three Little Bakers, Newark; Jonathan’s Landing, Magnolia, and Old Landing, Rehoboth Beach; and he enjoyed playing many other local and vacation courses over the years. In addition he was an avid reader.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sandra D. Glaser; and children: R. Steven Glaser (Brigitte) of Midland Mich., John Glaser of Newport, Tenn., Timothy Glaser of Las Vegas, Nev., Bobbilynn DuBois (Ken) of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Aleen N. Glaser of Richmond, Va. He will be fondly remembered by Sandra’s children: Dawn Hall (Chuck) of Millsboro, Lori Lane (Randy), Newark and Jill Robbins, Millsboro. Bob was “grandpa” to 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and loved that title. He lived a life as a devoted husband, loving father and endearing grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be forever missed.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4, at the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.woundedwarriorproject.org in memory of Robert D. Glaser, or can be mailed to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; or to any charity of choice.