Charles E. Glessner
11/30/1944 - 04/09/2018

Charles E. Glessner, 73, of New Oxford, died Monday April 9, 2018 at the York Hospital. He was the husband of Charlotte A. (Sanders) Glessner to whom he was married 49 years.  Born November 30, 1944 in Connellsville, he was the son of the late Michael and Irene (Rudolph) Glessner.  Chuck was retired from Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown with 32 years of teaching experience. He spent 6 years as principal at St. Patrick School in Carlisle. Chuck was a 1962 St. Vincent Prep graduate and 1966 graduate from St. Vincent College, Latrobe. He received a master degree in education from Western Maryland College and a master degree in theater from Shippensburg University. He was a member of Sacred Heart Basilica where he sang in the choir, McSherrystown Knights of Columbus and served as past director of the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center.  Surviving in addition to his wife is one son, Adam M. Glessner of Boulder, CO and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde F. Glessner and Donald M. Glessner.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Sacred Heart Basilica in Edgegrove with Rev. Joseph R. Howard as celebrant. Burial will be private in Annunciation Cemetery, McSherrystown. Friends and relatives will be received 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown with prayers at 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations in memory of Chuck be made to Delone Catholic High School, 140 S. Oxford Avenue, McSherrystown, PA 17344 or Sacred Heart Basilica, 30 Basilica Dr., Hanover, PA 17331.


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Posted at:04/17/2018 3:03 pm
Frank Sanders
Dear Charlotte, Adam and family, I am very sorry for your loss in the passing of Chuck. On Saturday, I was able to attend the funeral Mass. Charlotte, your words expressed in loving memory of your husband were perfect. Later that day, I attended the DCMA dinner and we all missed seeing your familiar faces. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God blessings to All!

Posted at:04/14/2018 12:12 pm
Dave and Anne Loeffler
Dear Charlotte, Adam and family, We were very sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. Charlotte's message at the funeral Mass was perfect. He lived a great and yet humble life. His impact will be felt for generations. Please know that you are in our prayers and memories of this wonderful man. God bless!

Posted at:04/13/2018 8:08 pm
carol ann mcmaster brillhart
Dear Charlotte - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will always remember Chuck's smile. He was such a kind person. He always seemed to enjoy his life. I know you will miss him but find peace in knowing he is in a better place. Maybe I will see you someday at Cross Keys as we are there for a support group. Take Care. Love and prayers - Carol Ann

Posted at:04/13/2018 2:02 pm
Stephen Stroup
My deepest sympathy to you Charlotte and Adam. I was surprised to hear of Chuck's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He is in a better place and I am sure his smile will continue to radiant down on all of us. I never had Chuck as a teacher at Delone as he came to Delone my junior year. But certainly had many wonderful dealings with him after graduation. One was the surprise oil portrait of him, which the drama students commissioned me to do on short notice. Many fond memories for sure. He will be missed by all.

Posted at:04/13/2018 10:10 am
Michael Shirey

Posted at:04/12/2018 10:10 pm
Ross and Linda Contino
Charlotte and Adam, please accept our condolences on the passing of your dear husband and father. Chuck was a gentle man who leaves this world a better place.

Posted at:04/12/2018 5:05 pm
McElwain Family
The McElwain family extends our deepest sympathy to your family on your loss. Mr. G, as we all knew him, always had a smile on his face, and was one of the most cheerful and happy persons we have had the pleasure of knowing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Always keep memories close; they will be of great comfort when you need them. Remember he is safe in your heart so you are never alone and he is never gone. The McElwain family, Carolyn, Sherri, Lori, David, and Jennifer

Posted at:04/12/2018 7:07 am
Darlene Miner
Oh Charlotte!!! I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how you're feeling. Prayers for you and your family. Sincerely, Darlene

Posted at:04/11/2018 9:09 pm
Kelly Ann Havice
I was one of the fortunate children to have him as my principal at St. Patrick School in Carlisle. He was a wonderful man who always had a smile on his face and who cares about each and every student he came across. He brought all of the kids together so that we could all be friends. He provided a safe and fun environment for learning. We never had any worries like the children do of today. I have such very fond memories of him that have lasted me through the years. So very sad to hear of his passing. May his family find peace in the love and memories that so many of us have of this man. I never encountered another school administrator like him. He was a class act and one of a kind. Our prayers are with his family and friends at this time. God bless and may his soul Rest In Peace.

Posted at:04/11/2018 8:08 pm
Bill & Diane (Hartlaub) Miller

Posted at:04/11/2018 7:07 pm
Jim Rowe
A fine man and a great teacher... I will miss seeing him on Election Day as he always volunteered to help at the polling station. Sympathies to his family.

Posted at:04/11/2018 6:06 pm
Jeannie Richardson
I worked with him for 6 years when he was at Saint Patrick School. He was always very kind to me.

Posted at:04/11/2018 9:09 am
Deb Wilson
Charlotte so sorry for your loss, he will be missed.

Posted at:04/11/2018 10:10 am
Cathy (Overbaugh) Holland
Condolences Glessner family. Mr. Glessner was one of my favorite teachers at Delone. His smile was infectious, his warmth and intelligence gifts for all, and his encouraging ways so appreciated. May his light continue to shine in the lives of all those he touched.

Posted at:04/11/2018 10:10 am
Al & Marlene Efkeman
So sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. Condolence to the family. We went to school together in both Connelsville and at Saint Vincent Prep. He was always a good friend and as I remember very intelligent. (He helped me pass Latin) Only saw him once after we left Saint Vincent. That was on one of his trips to see the Hokies play here in Blacksburg VA. Sorry we did not see more of him. I know his faith tells us he is in a better place. Given his life's work with teaching, I am sure God has a special place for those like him who gave so much to future generations.

Posted at:04/11/2018 6:06 am
Karen L. Baral
Mr. Glessner was one of my favorite teachers. When I think of my times at Delone, he always comes to mind. Always smiling and friendly. He and his family gave so much to Delone and the Delone family will always remember him.

Posted at:04/11/2018 2:02 am
Patricia Adams
Mr. Glessner was a devoted teacher and I am sure responsible for many students like myself becoming teachers as well. I can only hope to touch the lives of my students as he certainly did. Rest In Peace Mr. Glessner, you will never be forgotten through the halls of Delone.RD. pY4N

Posted at:04/11/2018 5:05 am
Rachel Lyons
I'm terribly sorry for the loss of a most excellent teacher. Most sincere condolences to the family. As a sophomore, I got to take his Shakespeare class (In a class for Juniors and Seniors - unbeknownst to him until the quarter was almost over!) and read some of the comedies aloud. He also introduced me to the Reduced Shakespeare Company, whom I still follow and try to catch when they're in town! RIP Mr. Glessner - thanks for making Shakespeare a part of my life!

Posted at:04/10/2018 8:08 pm
Brian and Lynn Yealy
Chuck was a great mentor. We learned a great deal from him - first as his students and later as his colleagues. He will be deeply missed.

Posted at:04/10/2018 9:09 pm
Matt Routson
I never had the privilege of having Mr. Glessner as a teacher, but always heard how great of a teacher he was. He always had the respect of all his students and I was always jealous of those student who had him. I did have the privilege of knowing him in later life as an adult. He was a wonderful person and a heck of a card player. it took him a few years and many drinks together to finally break me of calling him Mr. Glessner. His laugh was infectious and will be missed. God speed Chuck. You can finally be at peace. Save a drink for me on the other side.

Posted at:04/10/2018 7:07 pm
Devan Ragg

Posted at:04/10/2018 6:06 pm
Gina DeMaria
The world lost a great Man , Rest in peace Mr Glessner you will be forever missed. Prayers to all that god will provide strength ,peace and healing in this difficult time. Gina DeMaria

Posted at:04/10/2018 4:04 pm
Mary bolte
So very sorry, Charlotte for Charles' passing. Praying for u and the family. U had many wonderful years together and will again in heaven..what sweet reunion that will be!!GOD be with u sweet lady💔⚘

Posted at:04/10/2018 3:03 pm
Susan C Smith-Hahn
Adam and Charlotte, So very sorry for your loss. Chuck was a kind, gentle, caring man with a wonderful spirit and sense of humor. He will be missed by so many of us. God bless, Susan C. Smith-Hahn

Posted at:04/10/2018 3:03 pm
Tina Watkins
Mr. Glessner was an amazing man! I have many fond memories of his classes, drama club, and plays. He gave so much of himself to his students, he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace!

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