Pearl Hacken Glassman

by | Apr 17, 2015 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Pearl Hacken Glassman, born August 17, 1914, passed away peacefully in her home at the Beth Sholom Terrace on March 26, 2015. She was a native of New York City.

She had a great exuberance for life. Pearl loved the beauty of the four seasons. She loved plants, reading, ballet, music and theater. She was the consummate hostess.

During her lifetime, she and her husband, Bernie, of blessed memory, traveled to five continents, covering 72 countries.

She was a member Hadassah, Beth Sholom Home Auxiliary, Hebrew Ladies Charity Society and the Jewish Women’s International. Among her favorite charities were also HIAS for Jewish immigrants, YIVO-Young Immigrant Organization, the sisterhood of Temple Emanuel and the Native American Indians.

Blessed and grateful for countless family and friends, Pearl is survived by: Marilyn Wachtel, Steve Gordon, Harriet and Clyde Hall, Laura and Kenneth Elliott, Martin Offenther, Kenneth Offenther, Phyllis Johnson, Jean Hacken and Hazel Stewart.

A star from the constellation, Cassopia, was renamed “Auntie Pearl,” and registered with The International Star Registry Vault in Switzerland. This was a gift from her lifelong friend, Marilyn Wachtel. Pearl treasured their relationship.

Family and friends gathered at Beth Sholom Home to honor her memory. Pearl was buried at Sharon Gardens in Valhalla, N. Y. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts.