Michael A. "Wheels" Glasser Jr.

Born: Wed., Mar. 26, 1952
Died: Sun., Sep. 24, 2017


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 29, 2017
Location: Heyl Funeral Home

Funeral Service

7:00 PM Fri., Sep. 29, 2017
Location: Heyl Funeral Home

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Michael A. “Wheels” Glasser Jr. age 65, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus. The son of Michael A. and Florence C. (Walters) Glasser he was born in Ashland, OH., on March 26, 1952. Mike had been a resident of Ashland all of his life having been employed with Western & Southern Insurance, Hospira, and currently with S.P.I. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1970 where he became a National Honor Society member, received eight varsity letters in three different sports: three in football, two in basketball, and three in track. Mike was a member of the basketball team that won the Cardinal Conference his junior and senior year, a member of the track team that set numerous conference records in the 880 relay and the medley relay. Because of these accomplishments he was selected as the 1970 varsity “Athlete of the Year”. In 1975 Mike graduated from Marietta College with a BA Degree in Sociology, a fraternity member, and played halfback with the Marietta College Pioneers. His accolades there were Most Efficient Offensive Back and MVP, First Team All Ohio Athlete Conference, Marietta Sports Team Player “Halfback” of the Decade, and placed in the 1975 edition of “Outstanding College Athletes of America”. In 1972 he entered another phase of his sports career, Fast Pitch Softball, playing center field with numerous local teams where his speed and quickness often robbed the batter of a hit or his fine and accurate throwing arm would make exceptional outs. Mike was the MVP at several tournaments playing in ASA State, National, and ICS World Tournaments. In 1997 he was inducted into the Ohio Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame and in 2000 Ashland County Sports Hall of Fame. He loved his family, spending time with his grandchildren, and his dogs. Bowling also was of interest to Mike. On July 15, 1978 Mike married Pamela Gordon who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters: Amanda and Megan Glasser both of Mansfield; his parents: Michael and Florence Glasser of Ashland; 2 grandchildren: Rylee and Treyvin; and a sister, Pat Kidd of Lorain, OH. Mike was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Thomas Glasser DVM who had resided in Ashland and Michigan. Services will be held 7:00 PM Friday, September 29, 2017 at Heyl Funeral Home, 227 Broad St., Ashland, OH., with Pastor Rich Pate officiating. The family will have a time of visitation Friday from 6:00 until 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the family or in Mike’s name to the Ashland County Sports Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 731, Ashland, OH., 44805. An online register book will be provided for family and friends to express condolences at www.heylfuneeralhome.com

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Lise Wiand Frulio
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Glasser,

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Mike's death. He was one of the finest people that I have ever known. His athletic skills were legendary but no match for his kindness. I remember well how much he loved all of his wonderful family. I will especially keep you in my thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow.


Ross Oehling
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
RIP old friend. Was a great friend, co-worker at Western-Southern, & played slow pitch & fast pitch softball for me. Pam & Family, sorry for your loss. I will remember many good times with Mike. Sure all of you have many good times to share & remember. Ross Oehling

marita j boothe
   Posted Thu September 28, 2017
i am so sorry for your loss thinking of you all in the days to come stay strong be there for each other love each other

   Posted Thu September 28, 2017
My friend; my heart goes to you and your family at this time. Please accept the loving and kind actions offered by those who hold you close. You will be in Carols and my prayers.

Janice Hines Korintus
   Posted Thu September 28, 2017
I realized you may not know who 'Janice' was. Hugs to you.

Oliver  C  Highman   II
   Posted Fri September 29, 2017
I am saddened to learn of Mike's death. He was my insurance man for years work with him and played softball against him.. Always was a friendly person who left us way to early. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow.

Steven Beem
   Posted Fri September 29, 2017
The lyrics from a song come to mind when thinking of Mike and his life: "Greatly Blessed, Highly Favored, Imperfect but Forgiven Child of God"

My condolences to Pam, Mike Sr, Florence and the rest of the family

Jeremy, Trisha & Oliver Stevens
   Posted Fri September 29, 2017
We are very sad to learn about the passing of our neighbor. The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do during this difficult time please let us know.

Doug Clark
   Posted Mon October 02, 2017
I am deeply saddened by Mike's passing. He was a very kind person, wonderful to work with, and a joy to be around. We loved to discuss sports especially the Cavaliers and Indians!

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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