James W. Glass, 76, of Topeka, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2022.
He was born January 7, 1946, in Flint, Michigan, the son of Robert J. and Helen M. (Haanstad) Glass. He graduated from Lakeville (MI) High School in 1964 and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.
Jim was employed by the Michigan, New York and Kansas Conferences of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for a total of 36 years, retiring in 2012.
Mr. Glass was a member of the Topeka Wanamaker Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Jim married Sharon K. Curtis on August 27, 1967 in Owosso, Michigan. She survives, along with his son Brian Glass (Shari) of Boone, North Carolina, daughters Maria Barbosa (Roberto) of Olathe and Lynette Sparks (Jeff) of Shawnee; grandchildren Micah, Hannah, Sarah, Ella, and John Glass, Gabby Barbosa, and Zachariah and David Sparks; siblings John (Teresa) Glass, Robert Glass, and Elise Parker (Curt). He was preceded in death by his parents.
Jim enjoyed volunteering – especially through his church. He was an elder and the local church and school treasurer. He also volunteered at Doorstep, a community service center. He enjoyed giving Bible studies, loved ice cream and became a friend with every dog he ever met. Though he could not carry a tune, he loved listening to music.
A funeral service will be Tuesday, September 20th at 2:00 p.m. at the Topeka Wanamaker Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2435 SW Wanamaker Road, Topeka, KS 66614. Interment will follow at Rochester Cemetery in Topeka. The family will receive friends on Monday, September 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Dove Cremations and Funerals Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Road in Topeka. Memorial contributions may be made to the Topeka Wanamaker Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2435 SW Wanamaker Road, Topeka, KS 66614 or Midland Care, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606.
Dove Cremations and Funerals Southwest Chapel is assisting the family.
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