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Richard L. Glazier, age 80 years, of Beverly, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Cornelia J. (Goss) Glazier.
Born in Waterville, Maine, he was the dear son of the late Ralph L. and Ruth F. (Fields) Glazier. Richard was a graduate of Waterville High School in Maine and was attending Gordon College in Wenham when he was drafted into the Navy. He later completed his Bachelor’s Degree from Northeastern University.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as a member of the United States Navy as a hospital corpsman, completing tours at Chelsea Naval Hospital and aboard the USS Thor. A high point of his Navy career was being credited with saving the life of a fellow seaman who was suffering from acute appendicitis by packing the patient in ice and evacuating him to a nearby Naval hospital.
Mr. Glazier had been employed as one of three Associate Chief Claims Examiners for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Company of Massachusetts for 25 years prior to his retirement in 1987. Following his retirement, he continued to work for the Allen Pen Company.
Richard was a Deacon and active member of the Maplewood Baptist Church in Malden. He was also a member of the Liberty Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Beverly for 27 years, part of which he served as chaplain. Richard loved to sing and sang in the Gordon College Choir as well as the First Baptist Church in Beverly and the Maplewood Baptist Church in Malden.
In addition to his wife with whom he shared 57 years of marriage, he is survived by a daughter, Janet R. Laverdiere and her husband, James G. of Boxford; three sons, Andrew S. Glazier and his wife, Lori Jean (Crosby) of Peabody, Richard A. Glazier and his wife, Cynthia (Bunten) of Danvers, Christopher R. Glazier and his wife, Sharon Beasley of York, Maine; eight grandchildren, Lindsay E. Glazier, Ashley Cammarata, Joshua, Jeremy and Julianna Laverdiere, Richard E, and Jenna-Mae Glazier, Daniel A. Glazier, two great-grandchildren, Adeline and Charles, one sister, Geneva Alice McLaughlin of Annapolis, Md. and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Everett Glazier and Eleanor McLaughlin.
His funeral service will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment at Central Cemetery, Beverly. Visiting hours will be on Friday, July 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in Richard’s memory to the Brain Injury Association of MA, 30 Lyman Street, Suite 10, Westborough, MA 01581 (www.biama.org) or the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 72 E Concord St, Boston, MA 02118. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on  July 6, 2017
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