Arthur J. Glatfelter Jr.
1924 - 2013
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YORK Arthur J. Glatfelter, Jr., 88, died Thursday February 14, 2013, at Country Meadows, Leader Heights. He was the husband of Susan (Wagman) Beecher Glatfelter, and husband of Lee (Rudisill) Glatfelter, who died in 1996. A private memorial mass will be held at St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in Mt. Rose Cemetery with full military rites presented by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. A celebration of life event will be announced at a later date. The John W. Keffer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., 902 Mt. Rose Ave., York, is assisting the family. Mr. Glatfelter was born December 12, 1924, in Loganville, a son of the late Arthur and Margaret (Carson) Glatfelter. He was the founder of Glatfelter Insurance Group and a well-known leader in the insurance industry. He served in Guam in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in York and a leader in the nonprofit community, serving on numerous boards of community organizations. He was well recognized for his philanthropy. Arthur is survived by his wife; two daughters, Bonnie Flaharty and Vicki Glatfelter of York; three grandchildren, Brady L. Flaharty of Philadelphia, Melinda Brown of Hanover, and Ryan D. Senft of Denver, Colo.; three great-grandchildren; and four stepchildren. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Marian Galloway, Joann Kerchner, and Dorothy Foster; and brothers, Lew and William. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a nonprofit organization of the donor's choice.

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Published in York Daily Record on Feb. 17, 2013.
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March 12, 2013
We are truly saddened to hear of your loss.
Don and Deb Heffner
March 3, 2013
Art will always be a part of the Briel family. He and my Dad, Frank, were very close and would always be communicating and finding time to be together. My Mom and Dad, the entire Briel family, mourn the loss of a great family friend and a great pillar and philanthropist of the York community. God bless Art. Guessing my Dad was there to welcome him in heaven.

His family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jeffrey Briel
February 19, 2013
Mr. Glatfelter was a wonderful gentleman of great vision and insight. His generosity was unparalleled. It was a privilege to have known him.
Jane Simone
February 17, 2013
How difficult to find the words to convey ones feelings. A tremendous loss to many, not just in York County and PA, but all who knew him across this great country. As a Glatfelter family member it was a shock to lose two great men of the family this week. Art was a true & dear friend, respected by everyone. He came to our farm when I was about 12 years old, and sold me my 1st life insurance policy. When I left York for college, Art invited me to call whenever I got back in town. I did many times and he never failed to have breakfast or lunch with me. Lavita always made sure he got my message. Condolences and blessings to his family. Art, I look forward to breakfast with you in heaven someday.
God bless. Dean & Janet Gladfelter
Dean Gladfelter
February 17, 2013
Art was someone I knew from childhood. He was always respected by my father and family as he listened to, and really cared for others. Though larger then life in so many ways he never lost his love for York County. He will never be forgotten. Art, Vicki and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Ben Blouse
February 17, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Orvin E. Reidel II
February 17, 2013
Mr Glatfelter will be missed tremendously. He virtually pioneered the insurance industry here in York County and employed and helped thousands of individuals in his lifetime. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
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