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Fallen Phogger Brother

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Posted: 5/25/2010 12:27 AM

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My brother John Glaser was one of the bigger nerds on this board. Most of our conversations had something to do with KU and/or the phog, so in that way I thank all of you for giving me that much more time with my brother.

We did set up the John Glaser Memorial Fund at Bank of America.

I'm sure most of you guys have this through the facebook page John Glaser Memorial group, but here it is again.
FUNERAL SERVICES:
Thursday, May 27th 10:30AM
The Church of The Resurrection
13720 Roe Ave
Leawood, KS, 66224

FIREFIGHTER FUNERAL PROCESSIONAL:
Thursday, May 27th 9:30AM
Procession will begin at Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee & will drive past Shawnee Fire Headquarters on 65th & Quivira and will continue to The Church Of The Resurrection in Leawood.

VISITATION:
Wednesday, May 26th 4PM-8PM
The Church of The Resurrection
13720 Roe Ave
Leawood, KS, 66224

ALL SERVICES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

I look to you guys for a lot of advise so if you have any ideas to make John's memory even brighter for my family and especially my nephew Brecken and my beautiful niece Emma let me know.

I've been told that there are fire trucks on their way to KC from all over the country.I'm looking forward for his son to see how much of a hero my brother was and the love and support of his firefighter brothers home and abroad.

Thank you Tom for letting me back to the Phog, it really mean a lot to me.

The overwhelming support from people like you guys on the phog means so much to me and my family there's no words or amount of gratitude we could ever express.
I'm not as smart as I require of you.

Last edited 5/25/2010 12:34 AM by Icemanku

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Posted: 5/25/2010 12:39 AM

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So sorry for your loss...from what I knew of him from the phog he was a great man
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Posted: 5/25/2010 12:41 AM

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my thoughts are with you and your family and it's good to have you back on here
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Posted: 5/25/2010 12:46 AM

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I'm not as smart as I require of you.
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Posted: 5/25/2010 12:49 AM

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I'm not as smart as I require of you.
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Posted: 5/25/2010 12:53 AM

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I'm not as smart as I require of you.
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Posted: 5/25/2010 12:55 AM

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I don't know who's one starring Iceman's posts, but really? Come on.

So sorry for your loss, and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Those pictures really put things in perspective. A great guy, and I'll miss seeing his posts around here.
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Posted: 5/25/2010 1:05 AM

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You came to Kansas to play in THIS game.  -Bill Self 4/5/2008
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Posted: 5/25/2010 1:32 AM

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he was one of the consistently great posters on this board. great sense of humor, very creative, and always polite. for an ironman with a marine saber in his man-cave, he never felt the need to proclaim himself a big shot or a tough guy. only now it's so clear that he was both. totally gonna miss him.
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Posted: 5/25/2010 1:34 AM

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My heart goes out to you and your family. 

I'm calling my brothers tomorrow.


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Posted: 5/25/2010 2:26 AM

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Thanks for sharing those pictures to give those of us who didn't know him, but for the phog, a better idea of the kind of brother, friend, father, human being he was. The pictures with his son are particularly heartbreaking.

I really am sorry for your loss, Iceman. I pray you and your family can find solace after this terrible loss.


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Posted: 5/25/2010 2:33 AM

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Let Brecken ride on one of those firetruck with you to ease his pain and not have any bad memory of firetrucks.
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Posted: 5/25/2010 5:36 AM

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IceMan,  I echo the sentiments of the rest of  the board when I tell you how sorry I am to hear of John's passing.  He is truly a hero and my heart goes out to you and the rest of his family.

I never met him, but we PM'd a couple of times when he gave me his recipe for steak in the iron skillet.  I went out and bought one on his recommendation and had one of the best steaks of my life.  I was so proud of it that I posted pictures (how nerdy is that?) on the Phog (see below).

So, here's a meat toast to John!  We'll miss you.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3550/3520406968_2e68d7803b_m.jpg






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Posted: 5/25/2010 6:54 AM

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HawkinDeutschland wrote: frown
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Posted: 5/25/2010 8:52 AM

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gravyshanks wrote: he was one of the consistently great posters on this board. great sense of humor, very creative, and always polite. for an ironman with a marine saber in his man-cave, he never felt the need to proclaim himself a big shot or a tough guy. only now it's so clear that he was both. totally gonna miss him.

Also as someone who never met John, I, too, am going to miss him.  I think marketing said it best on the farewell thread: Phog.net is like the neighborhood bar, where everyone goes to kick back, have a drink and discuss life with family.  JFF was always good for a pat on the back; someone to make you feel good when things aren't going well.

I have a hard time when people who pledge their lives to protect us end up having to pay the price.  Ice, from all accounts, that is what your brother was all about.  It is true:  too often, the good die young.  We'll miss him here on the Phog, but I can't imagine what his family and friends are going through.  God bless and God speed to you and your family, Ice.

-bp

“We’re supposed to win. This is Kansas. It’s what we do.” -- Sherron Collins

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Posted: 5/25/2010 9:13 AM

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bpjhawk wrote:
gravyshanks wrote: he was one of the consistently great posters on this board. great sense of humor, very creative, and always polite. for an ironman with a marine saber in his man-cave, he never felt the need to proclaim himself a big shot or a tough guy. only now it's so clear that he was both. totally gonna miss him.

Also as someone who never met John, I, too, am going to miss him.  I think marketing said it best on the farewell thread: Phog.net is like the neighborhood bar, where everyone goes to kick back, have a drink and discuss life with family.  JFF was always good for a pat on the back; someone to make you feel good when things aren't going well.
I definitely agree. It's strange that the death of someone we've never met can affect us so much, but that's the great thing about the Phog.

These pictures are making me weepy, especially the ones with his little boy.


"Learn to read, slut." - Shaknbake

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Posted: 5/25/2010 9:14 AM

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Welcome back Iceman and thanks for the pics, you have my sympathy and my heart goes out to the wife and kids.
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Posted: 5/25/2010 9:25 AM

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Those pics are great.  He seems like a really really great guy. 

It's funny how much more there is to people on Phog than meets the eye.

Hang in there, Ice.

"Did ya ever have the feeling you been swindled?"  Johnny Rotten, San Francisco 1977
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Posted: 5/25/2010 9:37 AM

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Great pictures, Iceman. Your brother was a fun guy to know through the phog, I can only imagine the friend, brother, son, husband, and father he must have been.

I believe I read in the Star yesterday, that the processional will go all the way down Quivira, from the fire house to COR at 135th. My office is along the way, so I plan on walking down to watch the procession.
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Posted: 5/25/2010 9:44 AM

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kcnut wrote: Let Brecken ride on one of those firetruck with you to ease his pain and not have any bad memory of firetrucks.

My husband is a firefighter (just took an early retirement) and years ago one of his comrades literally dropped dead of a heart attack. If you have never been to a firefighter's funeral, it is an amazing experience. Goosebumps during the entire ceremony. The 'last call' (where they play the recording of the call that they went on when the life was lost) will chill your bones. On the way to the cemetery there were firetrucks on every bridge and overpass we passed under with fire personnel standing at attention. A great honor for men & women who put their lives on the line every time they get a call, hardly ever thinking it will be their last. 
RIP John Glaser.  frown
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Posted: 5/25/2010 9:45 AM

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I got to work this morning and saw Iceman's post. Broke my heart reading it, had some tears knowing a brother, a father, a husband, a son, a Jayhawk...a hero...was taken far too soon. Then I got to the photos and I LMAO at the sunflower sequence. What great pics. Then I get to the one of John holding Brechen's hand by the pond and I start to break down again. Thank you for sharing a small piece of your brother with us. I can't imagine what you and your family are going through, but I hope you find peace and solace knowing your brother was a great man. I wish I had the pleasure of knowing him, because he would have made me a better a person. In fact, in a way, he already has. God bless.

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Posted: 5/25/2010 9:45 AM

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Sorry for your loss, Iceman. We'll do what we can to help getting donations, and Phog.net and the Light family will both donate.
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Posted: 5/25/2010 10:13 AM

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muffnudge wrote: I got to work this morning and saw Iceman's post. Broke my heart reading it, had some tears knowing a brother, a father, a husband, a son, a Jayhawk...a hero...was taken far too soon. Then I got to the photos and I LMAO at the sunflower sequence. What great pics. Then I get to the one of Jeff holding Brechen's hand by the pond and I start to break down again. Thank you for sharing a small piece of your brother with us. I can't imagine what you and your family are going through, but I hope you find peace and solace knowing your brother was a great man. I wish I had the pleasure of knowing him, because he would have made me a better a person. In fact, in a way, he already has. God bless.

This! Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the entire Glaser family.

Last edited 5/25/2010 10:17 AM by WhiteSuxDirtybirds

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Posted: 5/25/2010 10:54 AM

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From a fellow "ice" phog handle, my deepest sympathies to you and your family.  I will definitely be making to the area of Quivera and Johnson drive to watch the procession.
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Posted: 5/25/2010 11:00 AM

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Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your brother.
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up my childish ways.
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Posted: 5/25/2010 11:03 AM

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IceMan, my wife spent some time with John's wife her/their freshman year at KSU, and she and I share a lot of the same friends in common, so the news of his passing definitely hit home with me/us. John's two kids are within a month or so of the ages of both of my boys, and in fact, they were due with their first the same day my wife and I were due with ours.

This story rattles me and my wife to the core, and I feel horrible for you and the rest of the family. Keep your head up and know that we'll never know why some people leave us too soon, and all we can do is savor the good times we have in their memory.

I didn't personally know John or his wife outside of this board and our board, but the limited amount I knew of him helped me respect him. While I didn't always agree with some of his KSU smack, I did respect his passion for all things KU and he did seem like a genuinely great guy, who had his priorities in order, which has obviously been confirmed repeatedly over the last few days.

He was a good man, and it sucks he was taken from all of us. Thanks for the photos, but I must say the one of him by the pond absolutely kills me.

Keep your head up. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. May God bless you all.

 

Posted: 5/25/2010 12:13 PM

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muffnudge wrote: I got to work this morning and saw Iceman's post. Broke my heart reading it, had some tears knowing a brother, a father, a husband, a son, a Jayhawk...a hero...was taken far too soon. Then I got to the photos and I LMAO at the sunflower sequence. What great pics. Then I get to the one of Jeff holding Brechen's hand by the pond and I start to break down again. Thank you for sharing a small piece of your brother with us. I can't imagine what you and your family are going through, but I hope you find peace and solace knowing your brother was a great man. I wish I had the pleasure of knowing him, because he would have made me a better a person. In fact, in a way, he already has. God bless.
The pond picture brings me to tears.
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Posted: 5/25/2010 12:19 PM

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bigkufan wrote:
muffnudge wrote: I got to work this morning and saw Iceman's post. Broke my heart reading it, had some tears knowing a brother, a father, a husband, a son, a Jayhawk...a hero...was taken far too soon. Then I got to the photos and I LMAO at the sunflower sequence. What great pics. Then I get to the one of Jeff holding Brechen's hand by the pond and I start to break down again. Thank you for sharing a small piece of your brother with us. I can't imagine what you and your family are going through, but I hope you find peace and solace knowing your brother was a great man. I wish I had the pleasure of knowing him, because he would have made me a better a person. In fact, in a way, he already has. God bless.
The pond picture brings me to tears.
Me too.

Hang in there Ice.
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Posted: 5/25/2010 1:30 PM

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I live 700 miles away, never met John in real life and only interacted with JFF on the phog a handful of times, but I feel like I received a gigantic kick in the nuts.

Ice - It is obvious that your brother lived a tremendous life in such a short time on this planet.  Please share our admiration with his wife, his kids and the rest of your family.
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Posted: 5/25/2010 1:50 PM

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Iceman -- thank you for sharing your pictures, and as such, some of the memories you have of your brother.   As a mother of two (soon to be three) young boys, when I see the pictures of the two of you together and recall some of the stories you have shared with us, I pray that someday my kids will find that some sort of special relationship with their brothers.    I know you know what a wonderful gift you were given to have that sort of person in your life as your brother.  I am so deeply sorry that he was taken from you way too early.  

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Posted: 5/25/2010 1:54 PM

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My life turned a new chapter just a few weeks ago as I became a father for the first time, and the feeling is nothing short of extraordinary.

As such, it's incredibly saddening to me to see another family get torn apart, especially since everyone was counting on having so many more years together.

I know I'm just one of many in a long, long line - but deepest condolences from the bottom of my heart to John's family.
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Posted: 5/25/2010 2:01 PM

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muffnudge wrote: I got to work this morning and saw Iceman's post. Broke my heart reading it, had some tears knowing a brother, a father, a husband, a son, a Jayhawk...a hero...was taken far too soon. Then I got to the photos and I LMAO at the sunflower sequence. What great pics. Then I get to the one of Jeff holding Brechen's hand by the pond and I start to break down again. Thank you for sharing a small piece of your brother with us. I can't imagine what you and your family are going through, but I hope you find peace and solace knowing your brother was a great man. I wish I had the pleasure of knowing him, because he would have made me a better a person. In fact, in a way, he already has. God bless.
Because muff said it better than I could have.  I am so very sorry for your loss.








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Posted: 5/25/2010 2:29 PM

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It certainly looks like you and your brother made the most out of the time you had together. I can hardly look at the pictures of him with his children (mine are the exact same ages). I truly wish there was more I could do. Like many of the others, I didn't know your brother personally, but I can't help but think he would have tried to do something for my family (or any other phoggy) if the situation was reversed. The world is a lesser place without him.


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Posted: 5/25/2010 3:17 PM

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I am so sorry for your families loss. sometimes life just isn't fair.

Posted: 5/25/2010 4:48 PM

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My concolences go out to you and your family. I live in Shawnee and have several friends who are fire fighters, some who were there from Olathe and OP. I did not know your brother but he sounds like he was a great guy.
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Posted: 5/25/2010 4:57 PM

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Thanks for sharing Iceman. It hurts when you lose someone close to you. I can't imagine losing someone as good as your brother. I know I will fondly remember what little of him I knew.

My life and perspective just got adjusted a little bit. Warmest thoughts and prayers to you and all of those who loved John.

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Posted: 5/25/2010 5:21 PM

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CPAHawk wrote: My life and perspective just got adjusted a little bit.

Isn't that the truth and I know that there are probably alot of us that could and, hopefully, will benefit from said adjustment.  I feel like it's a gift from JFF.








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Posted: 5/25/2010 6:17 PM

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bigkufan wrote:

The pond picture brings me to tears.

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Posted: 5/25/2010 8:01 PM

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Hoopshooter wrote: IceMan,  I echo the sentiments of the rest of  the board when I tell you how sorry I am to hear of John's passing.  He is truly a hero and my heart goes out to you and the rest of his family.

I never met him, but we PM'd a couple of times when he gave me his recipe for steak in the iron skillet.  I went out and bought one on his recommendation and had one of the best steaks of my life.  I was so proud of it that I posted pictures (how nerdy is that?) on the Phog (see below).

So, here's a meat toast to John!  We'll miss you.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3550/3520406968_2e68d7803b_m.jpg
My wife is out of town, and I fired a steak on the old Cast Iron, in tribute to John.  From a fellow fireman, YOU are remembered, and missed.

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The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
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Posted: 5/25/2010 8:42 PM

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No one has mentioned John's parents yet.
Nobody should have to bury their children.
My thoughts also go out to them.

You and I, we're puppets in the same sick play. We serve the same master and he's an ungrateful lunatic. There's nothing we can do about it. You and I are the same.


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