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Richard Glose

June 24, 1948 — February 19, 2016

Richard David Glose, son of Richard Charles and Esther Krull Glose, was born in Springville, New York on June 24, 1948 and passed away February 19th, 2016, after a long hospitalization. Growing up in Hamburg, NY, and later in Pamona, CA, he attended universities to study geology and art history. During that time, living and commuting in an old VW bus made him a true hippie to his adoring nieces. A few years later, he traveled to Europe to see the actual art he had studied. Rich also chose an education in Hotel, Culinary, and restaurant Management and received an Associate of Applied Science degree from St. Philips' College in San Antonio, TX. Adding to his variety of interests and his experience of working in the men's department of retail stores, Rich started working at JC Penney in San Antonio tailoring custom made suits. While working there he noticed a lovely young lady across the aisle working in men's sportswear and set his sights on meeting his future bride, Judy Stitt. Married in April, 1992, they settled into making a life together and sharing their love of travel. Such traveling adventures took Rich and Judy to Alaska, the Land of Old Faithful, the Great Smokey Mountains and North to Washington, DC, and Rich's birth state of New York. Being active characterized Rich's lifestyle. While his day job was mostly at JC Penney, Rich found working at retaurants kept his culinary skills active along with being a waiter and manager. Most days he'd return from one or two jobs to his home in Converse, unload his truck of roadside rocks or plants he had purchased and then find the garden clippers, trim a few plants or shrubs, rake or mow the yard (and maybe a neighbor's) and drag out the hose to water the lawn. Using his green thumb he planted a yearly garden, potted plants, and even three apple trees. From the abundance of apples he fulfilled one of his favorite culinary activities of making many apple pies at one time. He distributed these to neighbors, friends, and family. Another unique favorite was helping fry hundreds of turkeys each Thanksgiving for a local restaurant. Adding to his resume of employment, Rich delighted in donning casino attire and dealing blackjack for Christmas and special company parties. Rich truly enjoyed being with people. He helped friends with household projects, moves, garden planting and landscaping, backyard BBQ's and pulling pranks. He was always available to lend a helping hand or join you chatting all the while holding the infamous can of Coke. The major joy in Rich's working career began in 1999 when he became a tour guide at "the cave," the Natural Bridge Caverns near San Antonio. A previous stint in theater made him a natural to easily chat with tourists about his love of geology which he shared expertly. Forever friendships were established and were equally joyous to Rich as were the hours working alongside the staff in the many venues of the cave. Rich is preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Ben See. Rich is survived by his wife Judy Stitt-Glose, brothers Michael (Kate) Glose, Jim Glose and sister Judy Glose See, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Since Rich had a special fondness for cats, of which there were three, in lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA, San Antonio Humane Society, or any animal shelter would be appreciated. At Christmas, Rich wanted to play Santa to children without presents, and we know he would encourage anyone to volunteer or donate to the Elf Louise Program. A memorial service will be Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 7:00 PM at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 7735 Gibbs Sprawl Rd., San Antonio, TX 78239.


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