Jack Glasgow

At his retirement as editor of the Marine Corp Gazette

We heard the sad and surprising news from Jack's daughter Sara on October 21 that Jack had passed away.  These are the arrangements:

Viewing: Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Miller Funeral Home - 3200 Golansky Boulevard, Woodbridge, VA 22192
    The viewing is intended to be an opportunity to share memories and reminisce in a more relaxed environment

Service: Friday, October 25, 2013 at 9:00am at Miller Funeral Home - 3200 Golansky Boulevard, Woodbridge, VA 22192
    The service will last approximately half an hour whereupon we will depart for the interment ceremony.

Interment Ceremony: Friday, October 25, 2013 at 10:00am at Quantico National Cemetery - 18424 Joplin Road, Triangle, VA 22172

Celebration of Life: Friday, October 25, 2013 at 11:00am (approx.) at the Clubs of Quantico - 3017 Russell Road, Quantico, VA 22134

This is Jack's obituary from the funeral home:

Colonel John P. "Jack" Glasgow, Jr., USMC (Ret.), 69

"...of Manassas, VA, died on October 18th, 2013. His pure heart, sense of humor, and indomitable spirit left a lasting mark on all who knew him.

He was a career Marine Corps officer and later served as the Editor of the Marine Corps Gazette.  The USMC motto Semper Fidelis “always faithful” defined a life of character, conviction, and loyalty. He found every opportunity to serve, love, and comfort those around him, from the closest of family to the most casual acquaintance.

Jack was preceded in death by his mother, Lydia Mae (Wheeler) Glasgow; his father, John P. Glasgow, and his sister, Mary Glasgow. 

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Christine (Sokolski) Glasgow; his daughter, Sara Glasgow and son-in-law, Sean Eudaily of Dillon, MT; his sisters Patricia Moell of Raleigh, NC and Joanne Glasgow of Plattsburgh, NY, and brother Tom Glasgow of Plattsburgh, NY; as well a great number of cousins, nieces and nephews, and in-laws.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00-9:00pm on Thursday, October 24 at Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd., Woodbridge, VA. Services are scheduled for 9:00am on Friday, October 25 also at Miller Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 10:00am at Quantico National Cemetery, 18424 Joplin Rd., Triangle, VA.

After the interment, there will be a celebration of life held at the Clubs of Quantico, 3017 Russell Rd., Quantico, VA, beginning at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society."

Ken Burns, Larry Karch, Hon Lee, Hays Parks, Woody Sadler, Mike Wholley and Nate Wong have sent email that they will be at Jack's services.

At Quantico National Cemetery on October 25: Hon Lee, Nate Wong, Woody Sadler, Mike Wholley, Larry Karch, Hays Parks and Ken Burns 

Colonel John Keenan, the current Gazette editor, sent a tribute page to Jack when he retired.  That is available here.

When this news was sent to our classmates, these tributes were received:

"So sad. Thanks for the info. Jack was a good friend.

It has been good to read all the messages about Jack.  We were friends:  TBS & Ft Sill classmates; fellow gunnery instructors after Vietnam; roommates in the Ft Sill BOQ until I got married; an usher in my wedding; joint members of the "Manpower 08 mafia" when Jack was head of MMEA and I was head of MMOA.

As many of you have expressed, Marion and I will miss him and will be there in spirit on Friday."

Clark Reifsnider

"Thank you, Bob, for forwarding this sad news. If I can possibly attend any of these gatherings I will. 

Unfortunately, I am in northern Vermont attending to my father, who too is about to leave us. 

In any case, I remember how helpful Jack was when, as editor of the Marine Corps Gazette, he helped with reunion planning. 

I wish we had seen more of him after his second retirement."

Andy Vaart

"Sad to hear of Jack's passing. 

A good man Jack. Good Marine too. 

I plan to attend the funeral and interment on Friday.

Semper Fi!"
Larry Karch

"I remember Jack fondly during our time at TBS, at Fort Sill, and at NWC (he was Dean of Students when I was there).
I plan to attend the Friday events to bid a final farewell and to celebrate his life.

Semper Fi,"

Hon Lee

"I will miss Jack greatly.  He and I were roommates as college freshmen, and he was a lifelong friend.  I will not be able to attend his memorial services, but I shall certainly remember him in my prayers."

Dick Larson

"Sad news indeed.  Jack continued in the service of our Corps for many years after retiring from active duty.  And, he was a wonderful Quantico and Gazette connection for us.  We will miss him.
Judy and I will be there in spirit and prayer for Jack's Services and for the comfort and consolation of the family.
Semper Fidelis,"

Bob Lange

"Thanks, Bob, for the notice.  I remember Jack fondly from our TBS days together.  Those were memorable days for all of us establishing strong bonds as Marine officers and I feel sad that we are starting to lose our fellow Marine brothers."

Luis de la Garza

"I can go to the viewing as a "B" Company representative."

(later) "I was able to change my schedule and will attend the Service and Burial."

Ken Burns

"Jack's and my paths crossed several times during our careers, including in the course of his editorship of the Marine Corps Gazette. The words that best describe him are "integrity", "professionalism", and "Marine".

I will attend the Friday services."

               Hays Parks