Joseph Jacob Glaser
On Sunday, July 15, 2012, Joseph Jacob Glaser left this world peacefully to be with his Savior. Joe was born on March 27, 1920 to Hugo A. and Celia F. (Yenny) Glaser in Tacoma, WA. Joe grew up and was a well known resident of Harstine Island and was a shipfitter for the Naval Shipyard for over 32 years, retiring in 1973.
In 1955, he married Myrtle Knight in Shelton and raised three daughters, Patricia Kinnett (James), Linda Motes (Leon) and Margie Rolf (Dave). The marriage ended in divorce.
Joe enjoyed spending time with his grandson, Joey. He also enjoyed horticulture, fishing, picking oysters and digging clams. He was an avid reader and loved dogs. He took care of all the dogs in the neighborhood with his pockets full of treats. Joe was the best Dad in the world, was very thoughtful of others and one of the kindest, most gentle persons one could have ever known.
He leaves behind 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his companion of 25 years, Idell Rutherford; sisters, Helen and Margaret; and brothers, Andrew, Dick and Bud.
Donations can be made to the Bud Glaser Aluminum Can Fund. A celebration of Joe’s life will be held on Sunday, August 12, 1012 at the Harstine Island Community Hall at 1:00 PM. McComb Funeral Home was honored to serve this family.
Don L. Lyon
Donald Lee Lyon, 81, of Shelton, WA died on Friday, June 29, 2012 at Mason General Hospital. Don was born on August 25, 1931 to Donald R. and Arta (Givens) Lyon in Mabton, WA. He moved to Shelton shortly after his birth and married Phyllis A. McGee in Reno, NV. They were married 38 years.
Don worked as a foreman for Dan Wilson’s Lath mill on the Shelton waterfront. When the mill shutdown, he and his wife opened up “Don’s Second Hand” store where they worked for another six years.
He was a member of the Eagles and the 40 et 8 Club. His hobbies included woodworking, working on cars, cutting wood, trips to Reno and watching old westerns and sci-fi movies. His children described him as being ornery, mischievous, and that he had a wonderful sense of humor. He especially enjoyed joking and teasing his son Jackie and all of his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He will be missed by his beloved wife, family his poodle “Fiesty” and 30 pound cat named “Baby”. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; sons, Ted and Jimmy Lyon, Jackie Krueger; daughters, Cindy Pike, Donna Davis and Barbara Giles; stepson Richard Emsly; stepdaughters, Bernice Langley and Carolee Bernal, all of Shelton. He had 40+ grandchildren, 30+ great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his stepdaughter Robin Sweitzer.
A gathering of friends and family will take place at the family home on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Donations can be made at Adopt-a-Pet, 941 E. Jensen Rd. Shelton, WA. 98584