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Murphy Funeral Homes
4510 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA



Of Arlington, VA died on November 21, 2014 at Virginia Hospital Center.
He was born January 28, 1935 in New York City. Dr. Glinsmann graduated from Columbia College in 1956 and went on to graduate from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons as an MD in 1960. He completed his residency at Cornell Medical School and specialized in service and training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 1960-1965. Dr. Glinsmann had a long and distinguished career beginning with his work at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health, where he served as Chief, Section on Physiological Controls from 1965-1978. He continued his career with the Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, from 1978-1991, advancing to Associate Director for Clinical Nutrition. He then worked from 1992-1994 for the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services, as an expert in nutrition. After retiring from the Public Health Service he established Glinsmann, Inc., where his expertise included evaluations of safety and health effect of foods, the development of nutritional products, and food related claims. He made a significant contribution to public health and received numerous awards and commendations. He was inducted in 2002 as a Fellow of the American Society for Nutrition, the highest honor bestowed by that Society.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy W. Glinsmann, four children and their spouses, Walter and Teresa Glinsmann, Matthew and Maria Glinsmann, Kara and Michael Rawlings, and Rozalia Glinsmann. He was a beloved grandfather to Megan and Sarah Rawlings, Emily and Jacob Glinsmann and Tiffany and Kayden Mortimer.
Arrangements will include a private memorial service for friends and family on Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Columbia, College of Physicians and Surgeons ( or The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (

Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 25, 2014
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