Charles J. Glover, 76, of Bradford, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2012) at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center after a two-year heroic battle with pancreatic cancer; during which he participated in a clinical research trial in the hopes of helping others.
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He was born on June 24, 1936, in Bradford, a son of the late Frank W. and Katherine Jordan Glover. On Aug. 15, 1959, he married Janet S. Heath in the First Presbyterian Church in Bradford; she survives.
He was a 1955 graduate of the Bradford Area High School; after graduation he began working for Dresser Industries as a mechanical engineer. He retired in 2002 after 47 years of service, with several patents in his name.
He was a former member of the Bradford Football Booster Club, the Thursday Morning Breakfast Club, the St. Francis 50+ Club and the Bradford Area High School Alumni Association. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his close friends and family. In his younger years he liked camping, hunting, bowling, golfing and traveling, especially to the sea shore. He was also an avid Buffalo Bills, Penn State and NASCAR fan.
In addition to his wife of 53 years, Janet S. Glover of Bradford, he is also survived by three sons, David C. (Jo Ann) Glover, Eric J. (Donna Miller) Glover, all of Bradford, and Greg J. (Michele) Glover of Sinking Springs; four grandchildren, Amanda Glover of Bradford, Andrew Glover of Brockway, and Madison Glover and Morgan Glover, both of Sinking Springs; two great-granddaughters, Kiera and Kashmira Glover, both of Brockway; one brother, William Glover of San Jose, Calif.; one sister, Ann Moore of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews including, Alan, Janet, David and Dana Miller and Peter Matajasik.
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Francis Glover; two nephews, Steven Miller and Billy Glover; and one niece Kathy Hoffman.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Mascho Funeral Home Inc., and again on Monday, from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home with funeral services immediately following with the Rev. W. Leroy Beckes, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to the
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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 18 to Oct. 25, 2012