Maurice Albert Glassy, born to Frank and Marguerite Charnot Glassy in Tacoma, Wash., August 10, 1923, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.
He married Nelle Jean Stevenson in 1949 and had 10 children. He served in WWII as a radioman on a B-17 Bomber and was shot down over Poland. He and his fellow crewman were picked up by Russians and spent months traveling back to their outfit in Italy. Later, he was wounded in action and was awarded the Purple Heart.
He graduated from Gonzaga University and spent his career in industrial air pollution control and as a landlord. He was a member of Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church, Third Order of the Dominicans, and St. Vincent de Paul and volunteered at many organizations.
Maury spent the last few years of his life at Pioneer Village in Jacksonville. He was loyal, gregarious, humorous, intuitive, and adventurous. Maury saw himself as being someone who connected people to each other and he loved to fish and tinker.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nelle; and a son, Peter Jamie. He is survived by his children, Nadja (Mary T.), Jeanine, Marguerite, Joseph, Marilyn, Mary Cecile, Genevieve, John, and Louis; stepdaughter, Judy; many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Visitation at Litwiller-Simonson Funeral Home, 1811 Ashland, Thursday, Nov. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. A Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 10:30 am Friday, Nov. 9 at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church, 987 Hillview Drive, Ashland, followed by Mass at 11:00 and a reception at noon. Burial will be at 1:30 pm at Mountain View Cemetery, Ashland.