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Obituary for Richard Byrd Glasmann

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Richard Byrd Glasmann

July 4, 1930 - June 13, 2011

RICHARD BYRD GLASMANNRICHARD (DICK) CAME INTO THE WORLD WITH A BANG ON JULY 4, 1930, THE SON OF WILLIAM W. AND JUANITA RICHARDS GLASMANN. HE DIED SURROUNDED BY HIS FAMILY ON JUNE 13, 2011, THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS SON’S DEATH. HE WENT TO SCHOOL AT QUINCY ELEMENTARY, MADISON ELEMENTARY, CENTRAL JR. HIGH, GRADUATING FROM OGDEN HIGH SCHOOL IN 1948.HE MARRIED SHIRLEY ELDREDGE ON APRIL 18, 1948. THEY WERE THE FIRST MARRIED COUPLE TO GRADUATE FROM OGDEN HIGH. THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN LINDA KAY AND RICHARD PAUL.HE WENT TO WORK AT KLO RADIO STATION AS AN ADVERTISING SALESMAN. He worked for his family at the Ogden Standard Examiner as an ad salesman. HE LATER WENT TO WORK FOR AMERICAN FOOD STORE, WHERE HE WAS PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT MANAGER. HE LEFT THERE IN 1952 TO WORK FOR HIS FATHER-IN-LAW, HARRY J ELDREDGE AT THE EXCHANGE BAR & CASINO IN BEATTY, NEVADA. HE WAS PROMOTED TO GENERAL MANAGER.HE RETURNED TO OGDEN WITH HIS FAMILY IN 1954 AFTER THE SALE OF THE CASINO, AND WAS RE-EMPLOYED AT AMERICAN FOOD STORE WHERE HE REMAINED FOR 3 MORE YEARS.IN 1957 HE RE-OPENED THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE. IN 1963 HE TOOK OVER THE ORPHEUM THEATRE WHEN HIS UNCLE ROSS GLASMANN RETIRED. WHILE THERE HE ACQUIRED THE NORTH STAR TWIN SCREEN DRIVE-IN THEATRE, THE VALLEY VIEW DRIVE IN THEATRE IN SALT LAKE, THE MOVIE THEATRE IN THE BEN LOMOND HOTEL,THE CAPITAL THEATRE IN SALT LAKE AND THE CREST THEATRE IN POCATELLO IDAHO. HE RESIGNED IN 1968 TO GO TO SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA TO OPEN HIS OWN BUSINESS, MACFARLANE CANDY & ICE CREAM STORE. HE SOLD IT IN 1969 AND RETURNED WITH HIS FAMILY TO OGDEN. HE RETURNED TO THE THEATRES WHERE HE REMAINED AS VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER UNTIL HE RETIRED IN 1982 AFTER THE SALE OF THE THEATRES.HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE OGDEN EXCHANGE CLUB, FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE MT. OGDEN ROTARY CLUB, PAST MEMBER OF THE OGDEN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES HUMANE SOCIETY, UTAH HUMANE SOCIETY, WEBER COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY, WEBER COUNTY SHERIFF ASSOCIATION, OGDEN SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION and PAST PRESIDENT OF THE ECCLES COMMUNITY ART CENTER.DICK LOVED BEING WITH HIS FAMILY AND ESPECIALLY THE LITTLE KIDS. HE JUST PLAIN LOVED PEOPLE AND HE KNEW EVERYONE IN LOWES, COSTCO AND WALMART. HE WAS ALWAYS THE LIFE OF THE PARTY AND KEPT US LAUGHING FOR HIS ENTIRE LIFETIME. HE COULD BUILD AND FIX ANYTHING AND WAS DOING PROJECTS UNTIL HIS LAST DAY. HE LOVED BEING IN THE CAR, GOING TO SEE PEOPLE. HE WAS AN AVID FISHERMAN IN HIS EARLY LIFE, SPENDING SUMMERS IN ISLAND PARK. WHEN HE WASN’T OUT AND ABOUT, HE WAS READING. HE HAS BEEN THE GREATEST ROLE MODEL, TEACHING COMPASSION AND HARD WORK, BUT BEST OF ALL, HOW TO LAUGH AND HAVE FUN.HE IS SURVIVED HIS WIFE SHIRLEY, HIS DAUGHER LINDA (JOHN) NEWTON OF SOUTH OGDEN. GRANDCHILDREN, ANDREA FLETCHER, HOLLIE PINA (NICOLAS), ARIC Paul FLETCHER, ANGELA FLEMING (TYMOTHY), AND Marcus William FLETCHER (TESSA), GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, NATASHA, ARIANA, JAYDAN, AIZIK, MARLI, GESSA, Cristhofer AND JIMMY (DUE IN OCTOBER), GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, KRISTIAN AND ANOTHER DUE IN NOVEMBER. SISTERS, EVELYN LADD, JANET THOMPSON AND SISTER-IN-LAW BETH GLASMANN. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, SON, RICHARD PAUL GLASMANN, BROTHERS, ROBERT, EDWARD AND WILLIAM GLASMANN AND SON-IN-LAW WILLIAM B. FLETCHER.Services will be held Friday, June 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden. Family will meet friends from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. prior to services. Interment Aultorest Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to the Ogden Humane Society or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com

 

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Date: Friday, June 17, 2011

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Leavitts Mortuary

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836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Friday, June 17, 2011

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Date: Friday, June 17, 2011

Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park

Address:

836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for Richard Byrd Glasmann

Born: July 4, 1930
Died: June 13, 2011

Condolences for Richard Byrd Glasmann

Keith Mickelson posted on 6/17/11

I worked for Dick as an usher at the Opheum Theater in the mid-sixties just out of high school. I though he was about the finest boss one could have. I always relished going for coffee break at the Chinese resturant down the street with Dick, Lenny, Shirley, and others. Dick was so funny and fun to be with. I never forgot he worked at the casino on the "corner" in Beatty, NV. As my travels have taken me through Beatty since, I have always pointed out the casino (now a hardware store) to colleagues and family and told them 'a good friend of mine managed the casino there'.Our prayers are with you.Keith Mickelson

 

Kay Eldredge Brockhoff posted on 6/17/11

I have so many fond memories of years gone by! Vacations with Shirley and Dick when I was part of the Eldredge family traveling with Cub, Ken, & Arlene & friends Rich & Judee Maye. What a beautiful couple --Shirley & Dick were. I always thought Aunt Shirley looked like Liz Taylor and Dick was such a good looking man. We all had so much fun in Acapulco, Hawaii and on our Caribbean Cruise. I have been in touch lately through Face book/emails and keep up to date through Joyce Prinz--Ken's long time companion. Shirley, Linda & family-I'm truly saddened by your loss. I know he will be greatly missed by all his family and friends & I know he was a wonderful Grandpa! Love to you all.Kay Brockhoff

 

Brenda Leah Glasmann posted on 6/16/11

Aunt Shirley,you know that I have the biggest hole in my heart. I just heard about Uncle Dick. I loved that man more than I can ever tell you. You both have always been there for me. Tiffnay, Julia and I want to send you our deepest sympathy and tell you that our love for you is always there. Linda, I have to tell you that your father was and is the greatest man I have had in my life and our lov goes out to you and your family... you made him proud cousin. I send my love... Love Bren

 

Joyce Prinz posted on 6/16/11

Shirley, my thoughs and prayers are with you and your family. Dick was a remarkable person with a true sense of humor. His love for his family was visible to all that knew him. He will truly be missed.

 

Jack & Betty Lampros posted on 6/15/11

Shirley Bettya nd I send our profoundest sympathy. Out thougts and prayers will be with you in this your hour of grief. Jack & Betty Lampros.

 

Sharon Schirack Kerkman posted on 6/15/11

Dear Shirley,I am so sorry to read today of the passing of Dick. You two were such an integral part of my life, as you gave me the opportunity to start in the work force, first at The Orpheum Theater in the concessions, and then at The Movie Theater at the Ben Lomond Hotel, between 1971-75. Both of you hold a place dear to my heart, and I am so sorry for your loss. I just want you to know I still fondly recall my work experience from both of you many years ago.God Bless you and the family during this sorrowful time of life.Sharon Schirack KerkmanWest Jordan, Utah

 

Jill Glasmann Hurst posted on 6/15/11

Our deepest love and sympathy to you both, Aunt Shirley and Linda. We will miss the last of the Glasmann brothers, but I know dad is welcoming him! Uncle Dick was always to glad to see you and I know he will leave a hole in my heart. Sorry we can't be with you.

 

Len Taylor posted on 6/15/11

My sympathies to Shirley and Linda and to all of the family. Dick was a great person to work for, and a great mentor to me. I have great memories of working together at the Paramount Theatre and later at the Orpheum Theatre.

 

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