VERO BEACH, Fla. Walter P. Glazer died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, just four days shy of his 100th birthday. He considered himself an honorary Statesvillian, having spent 10 days here in September, recovering from a broken hip while Hurricane Dorian threatened his home in Florida. He was born Dec. 21, 1919, in Cincinnati Ohio, the son of Walter N. and Susan W. Glazer, and died in his home, with his two sons at his side in Vero Beach, Fla. Walter served as a military pilot during World War II and the Korean conflict, flying a total of 52 combat missions. He is survived by sons, Walter P. Glazer Jr. (Ginny) and Earl B. Glazer (Terri); grandsons, Trip (Sarah), Drew (Adrianne), John (Phoebe), Bryan (Sara), and Collin; and great-grandchildren, Molly, Rusty, and Ruben. Walter was predeceased by wives, Helen B. Glazer in 1986, and Louise B. Glazer in 2018. He was laid to rest with military honors at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. His family would like to thank the many wonderful people who assisted Walter during his short stay in Statesville. Despite a hasty evacuation from the hurricane to safety in Statesville, Home Instead Senior Care stepped right up and provided immediate assistance with his daily needs. He was particularly fond of Terrie Heglar and Theresa Yoder, who were extraordinarily kind and professional. Michelle Smith and her colleagues at Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County worked their magic tending to his significant medical needs and turned a challenging situation into a time of wonderful and lasting memories. He was mentally sharp until the end, reading the Wall Street Journal every day, calling and texting with his iPhone, and keeping up with the activities of his grandchildren and their families.
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