Obituary: Sam Glass

Obituary: Sam Glass

The native of Milledgeville was an engineer, an Army veteran and an OVS member and was married 70 years.

Sam N. Glass, age 92, of Atlanta died Thursday, Jan. 18. 2018.

Sam was born in Milledgeville to Bessie and Benjamin Glass on June 18, 1925. The family moved when Sam was 7 to Atlanta, where he attended elementary school and Boys’ High and continued on to Georgia Tech. His education was interrupted by a stint in the Army, serving stateside. He went on to graduate with an electrical engineering degree. Shortly thereafter, he married the love of his life, Tillie Franco. Sam and Tillie raised their three children in Atlanta.

Sam spent 36 years working as an aeronautical engineer at Lockheed and was a successful NuTone dealer in the greater Atlanta area. He could fix anything and was always tinkering with something. If our TVs didn’t work or a lamp shorted out, you took it to Sam — everybody did. His garage was full of people’s stuff that he was fixing, and they didn’t seem to mind waiting for it. That’s just how it was back then. Sam always had a smile on his face and whistled while he worked.

Despite their busy life and raising three children, Sam and Tillie always found time for Wednesday Night Date Night. Sam’s family was always most important to him. In his earlier years, Sam enjoyed traveling, swimming, dancing, bowling, playing cards, playing tennis, getting together with family and friends, being involved in his children’s activities, and attending baseball and football games.

This warm, loving and gentle-man is survived by his wife of 70 years, Tillie; children Barbara (Tommy), Susan (Bruce) and Frank (Jillian); grandchildren Wessley, Kayla, Chelsea, Arielle and Colette; great-granddaughter Alice; and several nieces and nephews. The Glass family would like to thank Sam’s caregivers, Carrie, Comar, Lou, Michael and Pat. The family also greatly appreciates the care and support provided by Bridgeway Hospice.

Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation Or VeShalom, the Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of one’s choice. A graveside service will be held Monday, Jan. 22, at noon at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Hayyim Kassorla officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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