James Glass
James Glass

James Glass

Rest In Peace...
1945 - 2009

James Glass

James C. Glass, 63, Suquamish, Wash.

Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Lewiston Tribune

James Charles Glass, of Kitsap County, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, while visiting family in Wilmington, N.C. He was 63.

Jim was born at Iron Mountain, Mich., to James H. and Violet H. Glass on Sept. 21, 1945.

Growing up in Lewiston, he worked in his father's shop, learning the woodworking trade. Jim was a third generation woodworker and craftsman.

Jim married Mary Ellen Goans, also of Lewiston, August 1965. Shortly after they wed, Jim took a position with the O.B. Williams Company in Seattle, and he and Mary later made their home on Bainbridge Island, Wash. He resided on Bainbridge Island and in Suquamish, Wash., for 36 years. Jim retired November 2008, deservedly proud of his 42 years with O.B. Williams.

He is survived by his wife; sister, Marjorie Wilson and Gale; two sons, James D. and Lisa, and Kelby and Heather; eight grandchildren, Will, Nicole, Tal, Zac, Christina, Jared, Noah and Luke; and his former daughter-in-law, Sandy and Scott.

Jim was ever-present in his sons' and grandsons' activities that included pinewood derby, wrestling, baseball, band concerts and most recently taking his step great-grandchildren to the park. In addition to his active family life, Jim enjoyed helping friends and neighbors with their home improvement projects.

He loved people and was passionate about serving others. Jim always kept a mental tally of projects that people were working on and he continually thought about different ways to help complete those projects, often before he was asked to help.

Jim was a great teacher, and when he helped you he always showed you how to do what was needed with great patience and humor. A faithful servant of his Lord Jesus Christ, Jim shared God's love daily by the example he set in his own life. He enjoyed sharing his faith and telling stories, often humorous anecdotes, while taking the offering during services at New Covenant Fellowship, where he and Mary were members. Jim was also active and served as a leader of a Kitsap County Christian Men's Roundtable.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Christ Memorial Church, 18901 Eighth Ave. N.E., Poulsbo, Wash. The family would love all who knew Jim to attend, to share with us and to celebrate Jim's presence in our lives.

2004 Reunion News

Spouse's Name: Mary Ellen
Current residence: Suquamish WA
Occupation: Millworker-OB William Co, Seattle 37 years
Spouse's Occupation:
Family: James D 38; Kelby T 29; Grandchildren 6
Past Highlights: Loss of bodies and gain of larger house. Loss of hair but gain of wisdom and grandchildren. Little less energy but a few less projects.
Future Plans: Live as practicing for eternity.

30 Year Reunion 1994

Spouse's Name: Mary Ellen
Current residence: Bainbridge Island WA
Occupation: Millman/Cabinet maker.
Spouse's Occupation: Homemaker/volunteer.
Family: James 28; Kelby 19.
Number of grandchildren: 3
Places lived in the last 10 years: Bainbridge.

10 Year Reunion 1974

Spouse's Name: Mary Ellen (Goans)
Current residence: Bainbridge Island WA
Occupation: Millman, Cabinet Maker
Spouse's Occupation: Homemaker, Farmer
Family: James David 8.
My wife, formerly Mary Ellen Goans, son and I moved to the Seattle are in June of 1966. I've been working as a millman-cabinet maker since graduation. After remodeling our home in Seattle last summer, we bought an 80-year old farmhouse on Bainbridge Island. We'll be working on that for a few years now. I still work in Seattle and commute daily by ferry.

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