The Life of George Glasser

George Glasser, a man well known to all the people of Kutztown and vicinity and up to four years ago one whom on account of his business was seen every day on the streets of Kutztown, died at his home, upper Main Street, Sunday morning at 3 o’clock.

He was the express agent of the Reading Company for more than 22 years. September four years ago he was taken ill and from that time was confined to the house. He was not really bedfast at any time. His sickness was neuritis with complications, which caused his death. He slept and ate well all through his sickness.
Just Friday before he died, he remarked to his wife that he was to young to die and was hopeful of regaining his strength. Mrs. Glasser found him dead when she awoke Sunday morning, and it is believed he just fell asleep.

He was faithful to his work all through the years of his service and was out in all kinds of weather.
He was lover of horses and in his own way always had a few fast equines. Races were of great interest to him and he was always a familiar figure around the racehorses at the Kutztown Fairgrounds. His only son and child, Lester inherited his father’s love of horses. His team was never without a dog, and everyone knew George Glasser’s dog.

He was active in the civic affairs of the borough and served for 18 years as a member if the local school board. He was a democrat in politics and served as a director of the Hope Cemetery Board.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Kutztown Lodge No. 1323, Loyal Order of Moose; Kutztown Aerie, No. 839, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Adonai Castle , No. 70, Knights of the Golden Eagles.
Deceased was born in Maxatawny Township, a son of the late John and Hannah [Neff] Glasser. He was married to Alice [Rahn] and they have one son, Lester D., both of whom survive; also two brothers, David and Charles, a sister, Hannah, wife of Charles Houck, this borough.

Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon at the house. Further services in Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. R. B. Lynch officiated, funeral Director, George R. Schaeffer had charge.
The bearers were two members of each of the lodges of which he was a member. The body rested in an ebony and silver casket.
He was 54 years, 7 months and 26 days.
The Patriot; 12/5/1927

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