BONDVILLE Larry Glass died suddenly on Sept. 7, 2013 at age 76. He could repair, rewire and fix anything but stupid.Most importantly, he was known as the master builder and architect of a one-of-a-kind family, using unwavering love and laughter as his tools.Born in Brooklyn, New York, Lawrence Stephen Glass was the son of Lou and May (Chitoff) Glass. He grew up in Kew Gardens and later went to Lowell Technical Institute and Philadelphia Textile Institute where he was president of every club from golf to bowling. He also served in the Army National Guard as radio technician. Larry leaves behind the love of his life--the Cooky to his Larry ,impossible to say one without the other---Julie Cooky (Raben) Glass. His death creates an irreplaceable void in the lives of his children, Gary J. Glass and wife, Karen Tamarkin Glass of Ardsley, New York and Linda Glass Fechter (Corker) and husband Michael Fechter of Cohasset Massachusetts. His grandchildren, for whom he was incredibly proud, include Evan and Jason Glass and Morgan and Jack Fechter. He was brother, sage advisor, friend and ?parent? and had the deepest unconditional love for sister Susan Glass Harris and the late Michael T. Glass. He was loving brother-in-law to Rob Robinson, Tibby (Raben) and Abby Ross of Boca Raton, Florida and the late Richard Raben. He was son-in-law to the late Harry and Anne Raben. Larry and Cooky raised their family in Dix Hills, New York. They lived there for nearly two decades until moving to Stamford, CT en route to their home of the past 20 years, Bondville, Vermont. The Larry Rube Goldberg approach to projects and life meant that he always found a way to make things work. He was a man of few words with his own signature language and way of expressing emotion, if he called you a putz, you were loved. He was most comfortable in a flannel shirt, jeans, and a smile and his grand-dogs were never far from his side. His gift of humor was only surpassed by his devotion to family and friends. In addition to family, golf, and tinkering in his workshop he also had a talent for marble sculpting. He was on the Winhall Zoning Board and was a former member of the Israel Congregation of Manchester.Larry's personal slogan was, I Show Up. His phone rang off the hook from those seeking counsel on everything from leaky faucets to lawnmowers. He truly could fix anything, as if he were human duct tape,everything that is, except the broken hearts of all those he's left behind. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Celebration of Larry's life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 at the Brewster & Shea Funeral Service, Manchester, VT followed by time with family and friends at 1 p.m., Manchester Country Club, Manchester, VT. Jeans requested. Memorial gifts in memory of Larry may be made to the Jimmy Fund or Second Chance Animal Center, c/o Brewster & Shea Funeral Services, P.O. Box 885 Manchester VT 05255. The family has entrusted services to the care of Brewster Funeral Services, Manchester, VT.
Published in The Manchester Journal from Sept. 13 to Oct. 4, 2013