Glascoff III, Walter G.
"Wally" died on September 1, 2005, at the age of
65. Born in Milwaukee, he grew up in Waupun, Wis., where his family operated
a cannery. Wally received his bachelor's degree from Lawrence University in
Appleton, then attended the University of Wisconsin to work towards a
doctorate in English Literature. Wally was a thirty year resident of
Flossmoor after serving as a captain in the Air Force at Maxwell A.F. Base
in Alabama. Wally worked at the University of Chicago Library, first in the
circulation department, then seeing to the rare book collection. Later, he
transferred to the University of Chicago Press, where he worked as a senior
manuscript editor of the Astrophysical Journal. Wally served on the
Flossmoor Library Board as well as the Board of the South Suburban Library
System where he was treasurer. Wally is survived by his wife, Ann, son,
Walter IV, and grandchildren Walter V and Virginia, his brothers, Bob (Jean)
and Dave (Peggy), cousins, Pat (Dick) Thorpe, George (Ellen) Conway, and
Barbara Stillman, and nephew, Will Glascoff, and niece, Laura Glascoff.
Memorial service Saturday, September 17th, 2 p.m., at the Church of St. John
the Evangelist, Park Dr. & Leavitt Ave., Flossmoor. In lieu of flowers,
memorials to the Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling, Flossmoor, IL.
60422 or the Church of St. John Memorial Fund, would be appreciated.
Published in the Chicago Sun-Times on 9/14/2005.