Stanton Funeral Service
786 Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 924-3838
More Obituaries for FRED GLIMP
Looking for an obituary for a different person with this name?


1926 - 2017
GLIMP, Fred Lee February 15, 1926 – June 5, 2017 Fred completed his life's journey on June 5, leaving a grieving yet grateful family, his wife of 65 years, Eleanor (Buster) Foley, and four children and ten grandchildren; Emily Glimp and daughter Kiki Kavouras; Ted Glimp (Beth) and son Trent; Rebecca Brewster (Toby) and sons William, Eli, Peter and Seth; Sarah Hume (Michael) and daughters Adrienne and Emily, and sons Michael and Charlie.Fred was born on February 15, 1926 in Boise, Idaho to Emily Turner and Fred Glimp. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces, and served in Germany during World War II. Following this, he entered Harvard College under the G.I. Bill, and graduated with the "Great Middle Class" of 1950. He studied at Cambridge University as a Fulbright Scholar, and received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University.He served as Dean of Admissions at Harvard College, as well as Dean of Harvard College. He left for ten years to serve as Director of the Permanent Charity Fund, now known as The Boston Foundation. He returned to Harvard University as Vice President of Alumni Affairs and Development, a post he held until his retirement in 1996. His interment will be private, and a celebration of his life will be held at a future date to be determined. Fred's family wishes to express our heartfelt gratitude for the loving caretakers at Youville House and Youville Place, Sherrill House and Belmont Manor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Foley/Glimp Financial Aid Fund, c/o Harvard College, PO Box 419209, Boston, Massachusetts 02241-9209.

View the online memorial for Fred Lee GLIMP
Published in The Boston Globe from June 9 to June 11, 2017
Read More
Give others a chance to express condolences. Not right now.
Inform family & friends of FRED's passing.
Planning Guide
Free funeral planning guide compliments of Stanton Funeral Service