Michael Glass

Michael Glass

Mike was a great husband, father, brother and friend. He was a kind man, a giving man. Anyone that would cross his path, instantly liked him. For Mike, family always came first. As a dad, Mike thought nothing of driving two hours after a long days’ work to see his daughters sporting events. In fact, he never missed one. Sometimes he’d even have a work buddy in tow. His girls were everything to him. But, perhaps, his most special relationship was with his son. They shared many simple times together: from running errands to watching sports, they just enjoyed each other’s company. They were so close that Mike was even his son’s best man at his wedding. He not only was a great father, he was the best grandfather a kid could ask for: Mike made up songs to get the kids through potty training and he’d offer to pick them up just so he could get a little alone time with them. He was their world. He loved his family vacations with his wife, kids and grandkids every year at the Delaware Beaches. He’d book a house 9 months in advance and start a countdown right away. When his T.V. was on he’d most likely be checking out some reality shows like Below Deck and of course, The Real Housewives. He lied about liking Soap Operas when his wife would make him watch it with her. Mike never forgot his Baltimore roots; the family would get together every Sunday and watch the Raven games. A stray cat could do no better than to find its way to his doorstep: he’d let them warm up in his garage in the wintertime and made sure to feed them every day. He was a sales manager for American Furniture Rental and enjoyed his career. After his retirement, laundry didn’t seem so bad.

But Mike’s most important moment in his life was when he interviewed a pretty girl named Gina for a cashier job at a Deli. She’d get the job and a husband. As much as a spitfire as Gina was, Mike was her calming force: “Take the high road, Gina” he’d always council. Their bond was unbreakable and they were the definition of true soul mates. Along with Gina came another family; there were no in-laws in Mike’s world, just more family members. Their 38-year marriage was blessed by three children: Michael David (Deanna) and twins, Maryanne (Shawn) Bolling and Carley (Michael)O’Hara and later by grandchildren, Michael Jr, Shawn Jr, Kennedy and Myles. He is survived by his sister, Roberta Pearlman.

Come celebrate 64 great years Tuesday 4-6 p.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro where there will be a 6 p.m. service.


  1. Alyson Couitt says:

    Mike was my boss at AFR, and I can not say enough nice things about him. I learned so much from him personally and professionally. We would often sit and talk in his office about life outside work, including reality TV which he LOVED. He would ask me about my family and my husband who he knew by name, and he always told me, family comes first, they are most important. My heart is breaking for his family, who he loved unconditionally. Carley and family, I am so sorry for your loss, and hope you can find peace, love, and laughter in the memories you have shared together.

  2. Deborah Howell says:

    Mike was a great person to work with, he always made me laugh, he will be missed, so sorry for your loss.

  3. Tom Miller says:

    Carley, her siblings and Mrs Glass. Your dad and husband was the nicest man that I ever met. A true gentleman and someone that I will never forget. I am truly lucky to have met Mike. The says only the good die young was never so true when it comes to Mike. Everyone that ever knew Mike came away better person we will miss him.

  4. Tom Miller says:

    The saying only the good die young is so true when it comes to Mike.

  5. Catherine M Nieves says:

    Michael Glass you were (are in my eye) the most loving, funny, understanding man I have ever met. You were a mentor and I looked up to you for your knowledge and reassurance, letting me know I was on the right path and I was doing a good job. I miss your smile, I loved that smile and that laugh! We will always have our Fire Tree😊
    May the road rise to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sunshine warm upon your face.
    May the rains fall upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

  6. Tom Miller says:

    Carley, MaryAnne, Michael and Mrs Glass. Mike was without a doubt the nicest man that I have ever met. I consider myself very lucky to have known this man. A true gentleman like no other. The saying only the good die young is so true in Mike’s case. We will miss him dearly.

  7. Shelby Cole says:

    My heart is saddened by the loss of Mike, please accept my condolences on his passing and my prayers are with the family. I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well wishes during this difficult time. …

  8. Clarice Spann says:

    Traveling with Mike Glass was always an adventure. I think he made it a personal challenge to see just how close we could cut to get to our gate. Now this challenge wasn’t without hiccups. Lost rental car keys, or wallet left at the hotel, but he always laughed at himself no matter what. It’s true that he was instantly liked by everyone. On one trip to Chicago, the fire alarm went off at about 1am, instead of going out of the building, Mike came to my room instead to make sure that I got out safely. While standing outside in the frigid air, Mike jokes ” You think this would be a bad time for a cigarette” everyone around us laughed. He always had gum, mints or candy to offer and when we stopped at a convenient store, he would by a lottery ticket or scratch off. We talked endlessly about our families while I clung for dear life when driving with Mike. He laughed so hard when he saw my putting on brakes from the passenger side of the car. I didn’t need any exercise or a workout if traveling with Mike, just our rides together would get my heart racing. His simple acts of kindness, like grabbing a bagel, or juice (just in case I get hungry) he always bought me something out of the store, even when I told him that I didn’t want anything. Whenever we were out at networking events, he would always grab food and drinks for both of us (even if he didn’t like it) he was such a picky eater. He knows exactly what he wants. I have lots of memories that I will cherish. Thank you Gina, Michael, Carley and Maryanne for sharing Mike with us. It’s been my absolute pleasure knowing him. God Bless you all.

  9. Ed tischler says:

    Mike you will be missed,
    so sorry for the whole family.

  10. Edward G. Davis says:

    Mike, you and your yours have been like family to me for many years now.
    Life is precious and you made the most of it.
    Rest in Peace Friend.

  11. Tom Molony says:

    We traveled a lot together during AFRs expansion & I always looked forward to our dinners together(even though Mike always arrived late, Glass time we called it). At dinner our conversations always turned from work to talking about our families. Mike was very proud of his family & we would trade stories back & forth. I felt like I knew Gina, Carley, Maryanne & Mike jr. long before I met them. Our families were similar in a lot of ways & I learned a lot from Mike on how to be a better father, husband & grand father. Mike was my co-worker but he became my good friend. I will never forget him. The Molony family offers our condolences to the Glass family in your time of sorrow. He will be missed.

  12. Jean Marszalek says:

    Michael Glass was our nephew by marriage. He was a wonderful thoughtful man and we loved him. Rest with the angels ….. Love Aunt Jean and Uncle Mike

  13. Sue Anderson says:

    Mike was cherished by the Anderson Family. He was so respectful and kind to my parents, Bob and Shirley, my sister, Vicki, and myself during our years at ExecuStay and Suite for You. He was a selfless man with strong family values. His love for life and laughter were contagious. It’s been a while since we’ve seen each other but whenever we did it was like yesterday. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs your way.
    Sue, Bob, Shirley, and Vicki Anderson

  14. Alex Brandenburg says:

    Mike was a good man and will be missed.

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