by | Mar 6, 2017 | Obituaries

Norfolk – Bernard H. Glaser, 87, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Atlantic Shores Retirement Community in Virginia Beach.

He was born and reared on Mozart Avenue, in the Campostella section of Norfolk, and was the youngest of Jack and Gussie Glaser’s seven children. He was predeceased by his parents, his six siblings (Beatrice Schlosberg, Evelyn Kerpelman, Leonard Glaser, Martin Glaser, Edith Mitnick, and Rose Wax), and by his loving wife of 61 years, Carol.

Bernie, as he was known to his family and friends, lived in Norfolk for many years, and retired as a teacher from Norfolk City Schools. He and Carol eventually moved to Virginia Beach.

Bernie was a well liked teacher at Maury, Norview, and Booker T. Washington High Schools, where he taught marketing and mentored many students, and also served as adjunct faculty at O.D.U. and T.C.C. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Bernie was a long time member of Ohef Sholom Temple, and taught classes at their religious school.

Survivors include a son, Martin Stanley Glaser (Stan) and his wife Kim; a daughter Janet Sturgis and her husband William (Billy); and three grandchildren Jonathan and Sarah Glaser and Rachel Sturgis, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg officiating. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts, Norfolk. Online condolences may be offered to the family through