In Memory of George Glass
Name: George Glass
Spouse: Kumi Glass
Children: Hye Yon, Jiyeon, and George
Birth Date: September 4, 1946
Blessing Date: February 8, 1975
Ascension Date: June 18, 2020
George F. Glass ascended to the spirit world on June 18, 2020 at 2:45 PM after a brief but aggressive battle with leukemia. He received the Blessing in the 1800 Couples Blessing and was a leader in setting the worldwide foundation of the Unification movement in the 1970s and 1980s. Originally from Chicago, IL, George was raised Catholic and left home at 14 to attend the Seminary. Before joining the movement in New Orleans in 1972, George had hoped first to be a baseball player. When that didn’t work out, he resolved to become a surgeon. That all changed when he was invited to his first Divine Principle lecture.
He received training directly from True Father for 40 days at Barrytown in 1975 and was approved by True Parents as the first American missionary to the Republic of Singapore and later, the Regional Director of Southeast Asia until 1982. In the 1980s, George was the Director of the World Mission Dept., traveling all over the world.
In the 1990s, George coordinated speaking tours at universities and other projects for the True Children and True Mother. From 2002-2016 George was a student data analyst at the Montclair Public Schools system in Montclair, NJ. He was able to watch all his children graduate from Montclair High School and go off to college during his time there. In his final years after retiring from the Montclair school district, he went back to school at UTS to earn his Masters of Religious Studies in 2018 and learn Chinese at Rutgers. He entered UTS’s Doctor of Ministry program in 2020. George loved lifelong learning.
George will be remembered for his unending strength, wittiness, righteousness, dedication, devotion, work ethic, selflessness, and love for all things of creation. Every moment of his life was devoted to furthering True Parents’ mission.
He is survived by his wife, Kumi, two daughters, Hye Yon and Jiyeon, son, George, and two grandchildren.
George will be laid to rest at Mount Hebron Cemetery in Montclair, NJ on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM.
Due to concerns surrounding COVID19, the Seonghwa and Wonjeon ceremonies will be held privately for close family members only. However, the Glass family encourages friends to visit Mr. Glass’ gravesite at the Mount Hebron Cemetery in Montclair, NJ between 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM to pray and offer their respects. For safety, visitors are asked to please practice social distancing, wear a mask, and remain for 30 minutes max. Visitors will want to use the entrance on Valley Road.
We will start a 24-Hour Chain-Prayer for Mr. Glass beginning on Monday, June 22nd at 9:00 AM. If you are able to take part in the Chain-Prayer, please click here. For any questions, please contact Mrs. Yoko Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Condolence messages for the Glass family can be sent by email to George Glass Jr. at email@example.com.