John E. Glass, 80 of Celina, OH died 12:45 a.m. Monday April 9, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne, IN.
He was born July 25, 1937 in Piqua, OH to Lester and Betty (Jay) Glass.
On August 3, 2002 he married Susan Decker-Lavy, who survives.
He is also survived by: daughter Karen (Dan) Maxwell of Kendallville, IN
daughter Shirlene Harding of Avilla, IN
daughter Terri Crowl of Ft. Wayne, IN
son Ron Glass of Angola, IN
step-son Brian (Stephanie) Lavy of Huber Heights, OH
step-daughter Angela (Tom) Rooks of Hinesville, GA
step-son Mitchell Lavy of Coldwater, OH
step-son Scott (Jenni) Lavy of Russia, OH
step-son Corey (Jill) Lavy of Decatur, IN
step-son Craig Lavy of Russia, OH
sister Jean (Jim) Rigsby of Troy, OH
numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Preceded in death by: parents Lester and Betty Glass; son Karl Glass (December 3, 1999)
He was a graduate of Piqua High School (Class of 1956).
A proud American, he served his country with tours of duty in three branches of its military: He served in the Navy Reserve 1955-56. Marine Corp: 1956-1959 (U.S.S Philippine Sea CVS-47), U.S. Air Force 1960-1962. He built and tested experiments for Lunar Vehicle prototypes, and Lunar Dust Detectors used on first Moon Landing in 1969. He worked for Magnavox, in Fort Wayne 22 years as Sr. Electronic Technician, and had also worked for the Dayton Daily News.
John had a keen interest in old postcards, and had a collection that included more than forty thousand of them. He also enjoyed collecting stamps and coins.
Services are scheduled to begin 2:30 p.m. Saturday April 14, 2018 at the Miller Funeral Home 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel) in St. Marys, with the Rev. Don Clinger, officiating.
Military honors will be conducted at the funeral home following the services.
Visitation one hour prior to the services on Saturday.
Condolences may be expressed to his family via: www.millerfuneralhomes.net