GLASS, Andrew, of Georgetown Apartments, Wheeling, WV, passed to the next world and joined his beloved wife, Jane on April 18, 2013, surrounded by his family at the age of 90. His death occurred at Liza's Place (Valley Hospice), Wheeling.
He was born December 22, 1922 in Pelham, New York, son of the late Andrew and Dorothy Varner Glass Rownd.
Mr. Glass was a graduate of Triadelphia High School, Class of 1940, and a 1947 graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He served with the 66th Infantry Black Panther Division during World War II.
He met Jane Lyman of White Hall, IL at the Wheeling Little Theater in a production of "Joan of Arc."They were married in Jacksonville, IL in April 1948 and raised their family of eight children in Vandergrift, PA, Upper St. Clair in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Following a family tradition, which began with LaBelle Iron Works in South Wheeling, Andrew pursued a successful career with U.S. Steel. In 1967, he embarked upon a new career as the editor and publisher of "Here's How" the oldest guide book in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which he operated until 1994 when he retired to Wheeling with his wife, Jane, who passed away in 2005.
He enjoyed the company of many old and new friends in Wheeling, and his growing extended family. He also relished a glass of scotch, a good cigar and a strawberry milkshake. He lived his life with a sense of adventure, a sense of humor, and an open heart.
He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Joy Group. He served as the President of the St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Rotary Club and was a member of the Wheeling Rotary Club. He also was a member of the Blue Pencil Club.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Lyman Glass, and a brother, Alexander Glass.
He and Jane were the proud and loving parents of their eight children, Andrew Glass and his wife, Joann Hill of New York City; Alexander Glass and his wife, Trina of Charleston, SC; Mary Chapline Glass and her husband, Allan Renz of Califon, NJ; Joseph Woodward Glass of Finleyville, PA; Jonathan Clyde Glass and his wife, Robyn Holstein-Glass of Brookeville, MD; Mark Houston Glass and his wife, Melody of Bethesda, OH; Katherine Kern Glass of Bluemont, WV; and Sarah Baker Glass Sundstrom and her husband, Brad of Two Rivers, Alaska; eight grandchildren, Katherine Elvira Glass; Dorothy Jane Glass Sethares; Andrew Glass, III; Linden Andrew Hans Renz; Sara Holstein Glass; Adam Harrison Glass; Taylor Tecumseh Glass; and Madison Rose Glass; a sister, Dorothy Hall Swinehart of Charlottesville, VA; four great-grandchildren, Jacob Robert Sethares; Brody Alexander Sethares; Stella Rain Sethares; and Lillian Monroe Glass; and 10 nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received for a memorial visitation on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at the Kepner Funeral Home, 900 National Road, Wheeling (304-232-2732), from 2 p.m. until time of service at 4:30 p.m. with the Reverend Margie Carr officiating.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.
Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral. com.