Ocean City Today

Robert Craig Glass, Sr.

Oct 05, 2017

printed 10/06/2017


Robert Craig Glass, Sr., “Craig,” passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland. He was 86.

Craig was a resident of Berlin, Maryland and was previously of Norristown, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Norristown High School, Class of 1948.

Craig worked for 29 years as a hoisting engineer for the Philadelphia Electric Co., retiring in 1994. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Kennedy in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Craig was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving as a corporal from 1952 to 1954, in Korea.

Craig was a past fire chief of the Norristown Fire Department, past president and assistant chief of the Norristown Hose Co., member of the Montgomery Hose, Steam & Fire Engine Co. #1, life member of Jefferson Fire Co., life member and past treasurer of the Union Historical Fire Society, member of Montgomery County Fireman’s Association, member of Fireman’s Hall Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Masonic Lodge 190 F. & A.M., and a life member of Keystone State Fire Chiefs Association.

Craig was also a member of the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America, AARP, the American Legion Post 166 in Ocean City, Maryland and a life member of the VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View, Delaware. He worked for 10 years as an Animal Control officer for Ocean Pines, Maryland.

Born in Norristown, Pennsylvania on Dec. 8, 1930, he was the son of the late John B. Glass, Sr. and Lillian (Magill) Glass.

Surviving is his loving family including his wife of 57 years, Karolyn F. (Pass) Glass; a son, R. Craig Glass, Jr. of Norristown, Pennsylvania; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles E. Glass, John B. Glass, Jr. and Ralph Glass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Craig’s memory to the Worcester County Animal Control, 6207 Timmons Road, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863.

Funeral services were held at The Bacchi Funeral Home & Crematory, Ltd. in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.bacchifh.com.

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