John Lewis Glass
1947 - 2021
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John Lewis Glass
March 22, 1947 - March 8, 2021
Eagle, Idaho - John, or "Chip" as he was affectionately known, beloved father, grandfather, husband, and friend, died in Meridian, Idaho on March 8, 2021 at the age of 73. An Idaho native, John was born in Burley and spent his formative years in Jerome. After graduating from the University of Idaho in Moscow, John went on to become a Captain in the United States Air Force, serving as a pilot and taking part in a number of tours that took him across the world. After being stationed at Travis Air Force Base, John went on to reside in the Fairfield/Vacaville area in California for over 40 years. During his time there, he started a family having two daughters, was an entrepreneur having started a solar company, was a well-known Bank Manager, and worked at Cache Creek Resort before his retirement. John returned to live in Eagle, Idaho in 2017.
John was preceded in death by his: father, Harold Glass; mother, Sylvia Glass-Radloff; step-father, Larry Radloff; sisters, Ruthann (Glass) Anderson and Mary Glass; and his daughters' mother, Christine (Letellier) Glass. He is survived by his: wife, Vera Boyovich; daughters, Whitney Glass and Jillian (Glass) Adams; son-in-law, Andrew Adams; and his grandchildren: Rhys Vernon-Cole, Lyla Adams, and Bradley Adams. John also leaves behind many friends and extended family members who loved him dearly. All of us blessed to have had him in our lives and will cherish his memory forever.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of life will be held in John's honor with the date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider donating to his favorite charities: the National Parks Foundation, the USO, or the Humane Society.


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Published in Idaho Statesman on Apr. 18, 2021.
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June 6, 2021
I am sorry to hear about Chip. I flew with him out of Travis and did a ninety day TDY to Thailand. We wound spending a couple of days on Wake Island on the way home after a problem with our plane. I just happened to Google him today while watching a TV show mention Jerome, Idaho. Chip was a great pilot and friend, he always cared about those who flew with him.

Rick Lee
Richard Lee
Friend
April 23, 2021
Dearest Vera

I will always treasure the memories of the good times I spent with you and Chippie. The one that really stands out is my first trip to Apple Hill with the two of you. Driving around to stands, Lava Cap Winery and ending the day at Red Hawk Casino.

Chippie, I will always be sure to have hub caps on all wheels. R.I.P. now my friend, you served your Earthly Time well.

❤ Moe
Maureen Haesloop
Friend
April 17, 2021
I have been fortunate to know John since the early 80s. It started as a pretty one sided relationship, but as things went along I feel we learned a lot from one another. I am still grateful for the time teaching me to ride my bike, and immediately following helping me get glasses. The lessons definitely improved. I happen to know he cheated at old maid and other card games for years, but eventually I figured it out! He taught me all I know about plumbing, driving a manual transmission, adequately cleaning a bathroom and the joys of listening to country music way too loud and so many other things to begin to list here. He believed in me, when I didn’t in myself. Always taught his girls we were smart, pretty and didn’t have to take crap from anyone (because of you were unattractive or unintelligent you had to put up with whatever you could get). I will miss his laugh, our talks about things and nothings, his mentoring (often consisting of just put on some PJs and take a nap it’ll be fine!), and the unconditional love he showed me. Love always - the eldest unmarried
Whitney Glass
Daughter
April 17, 2021
We met Chip and Vera helping them with a real estate transaction and became friends. They were both delightful people and it was obvious that Chip loved her a lot. He was a very kind and sweet soul that was always so nice to be around. We will miss his beautiful smile and his giving ways. Sending love and light to all his family and friends.
Leigh and George Brecht
Friend
April 16, 2021
I met Chip thru Vera, his second wife, who is a dear friend of mine of 45 years now. Chip was a good man and husband to Vera.
Victoria Curtis
Friend
April 16, 2021
Vera, our deepest condolences!
Verica Minic
Verica Minic
Family
April 16, 2021
Always and forever
Vera
Family
April 16, 2021
Johnny and I were born on the same day, which was fun in grade school and, oh so special, after he moved back to Idaho and our group of Jerome friends gathered for birthday celebrations. We will all miss his jokes and brilliant smiles.
Blessings to his family.
Susan Stroud Choate
Susan Choate
Friend
April 16, 2021
Johnny became my dear friend when we were 5 years old. He looked out for me and I looked out for him. I’ve never known anyone with a bigger heart or a sweeter soul. Most of my favorite childhood memories center around the time spent with him. I loved his mom and have followed her her advice about red lipstick all my life. ( My Jerome friends & his daughters will know what it is.) What a gift it has been to have him back in my life even for the short while he spent in Idaho. He never lost his sense of humor and that wonderful smile of his. Rest In Peace Johnny — you made life better for everyone that knew you.
Kathy Sanders Martin
Friend
April 16, 2021
John was one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. He was my dear friend and a friend to everyone he met. The world was a better place because of Johnny. He is missed. My best wishes to Jillian, Whitney and his family.
Penny L Stubbs
April 16, 2021
Johnny was a beloved member of Jerome HS Class of 1965.
Phyllis Mogensen Kochert
Classmate
April 16, 2021
May loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences. (Psalms 116:15)
April 15, 2021
John was a caring, honorable man and great friend. He had a smile and kind words for everyone. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Mitch Weidenbach
Classmate
April 14, 2021
It was an honor to know and serve Chip. Always made me smile and laugh; God Bless the family during this time of loss.
Mary Black
Acquaintance
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