Julius M. Glassman of Clifton Ave., Kingston died Sunday, September 20, 2009 at Benedictine Hospital. He was 82.
He was born in New York City on March 5, 1927, a son of the late Jacob and Bessie Babich Glassman. Formerly of New York City, Mr. Glassman moved to this area in 1939.
Mr. Glassman was a US Navy veteran of WW II. He married Theresa Crispino in 1946.
He began a career at the Kingston Police Department in 1954. He served as Chief of Police for the Department from 1972 1988. From 1996 2005 worked security at Kingston City Court.
A Life Member and Scholarship Committee member of the NYS Chiefs of Police Association, Mr. Glassman served as president for 3 years for the Ulster County Chiefs of Police. He belonged to the Kingston Police Gold Shield Society and served as president for 3 years for the Kingston Patrolmen's Association. A member of the Mid-Hudson Chiefs of Police; Police Conference of the State of NY; Retired Police Association of the State of NY, he also belonged to the Retired Public Employees Association and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. He was previously honored by Kingston Kiwanis Club for apprehending an armed robber and evacuating a business during a fire
Mr. Glassman was a Life Member of the Joyce - Schirick Post 1386, V.F.W and a member of the American Legion Post 150. He was honored as "Man of the Year" by the Kingston Moose Lodge. A member of the Kingston Chapter 2039, A.A.R.P., he also belonged to the C.S.E.A. Retirees, B.P.O.E., Kingston, and Wiltwyck Cemetery Board of Directors. A Parishioner of St. Mary's Church, he served as an usher for many years and volunteered at Kingston Hospital.
In Vero Beach, FL he belonged to the the Italian - American Club; Polish American Club; and Loyal Order of Moose. He belonged to the Spanish Lakes Italian American Club, Bocce Club (served as vice president and treasurer), Organ Club and Billiard Club, all in Ft. Pierce, FL.
One sister, Florence Schnurman, died in 2005.
Surviving is his wife of 63 years, Theresa Crispino Glassman; one son Alan Glassman of Kingston, one granddaughter Kim VanWert of Kingston, one great granddaughter Deena VanWert, one great great grandson Angel Julius "A.J." Velez, many nieces and nephews.
Reposing at the Simpson Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave. on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. The funeral procession will form on Thursday at 9:00 a.m. from the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church at 10:00 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Frank Damis. Entombment, with military honors by Joyce Schirick Post 1386, V.F.W., will be in Wiltwyck Community Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kingston Hospital Foundation, 396 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 or a charity of your choice.