Catholic Theological Society of America

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John W. ("Jack") Glaser

died: January 19, 2012

Glaser, John William "Jack", passed away on January 19th from complications from congestive heart failure and liver disease. He was a loving and adored husband, father and grandfather, and a tireless champion of justice.

He was born in 1933, the second of three children of Clarence and Margaret Glaser. He was educated in Jesuit schools and was ordained as a Jesuit priest. His doctoral degree is in Moral Theology. He married Mary Ellen Brodhead in 1972 in Detroit, Michigan. In 1986, Jack and Mary Ellen moved their family from Michigan to Santa Ana, where he began his 25 years working in leadership at the St. Joseph Health System. He was an Executive Vice President for Theology and Ethics and his contributions to healthcare ethics and the mission were prized. He served on the boards of Share Our Selves and The Wooden Floor. He was a gifted photographer and a lover of the arts. His gentleness, wisdom, and extraordinarily beautiful heart touched many lives. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Glaser; his sister, Lois Stolz; his son, Brian Glaser; his daughter, Margaret Terán; his daughter-in-law, Melanie Ríos Glaser; his son-in-law, Diego Terán; and his grandchildren, Andoe Glaser, Diego Andrés Terán, John Glaser, Claire Terán and Sabine Terán. Beloved extended family and friends also survive him. In memory of Jack, contributions may be made to Share Our Selves, The Wooden Floor, Taller San Jose or the Saint Joseph Health System Foundation. Memorial services information will soon be available through Fairhaven Memorial Park.

 

 

 

 


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