1925 ~ 2014|
Salt Lake City, UT-Harry Louis Glick, age 88, died February 7, 2014 from complications of esophageal cancer. He was born April 14, 1925 in Duluth, Minnesota to George Gordon Glick and Ethel Sarah Hirsch. Harry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He married Ruth Elaine Adams on September 21, 1947; later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Harry and Ruth served faithfully as ordinance workers in the Salt Lake Temple for many years. Together they raised five children: Steven, Barbara, Lori, Kenneth and George. Ruth passed away August 27, 1983.
Harry later met Mary Susman Wilkinson, while they were both working as tour hosts, at the Visitor's Center on Temple Square. They were married on March 21, 1986 in the Jordan River Temple. Harry and Mary served a mission together, in Honolulu, Hawaii from 1989 to 1990.
Harry was trained as a bombardier, in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He graduated from Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, California, with a degree in Architectural and Industrial Design. After Graduating, Harry was accepted into the Frank Lloyd Wright Fellowship. He later worked as Chief of Construction for the Veterans Administration.
Harry served as president, and was one of the founders of B'nai Shalom; an organization that provides fellowship and genealogical research assistance to Jewish converts to the LDS faith. In 1976, Harry was called as the chairman of a special committee that wrote training manuals, used by those teaching people of Jewish ancestry. He served in numerous church callings throughout his life.
Harry was an avid sports car enthusiast, prolific writer, and inspirational speaker. He was loved by all who met him. His influence will be felt forever.
Preceded in death by his first wife Ruth, parents Gordon and Ethel, siblings Robert, Eloise and Annette. Harry is survived by his children: Barbara Mason (Timothy), Steven Glick (Lisa), Lori Turner and Kenneth Glick and George. He is also survived and adored by his wife Mary, and her children: Anne Boberg (Evan), Lisa Maynes, Lesli Wilkinson, Kristine Kokol, Steven Wilkinson (Quisha) and Melinda Wilkinson, 24 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brother Andrew J. Glick (Mary), brother-in-law Phil Adams (Mikki) and numerous nephews and nieces.
Special thanks to the many wonderful caregivers at Mt Olympus Rehabilitation Center. Thank you so much Charlee and Jordan at One Care Hospice for your tender loving care.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday February 14, 2014 at the Mount Jordan 7th Ward LDS Chapel, 235 E. 9800 S. Sandy, Utah. A viewing will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, Utah and at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services.
Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
Published in Deseret News from Feb. 9 to Feb. 12, 2014