Robert Winslow Glickert (AUSTIN, Texas)

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AUSTIN, Texas - Robert (Bob) Winslow Glickert, 92 of The Plaza at Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, TX, died on Sunday morning, February 21, 2010. Born on December 14, 1917 in St. Louis, Mo., the eldest of three children, his family moved to Augusta, GA where he grew up with his parents, Francis and Maude and his brother James and sister Mary Jane. He was a Boy Scout and recalled Augusta as a "rather small town in those days where life was quiet and peaceful'. He attended Richmond Academy High School where he was on the basketball and tennis teams, class of 1937, graduated from Augusta College (now ASU) in 1939 and Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC, in 1940 where he attended on a tennis scholarship. He won the Augusta City Tennis Championship in 1939 and was a member of Augusta Country Club. He held a Master's Degree in Education from Stanford University and a master's Degree in American History from American University. He served 27 years as a Marine Corps Officer, retiring as a Colonel and was decorated for many contributions, including his role as an artillery commander at Guadalcanal. After leaving the Marine Corps he became the Assistant Superintendent of Personnel for Prince Georges County Schools in Maryland. After living in Upper Marlboro and Annapolis he moved to Riderwood Retirement Community in Silver Spring, Maryland in 200X and later to Austin, TX in 2008. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Betty Batchelder Glickert; his sister, Mrs. Thomas Saul, Sr.; his son William and wife Barbara; his son Robert and wife Anita; his daughter Kathy and husband John R. Allen (Lt.Gen. USMC); and his son James and wife Cindy; 9 grandchildren, Keith Glickert and wife Audrey, Bobby Glickert, Michael Glickert, Betty Allen Wightman and husband Sam, Bobbie Allen, Charles Tytler, Samantha Sunne, Georgia Glickert and Gunnar Glickert; and one great-grandchild, Claire Glickert. He is predeceased by his brother James. Bob was a wonderful father, friend and inspiration to all. He remained active and was well-read with a strong focus on world events, government and personal finance. He was sought out and respected for his advice based on knowledge and life experience and was an inspiration to family and friends. Until late in life he was an active tennis player and golfer and maintained a tremendous love for the sports. He and Betty regularly attended the Masters Golf Tournament for the last forty years. He will always be remembered for his ability to combined thoughtful anecdotes and life experience in humorous and entertaining stories. His love of country was only preceded by his love of family. He was a devoted husband and father and often referred to his wife Betty as the love of his life and his best friend. His death was peaceful, he was in a state of grace and his family was with him as he departed this world. Visitation will take place at Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin TX from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, February 26, 2010, A memorial service will be conducted at Harrell Funeral Home at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 27, 2010. There will be a service in Virginia at the Ft. Meyer's Chapel at 8:45 am on March 23rd and he will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery following the service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to The Wounded War Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675- 8517. http://www.woundedwarrior project.org/ Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-February 25, 2010

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