Stanley Glaser

by | Mar 4, 2019 | Obituaries

Suffolk—Stanley Glaser, 83, passed away peacefully in his recliner on the afternoon of February 23, 2019. He closed his eyes and joined the love of his life for over 54 years, his wife Linda H. Glaser in heaven.

Stanley was a courageous man who never saw obstacles. He lived by his philosophy that you never quit. He fought cancer like he did everything in life with a smile, his wittiness, and his stubbornness. Stanley was a man of his word. If you asked him a question, he gave you his opinion—good or bad. He will be missed by a wide circle of family and friends.

He leaves behind the most cherished thing to him on earth, his family. His daughter, Jonna Glaser Ehehalt, her husband John; his son Kevin Glaser and his wife Jackie; four grandchildren, Ryan, Joshua, Bryce and Austin; two sisters Sondra Abramson (Lee), Ann Brett (Herb) and a beloved brother Louis Glaser (Barbara Fletcher); his nieces and nephews Pamela Carlson (Herbie), David Glaser (Lynn), Ricky Yancey, Kim Hern (Rob) and Debbie of blessed memory. He also leaves behind his best friend in the world, George Alcarez who he would have done anything for; his dear friend, Cookie Orleans, along with so many other family members and friends.

Stanley was born in Bronx, New York to Regina and Irving Glaser (of blessed memory). His family moved to Norfolk when he was a young boy and Norfolk became his home. After graduating from Granby High School in 1953, he joined the Army. He served two years before returning to Norfolk where he attended the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary. While in school, Stanley worked at Edelblute Texaco Station on Wards Corner. He continued to work weekends at the station until 1972. His career began at AJ Legum Furniture Store where he met his lifelong sweetheart Linda. He went on to work at Haskell’s Home Furnishings. Stanley, being an entrepreneur, established Stanley’s Home Furnishings in 1980. Stanley’s Home Furnishings grew, and the first retail store opened in 1987 on Church St. Ten years later, he opened his second store on Virginia Beach Blvd.

Stanley had a deep respect and love for his Masonic Lodge, Norfolk Lodge #1. As a Past Master, he participated in events and attended lodge meetings with his Masonic Brother George. He made sure that his opinions on matters were heard. He was also an active member of Ohef Sholom Temple. He loved to go to services, always sitting in the first row.

Services were held at Ohef Sholom Temple followed by a graveside service at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Masonic Rites were held at the gravesite.

Charitable donations to: Masonic Home of Virginia, P.O. Box 7866. Richmond, VA 23231.

As Stanley would say, I am glad you got to see me!

H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be sent to the family through