Julia Glaser, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, died at age 97 on April 1, 2021, in Venice, Fla.
A first-generation American, Julia was one of seven children of Dorothy and Frank Robich, who emigrated to the U.S. from Eastern Europe not long after the turn of the 20th century. Julia was born and raised in Cohoes, N.Y.
Soon after high school, she met William Glaser and, following a brief courtship, the couple married. When Bill was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve during World War II, Julia followed her husband to his basic training site in Little Rock, Ark. She returned home to Albany, N.Y. to live with her in-laws and gave birth to her daughter Judith in 1944, while Bill was stationed in England during the war.
Following WWII, the couple reunited, welcomed a son, Bill Jr. in 1946, and eventually moved to Maryland so that Bill could attend Georgetown University Dental School. After Bill’s graduation, the Glasers returned to Albany, where they set up a dental practice that Julia helped organize. A second son, David, was born in 1966. The Glasers retired in 1987 and moved to Florida in 1990.
Julia will be fondly remembered by her son Bill Jr. and daughter-in-law Marilyn, son David and daughter-in-law Whitney, grandson Thomas and granddaughter Sarah. Julie was predeceased by her husband Bill and daughter Judy.
A service in Julie’s memory will be held on April 27 at the Sarasota National Cemetery.