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Bradley Glass


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Bradley Glass Obituary
Bradley M. Glass, formerly from Northfield, IL passed away on August 6, 2015 at the Crestridge Memory Care Unit in Dodgeville, WI. Brad was born on January 17, 1931 in Evanston, IL. Brad married the love of this life, Barbara Becker, in 1953 and they raised three fine sons. In Illinois, Brad was a partner in the law firm that he cofounded and was the Village Attorneys for Northfield, IL in the 1970s and for Palatine, IL in the 1970-80s. Brad was very active in local politics (village, school boards, etc.) and state politics as he was a Representative and then a Senator in the Illinois Legislature for a total of eight years in the 1970s. Brad graduated from Princeton University in 1953 where he played football and wrestled all four years. He was an NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion his sophomore year at Princeton and was also an All American defensive guard on the unbeaten 1950 Princeton football team. He participated in both the 1952 and 1956 US Olympic Trials for heavyweight wrestling, and in 1956, he missed the opportunity to represent the United States in Melbourne by a single match. He was the Olympic Alternate for that spot. He was inducted into the Eastern Collegiate Wrestling Association Hall of Fame in 2001. After graduation, Brad joined the Navy and was a member of the Underwater Demolition Team (U.D.T.) now called the Navy Seals. Brad attended the University of Michigan law School, earning extra money in those years as an assistant wrestling coach for the University of Michigan. Brad and Barbara moved to Wisconsin in 1987, where he practiced law in Dodgeville and became the attorney for the City of Dodgeville. Brad and Barbara were active environmentalists, restoring and developing prairies on their land between Dodgeville and Spring Green, and participating in the Prairie Enthusiasts. Brad also enjoyed canoeing and canoe racing, camping, cross country skiing and reading. Brad finished ten American Birkenbeiner cross country ski races. Brad served terms as president of the local Habitat for Humanity and Kiwanis, and on the boards of the Wisconsin Riverway and Driftless Area Land Conservancy. Brad is survived by his wife, Barbara, sons Charles (Diane) of San Diego, CA, David of Naples, FL and George (Esther) of Naples, FL, and by six grandchildren, Kyle, Phillip, Kimberly in San Diego, CA, and El King, Princess and Queenie in Naples, FL. He is also survived by his brothers Geoffrey and Walter Jr. Brad was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Mary Glass and his sister, Mary. A memorial service for Brad will be held at Brad's home in Spring Green, WI (5640 HWY 23, Spring Green, WI 53588) on August 15th at 11:00AM followed by a reception. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be given to the Driftless Area Land Conservancy, 118 S. Iowa Street, Dodgeville, WI 53588. Gorgen Funeral Home www.gorgenfh.com
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Aug. 9 to Aug. 20, 2015
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