Janet B. Glasier
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Janet Burk Glasier, a resident of Virginia Beach, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Sentara Virginia Beach General, due to complications from a heart attack.
She was pre-ceded in death by her father, Frederick C. Burk; and her mother, Amy Campbell Burk.
Janet was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, on June 23, 1942. She graduated from Swampscott High School in Massachusetts in 1960, and then studied fashion merchandising at Nasson College in Maine. Shortly after ending her college career, she met and married the love of her life, U.S. Naval Officer, Ensign Peter Keith Glasier, on April 25, 1964.
When her first son came along in 1969, she then devoted her life to her family, and the Navy family way of life. While living in Italy, she was a warm, stabilizing force in assisting young Navy families adjust to a foreign culture.
Janet's upbeat personality, graciousness, and compassion to lend an unjudging ear to anyone made it a pleasure to be around her. She adored and loved her family, and they truly were the most important thing in her life.
Through the advancements of technology and Facebook, her family grew ten-fold. She had a smile, a joke, and a good word for everyone. She was everyone's friend and every child's mom. She probably would be the first to "like" a post on Facebook, and leave an encouraging comment. She in turn was loved and adored by all.
She leaves behind her loving, adoring husband of almost 53 years, Peter, formerly of Portland; along with the memory of Peter's brother Bruce, a former sports director at WCSH-TV, and his mother and father, Dora and Keith Glasier, former state editor of the Portland Press Herald; brother, Fred and his wife, Rosemarie; son, David; son, Scott and his wife, Maura; grandson, Justin; granddaughters, Devin and Megan; and several nieces and nephews.
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 9, 2017