ALBANY – Glen R. Weatherholtz, 73 of Albany, died Sunday, August 14, 2011 at his home after a courageous battle of esophageal cancer. Glen’s devoted wife Roz of just under 50 years remained faithfully by his bedside during his final moments.
Glen was born on September 14, 1937 in New Holland, PA, however Glen has resided in Albany since the age of eight when his family moved from PA to Albany. He was the son of the late Glen (Slim) and Blanch Weatherholtz and the brother of the late Wayne Weatherholtz. Glen graduated from St. John’s in 1951, Christian Brothers Academy in 1955, Albany Business College in 1959 and later served in the National Guard for five years. In 1962 Glen was chosen as one of the original fifty employees of which 5,000 applicants were competing for employment with a new Canadian company known as Atlantic (LaFarge) Cement in Ravena, NY. Glen then began his life long career as an extremely dedicated, hardworking, devout loyal union man of which he retired after 45 ½ years of service. Glen was a true south end boy who loved his friends. Glen’s friends are the same today that he has had since eight years old which shows tremendous loyalty. He was also a faithful friend to the many men with whom he worked with along with our lovely and caring neighbors.
Glen is survived by his beloved wife Roz, his devoted daughters Debbie and (Jack) Crowder, Beth Weatherholtz , Carrie Deters and his sisters Dawn and Sharon Weatherholtz, his cherished grandchildren Misty Crowder and fiancée Scott Brady, Cody Crowder, and Crystal and (Nick) Anastasio, Tys and Aspen Deters and his special great granddaughter Isabella Sofia Anastasio. He is also survived by his mother in law Anne Lonn, brother in laws Jerry, and Robert (Loraine) Lonn. Glen also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to send their deep appreciation to the extraordinary, caring and loving staff of the Community Hospice of Albany. The wonderful care and attention they gave to Glen and his family during his battle is also appreciated and many special thanks to his nurse Nina who gave her time and compassion to his every need.
Funeral services will be held at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Avenue, Albany, NY on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 9:00 AM. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 4-8pm. Interment will be held privately at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205. If you wish to leave a message of condolence for the family, or obtain directions to the funeral home please visit www.hansfuneralhome.com .