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Francis Marshall Glazier Jr. ’49

Published in Mar. 4, 1992, issue

FRANK GLAZIER died of leukemia Aug. 5, 1991, at his summer home in New London, N.H.

If you didn't know Frank during his year at Princeton, just recall the most gallant of the pilots in the T.W.A. ads, and you've got him. He was born in Watertown, Mass., on Sept. 9, 1927, and attended schools in Beverly, Mass., where he became a member of the National Honor Society, and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He joined the Naval Air Corps prior to coming to Princeton, and in June 1948 he received his commission and was assigned to antisubmarine and hurricane reconnaissance work. He flew 14 missions into the eye of hurricanes as one of the first members of the Hurricane Reconnaissance Squadron based in Miami.

Frank then attended M.I.T., receiving his B.A. in chemical engineering in Sept. 1953, and went to work for Boeing as a process engineer in structural adhesives. In 1955 he began work for T.W.A., flying both domestic and international flights, and he married Marjorie Hamill, with whom he had five children. They lived in Lynnfield, Mass., for 20 years while he flew out of Boston's Logan Airport and J.F.K. in N.Y.C. Frank retired from TWA. in 1988 as a captain, and with 42 years in the Navy and Naval Reserve. In recent years Frank lived in Naples, Fla., remained an avid Civil War buff, and was a member of the Retired Officers Association and the Navy League,

Frank is survived by his widow, Marge; sons Robert and Andrew; daughters Pauline Welch, Carolyn, and Alison; and a granddaughter. Our hearts go out to them in the loss of this very fine man.

The Class of 1949

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