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Dale Gordon Glass

1941 - 2021

Sara Road Chapel


Dale Gordon Glass passed away on March 24, 2021 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico at the age of 79. He was an amazing, loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, and a devoted family man.

He was born in Beaver Valley, Pennsylvania to Ivan and Mary Glass. He grew up in Ohio where he graduated from Stow High School. He attended college at The University of Akron, graduating with a BA degree in 1967, with a major in Urban Planning. Following a year of graduate studies, he joined the Air Force, serving in Virginia and Korea. He next worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency in Arlington, Virginia. Eventually, lured by the beautiful New Mexico weather, he and his family moved to Rio Rancho. He pursued a career with the Middle Rio Grande council of Governments, retiring as the Deputy Director of the staff after 25 years. He then went on to doing part time work as a consultant for Transcore and for Parsons Brinkerhoff.

An avid outdoorsman, Dale enjoyed camping, hiking, fishing, boating, hunting, gardening, and photography. He was an enthusiastic RVer and he and his wife travelled throughout the country, photographing beautiful landscapes and animals. Following retirement, he eagerly devoted his time to his grandchildren.

Dale is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sharon Glass of Rio Rancho, NM; son, Kevin Glass of Albuquerque, NM; daughter-in-law, Victoria Glass of Albuquerque, NM; sister in-law, Beverly Glass of Buckeye, AZ; nephew, Michael Glass of Albuquerque, NM; brother-in-law, Ed and wife, Becky Brown of LaGrange, KY; and grandchildren, Savanna Glass and Tyler Glass of Albuquerque, NM. He is preceded in death by his father, Ivan Glass; mother, Mary Glass; brother, Richard Glass, and son, Steven Glass.


A private family service was held, Interment will take place at a later date at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM.



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