John William Glowacki
St. Petersburg, FL - John William Glowacki, 88, passed away on December 4, 2020 in St. Petersburg, Florida. From a two-week battle with Covid 19. Even though a failing battle took him away from this world, his loving heart left a beacon of light for all who knew him.
John was a skilled saxophonist and clarinetist and enjoyed creating his own original music and playing with his band in St. Petersburg, Florida. His love of art was exemplified by his beautiful acrylic paintings that he created for over 50 years. John's writings and musings were both thought provoking or could make anyone belly laugh. He also enjoyed time in the kitchen, creating the best key lime pie you have ever had.
John spent his career as an educator at Denby High School. He also was a lawyer at a law firm with his partner Earl, who was also his best fishing buddy. John served in the Army during the Korean War. His most important job though, was always being a good listener and giving wise advice when someone needed it most.
John is now with his late wife the beautiful and ever-loving, Joan Glowacki. He was a proud father to his four sons: his late son John who preceded him in death, Patrick, Robert (Ruth), and Andre (Terry). He adored his five grandchildren: Steve (Danielle), Shelly (Karol), Nikita (Vince), Chelsea and Crystal. He very much doated on and loved to play music with his great grandson and namesake John William. He is survived by many close family and friends.
One of John's latest musings:
A shaft of yellow crocus has pierced the dreary heart of winter
Heralding a flood of daffodils and daises
And butterflies awing
Soon winter's cloak
Will burn in fierce and fiery color
John is now like the crocus in the spring or the butterfly emerging from his cocoon. He has his wings and begins a new journey.
Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from Jan. 12 to Jan. 17, 2021.