JOHN F. GLITZNER

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JOHN FELIX GLITZNER (Age 76)  

On Monday, August 13, 2012 in Martinsburg, WV with the love of his life beside him, he passed away peacefully after a short illness from complications due to Miller Fisher Syndrome and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Jack was born October 20, 1935 in New York City to the late Felix and Grace V. Gillick Glitzner. A brother, Joseph M. Glitzner and a step-son, Christopher T. Rollison also predeceased him. He was educated in Catholic Schools and a graduate of the NY Maritime College. Jack served two years as a Third Class Engineer in the Merchant Marines before moving to Washington, DC to accept a job with the Department of the Navy. While working with the Navy Department he served as Project Manager for the first SWATH ship built, known as the Kalamino and later served as Project Engineer and Financial Officer while building the only stealth ship for the Navy known as the Sea Shadow. Following retirement he worked part time for a several companies in the Washington Area and started a small business, Crafty Critters, with his brother. Jack held Redskins season tickets for 50 years, he loved fishing, boating, traveling and had a great passion for history. He was a politically conservative man of great faith as well as a man of great moral campus. He will be greatly missed.
Mr. Glitzner is survived by his beloved wife, Stella Ahalt Rollison Glitzner; five children from a previous marriage, nine grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Gloria Green Glitzner and three nieces.
Graveside services were held on Thursday, August 16, 2012 in Union Cemetery, Lovettsville, VA
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart, American Cancer or the , St. Jude's Hospital or any charity that helps prevent child abuse or child hunger.
On line condolences may be sent at www.LoudounFuneralChapel.com  


Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 17, 2012
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