Obituary of Daniel Glasstetter, Sr.
Daniel Stephen Glasstetter, Sr., age 92, a resident of Fort Washington, PA for the past 34-years and formerly of North Hills, PA and Philadelphia, PA died on February 20, 2019. He was the devoted husband of the late Thelma (neé Smith) Glasstetter for 52 years, until her death in 1999.
Born in Philadelphia, Daniel was the son of the late Ferdinand Glasstetter and the late Gertrude Moffitt Glasstetter. After graduating from Northeast High School in 1944, he began his military service with the United States Navy as a Motor Machinist Mate. He was stationed in Puget Sound and Seattle, WA and was honorably discharged in 1946. He received the World War II Victory Medal. He later attended Drexel University.
When he returned from military service, he began his 42-year career as a Foreman with Philadelphia Gas Works. He retired in 1986.
He was a member of the Church of the Open Door in Fort Washington, PA. Previously, he was a member of Bethel Temple Church in Philadelphia, PA, Faith Community Church in Roslyn, PA and Davisville Baptist Church in Southampton, PA where throughout various times, he served as Deacon, Trustee, Elder, Sunday School Teacher, Song Leader and was President of Men's Fellowship
Aside from his devotion to his church, Daniel enjoyed travel and driving cars. He was a talented handyman and fan of the Philadelphia Phillies.
He is survived by his loving children and their spouses: Faith A. and David E. Washburn of Honolulu, HI, Lois Glasstetter of Ft. Washington, PA and Daniel S., Jr. and Mary E. Glasstetter of Bear, DE; by his adoring grandchildren: Richard David Kline, Kristin Hope Qureshi, Samantha Katherine Glasstetter, Daniel Stephen Glasstetter, III, Charlotte Hope Glasstetter, Susanna Grace Glasstetter, Patrick Andrew Glasstetter, Theodore H. Glasstetter and Samuel Xi Glasstetter and by his very dear great-granddaughters; Mabel Rose Qureshi, Annabel Abey Qureshi and Julia Florence Kline. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Charles Glasstetter, Ada Kistner, Ruth Koebert and Ferdinand Glasstetter.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 1, 2019, Church of the Open Door, 1260 Ft. Washington Ave., Ft. Washington, PA, where relatives and friends will be received from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent:
* Open Door Christian Academy, 1260 Ft. Washington Ave., Ft. Washington, PA 19034
* Jefferson Health Home Care & Hospice, 2510 Maryland Road, Suite 250, Willow Grove, PA 19090 or to
* Church of the Open Door, 1260 Ft. Washington Avenue, Ft. Washington, PA 19034.
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