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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.

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August 9, 2017
Fred was a complete gentleman welcoming everyone with a twinkle in his eyes.It was a privilege knowing him and Buster at Charles Square.Rest in Peace Fred.A big hug to you Buster. Carol Post-Pfaelzer,Newton,Ma.
carol post
August 4, 2017
He was a mentor whose excellence and friendship and mentoring and modesty continue shaping my 85 year old life every, day and I only learned today about his passing, and hope to learn how to get hold of Buster. A great, great Harvard and educational legacy, out of WW 2 , the GI Bill and Bill Bender and and Boise, Idaho. l
Henry (Peter) Briggs
June 19, 2017
Words like kind, patient, leader, sympathetic, gentleman, and so many more, come to mind. What a great man - always fair and a pleasure to work for. Easily one of my fondest memories of working for Harvard. He always seemed genuinely happy to see you and took the time to greet all as if you were his best friend.

Diane Jellis
(Now) Brunswick, Maine
June 18, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss of one of the finest of men to ever grace the planet. He was such a wonderful brother to my mother, Shirley. Blessed to call him "Uncle Freddy", I thank the Lord for every moment I enjoyed with him. May God bless you with strength and peace in this difficult time.
Jonathan Bagley
June 18, 2017
My deepest condolences to your family. May god provide strength and comfort as you endure the days ahead.( 2 Corthinians 1:3,4).
June 12, 2017
God is a refuge for us when we are suffering. Now we can see his comfort at psalms 59:1-4
June 12, 2017
The character of Fred Glimp was never more in evidence than in the spring of 1965 when he engaged my father in a brief, but for me, enormously significant conversation. The details are unimportant; what burned itself into my heart was Dean Glimp's heartfelt respect and concern for the circumstances of another. My deepest sympathies to his wife and family. Humanity lost a great man when Fred Glimp finished his journey here.
Mike Anains
June 10, 2017
To Buster, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to and your family, in this time. You were a good friend of mine, when at Harvard. PatsyP
Patsy Harvey
June 8, 2017
It was a distinct pleasure to know Fred. A shining star in Harvard's firmament for many years, and a true and warm friend to those who knew him at all levels of life. My sincere condolences to you Buster, and the rest of your family/
Warren M. "Renny" Little
June 7, 2017
I worked at Harvard after Fred retired but when he was still a regular presence in the office. For me, he represented so much that is good about fund development work; a genuine passion for the cause and a driving desire to be of service. My sympathies to his family.
Heather Powers
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