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Green, OH 44319
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Richard Paul Glasgo

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Richard Paul Glasgo Obituary
Richard Paul Glasgo Richard Paul Glasgo, 48, lost his brave battle with cancer on October 18, 2011. Rick was born on May 23, 1963 in Akron to the late Betty and Paul Glasgo. Rick attended Voris Elementary School and was a two year member of the school safety patrol, where he reached the rank of Captain for his entire 6th grade year. While at Voris, he played football for two years for the Firestone Park Pee Wee Rams. He next attended Roswell Kent Jr. High, where he was a member of the wrestling team. He completed his education at Garfield High School, graduating with the Class of 1981. Rick was a hard worker all his life. His first job was at age 14 at his Dad's Sohio station in Firestone Park. He later worked for his brother Tom at the Brown and Waterloo Sohio during high school. In 1983 he started work at Gauer Rental, where he would remain for the rest of his life. He took on a second job in 1992 at night working for Hank Richards' Garage for 10 years. He followed that up with a night job at the Green Goodyear store for nine years. No one could question Rick's work ethic, for he worked many 14 hour days. Rick Glasgo was an original. His mother Betty always said that Rick was the cutest and orneriest kid of her four children. More than anything else though, a cool guy. A little bit of a showoff in his nice cars, but just the coolest guy you'd ever met. He could be reckless and wild, but he was also capable of being very caring, loving and responsible too. Rick loved and lost many times in his life. He married three times: to Gina, Karen and Christine. Happy days were also spent with Judy, Lori and Mary. With the arrival of his first son Paul, Rick saw the need for God in his children's lives. He joined the Arlington Church of the Nazarene and became much closer to God. Rick's favorite hobby was his love of cars. He was a car guy all his life, just like his Dad and brothers. Rick was a meticulous detailer and mechanic. He always had some of the nicest Pontiacs in Akron. From his first car, a 1972 Grand Prix, to the last 72 G.P., he owned many beautiful G.T.O.'s TransAms, G.P.'s and big Pontiacs. Diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in July 2010, Rick fought an incredible battle. He never complained, but just kept fighting in order to be there for his three sons that he loved so dearly. He showed an incredible will to live throughout the terrible ordeal. Hopefully his three boys never forget what a fighter their dad was, because he wanted so badly to beat his cancer so he could see them grow up. The Glasgo family wishes to express their gratitude to the Gauer Rental family for their incredible support of their longtime employee. Also, many thanks to Dr. Abramovich and all the dedicated nurses on the cancer floor at Akron City Hospital for their care and compassion in trying to save Rick. Rick was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Betty and Paul. He is survived by his three sons, Paul, Troy and Luke; sister, Linda Bruce; brothers, Tom (Judi) and Jeff (Karen) Glasgo; nieces, Lisa (Donal) O'Rourke and Fran (Tony) Massoli; nephews, John (Bonnie) Glasgo, Paul (Jeanette) Glasgo and Don (Keri) Smith. He is also survived by his best friend of 35 years, Ben (Kathy) Plazo and many other great friends and relatives. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 21, 2011 at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd., Akron, OH 44319 (SR 619), with Pastor Darrell Frazier officiating. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Nashville Cemetery, Nashville Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Rick's name to the Arlington Church of the Nazarene, 1057 Triplett Blvd., Akron, Ohio 44306. To leave a special message for the family, visit our website at www.schermesserfh.com. (SCHERMESSER GREEN, 330-899-9107)

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Oct. 19, 2011
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