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.