Gary George “Tex” Glass, 73, of Thurmont, MD, died peacefully on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at his home. Born April 8, 1948 in Gettysburg, PA, he was the son of the late Kermit and Della (Gladhill) Glass. He was the husband of Wanda (Rodgers) Glass, his wife of 52 years.
Gary was a graduate of Emmitsburg High School, class of ’66. He was a welder by trade, and was employed by the Frick Company in Waynesboro, PA for 20 years, and then by Miscellaneous Metals in Frederick for more than 15 years. He was a member of Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church and was a life-long member of Vigilant Hose Company in Emmitsburg. He enjoyed hunting, watching westerns and NASCAR, and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He also loved attending family get-togethers, picnics, and Sunday dinners.
Surviving, in addition to his wife Wanda, are children, Monica Workman and husband Randy of Emmitsburg, Gary Glass and fiancée Jen Cool of Sabillasville; and Melissa Bowers and fiancé Tony Hugueley of Frederick; sisters, Betty Ann Mumma of Rocky Ridge, and Nancy Baker of Thurmont; brothers, Larry Glass and wife Sue of Emmitsburg, and Michael Glass and wife Barb of Biglerville, PA; sisters-in-law, Mary Glass and Doris Glass, both of Emmitsburg; brother-in-law, Dennis McGlaughlin of Emmitsburg; grandchildren, Joshua Workman and wife Rachel of Sabillasville, Shelby Workman of Emmitsburg, and Avery Bowers of Frederick; great-grandchildren, Bryson, Riley, Mylo, and Marleigh; and many nieces and nephews. He is also remembered by another daughter, Stacy Eiker. He was predeceased by siblings, Carolyn Cushon, Bill Glass, Patty McGlaughlin, Jim Glass, and Velma “Sis” Stambaugh; and brothers-in-law, Robert Mumma, Morris Baker, and Fred Stambaugh.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church, 10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg, MD 21727, with Pastor Heath Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Tom’s Creek Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church at the above address or to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.