GLASS--Robert. Robert Glass, 70, a longtime member of the newsroom staff of The New York Times, died on Aug. 26 at the Villa Marie Claire Hospice in Saddle River, NJ. Bob, as he preferred to be called, worked at The Times for 40 years, joining the paper in 1966. Long a member of the paper's photography lab, Bob was also a freelance photographer for the paper as well as for New York sports teams that included the Jets, the Rangers and the Cosmos. An astute student of American history, he was a longtime member of a society of Civil War historians. He also loved to fish and friends say that his favorite place to be was on a bonefish flat in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Besides his love of history and fishing, he cherished his friends inside and outside the office; they, in turn, cherished their friendships with him. A memorial gathering for Bob will be held Friday, November 18 at 6pm at the Landmark Tavern, Eleventh Avenue and West 46th Street, Manhattan.