Elmer Q. Gleim
Elmer Q. Gleim, 100, died January 26, 2017 at Cross Keys Brethren Home. He was the husband of Ruth (Rishel) Gleim, of York. The couple was married nearly 75 years.
Born January 10, 1917, in Mechanicsburg, he was the eldest child of the late Quentin Albert and Mary E. A. (Doner) Gleim's thirteen children.
Elmer was educated at Elizabethtown College, the University of Pittsburgh, and Crozer Theological Seminary. Mr. Gleim was a public school teacher, last at William Penn Senior High School, retiring in 1980 after more than 30 years. He was a Church of the Brethren minister, serving in the ministry more than 73 years, and was active in the Southern District of PA as District Historian, served as an interim minister and moderator at many churches, member of the Camp Eder Board of Directors, Elizabethtown College Trustee, lecturer for Brethren Home Literary Roundtable (25 years) and writer. During the last 35 years he worked tirelessly penning at least 17 books, and various articles for Church history, York Heritage Trust articles, as well as doing genealogical research. He maintained a personal study and library of more than 3000 books. Some of his writings and books are used to teach history at the Brethren seminary.
He was a member and past minister at Madison Avenue Church of the Brethren.
Mr. Gleim was a life-long learner who read widely from philosophers and historians. He was an amazing man, an inspiration to all; a very warm, generous, intelligent, simple, and spiritual man. He was a friend to all and will be greatly missed.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Gleim is survived by a son, Robert D. Gleim, (Theresa) of New Hope; and daughters, Dianne Bowders, (John) York, and Robin Stahl (Joseph) Kennett Square. There are six grandchildren.
In memory of his life, he would want people to show kindness, and to help someone in need.
Funeral Services are private and at the convenience of the family.
Published in York Daily Record on Jan. 29, 2017.