Morton Joseph Glasser

by | Jul 11, 2024 | Obituaries

VIRGINIA BEACH – We mourn the loss of Morton Joseph Glasser, age 96, cherished husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and uncle, who died on June 14. 

Born in Norfolk, Va. on March 21, 1928, he was the son of the late Robert B. and Anna H. Glasser. Morton was preceded in death by his sister, Sari, who passed in 2012. 

Morton graduated from Maury High School in Norfolk and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also attended New York University Graduate School of Business. After college, he served for three years in the US Coast Guard. 

Morton married his wife, Lynne, in 1978 and settled in Virginia Beach. He worked as a food broker until his retirement. He was fascinated by genealogy and, with other family members, researched the origins of the vast Glasser family over several generations, culminating in the development of a special historical video. Morton loved attending the annual Glasser family reunions, reconnecting with loved ones from near and afar. 

He cherished Lynne and his faithful family, always ready to help in times of need. In addition, he valued and loved Judaism. He attended Congregation Beth El in Norfolk and became a Bar Mitzvah there. 

Morton will be remembered for his honesty, integrity, reliability, and loyalty, not to mention his love of basketball, forever cheering on his Tar Heel family. He will forever be known as a gentle giant, kind soul, a mensch and a true friend. 

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Robert (Sara) Glasser, Jennifer (Steve) Honickman, Dee Dee (Andy) Becker, and Julie (Tom) Krupnick. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Seth (Sara) Glasser, Rena (Alex) Daum, Brenna Becker, Scott Honickman, Alexa Honickman, and three great grandchildren: Zachary Glasser, Emma Glasser, and Maya Daum. 

Services were held at Altmeyer Funeral Home followed by interment at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Congregation Beth El, the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation or the charity of your choice. 

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