In Memoriam: Marvin Glauber


The following obituary was shared with the NRLA by Marvin's son Tom Glauber and written by Tom's brother Bill.

Please remember the long full life of Marvin Glauber, age 92, of Juno Beach FL. He passed away peacefully on Nov. 29, 2018.

Marv was born June 5, 1926 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and raised in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y., part of the Greatest Generation that went through the Great Depression and World War II.

He was defined by his experience as a sailor aboard the USS Lansdowne in World War II. The memory of the war in the Pacific would remain with him the rest of his life.

He married twice, raising five sons with Lois Miller Stogel and a stepson and stepdaughter with Jacquelyn Hansen O’Brien Glauber.

As a man in his prime, he was a force of nature, energetic, funny and abuzz with the electricity of life.

He oversaw Elmsford (N.Y.) Building Material and Interstate Building Material in White Plains, N.Y., a family business that ran four generations.

For Marv, golf was important, too. Not just because he was good at it, but because of what the game represented. In golf, there are no short cuts and a player is judged by his honesty.

Family remained the central part of his life and he relished his role as patriarch, offering advice to all who asked. We will remember the sound of his voice, the force of his laugh and the depth of his love for those around him.

Looking back on his long life, he had no regrets.

“I’ve done everything,” he once said. “I’ve seen everything. I’ve accomplished everything that satisfied me. I think of nothing that has to be done before I die, except to live and keep my family close to me because they’re the most important people in my life.”

Marv was predeceased by his parents, Estelle and Jack Glauber, brother Erwin Glauber, stepson Donald "Donnie" O'Brien and “Jackie,” his beloved wife of 45 years.

Marv is survived by his sons Tom (Bonnie) Glauber, Rich Glauber, Bob (Jutta) Glauber, Bill (Priya) Glauber and Mick Glauber; stepdaughter Cheryl (David) Ackner); 18 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

His family is forever thankful for his caregivers Loyda, Marta, and Bridget, and cardiologist Dr Augusto Villa.

A funeral service will be Sunday 12/02 at Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Funeral Home 3041 Kirk Road, Lake Worth, FL 33461.  Graveside services will follow Monday 12/03 at South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 State Road 7, Lake Worth, FL 33449.