Gregory Glass53, Sechan materials manager
Gregory Glass, husband, father, friend and a gentle soul with a giant heart full of love for family and friends, new and old, endured with dignity and courage a three-year struggle with cancer. Surrounded by his family at home, he passed away the evening of Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at the age of 53.
Greg was born Feb. 20, 1959 in Lancaster and grew up in Akron, attending Ephrata schools where, aside from beginning many lifelong friendships, he excelled in sports, lettering in baseball and golf. After graduating from Ephrata High School (EHS) in 1977, he began a finance degree at Albright College in Reading. In 1985 he accepted a job offer from a small start-up company in Lititz. Then one of the first employees of Sechan Electronics Inc., his senior role as materials manager was instrumental in that company’s consistent growth and success for the past 27 years. Greg’s dedication to his work at Sechan never waivered through his illness and became a source of inspiration to his colleagues and vendors across the country. Two words sum up his second greatest passion: avid golfer. Bliss to Greg was the view down a long open fairway to the green. His true passion was for his wife: Linda. Greg’s sincerity, kindness and generosity put everyone around him at ease and made him much loved by all who knew him. His infectious smile always lit up the room. He was an enthusiastic sports and music fan. He would often entertain his family and friends by singing and playing his guitar.
He is survived by his most beloved wife: Linda; children from a previous marriage, his sons: Adam and Michael; and daughter: Alexandra, of Baltimore, Md.; his father: Emmett Glass, companion of Greg’s second mother: Gloria Lammy, and youngest brother: Jeffrey, all of Akron; his brother: Rob, wife of Martha, of Wernersville; a sister: Jeanette, wife of Michael Leid, of Denver; step-children: Tracey Reynolds and Sean Snell; and two step-grandchildren.
His mother: Constance (Nier) Glass preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be held March 17 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 200 West Orange St., Lititz, PA 17543.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Greg Glass to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.
Arrangements are being made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.