Tucson, AZ - William Davison Glover, 88, of Ames Hill Road in Marlboro, died Thursday morning, November 16, 2017. He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly thirty-eight years, Barbara Hassler Glover.
Bill was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 6, 1928, the son of William Curtis and Ruth Longenecker Glover. He was raised in Larchmont, NY and graduated from Mamaroneck High School, Class of 1946. He went on to graduate from the Davenport College of Yale University in 1950, with a BS in Chemical Engineering. While at Yale, Bill was on the varsity swim team.
Following college, Bill married the late Susan MacCallum and they had three children. Bill began his career as a sales engineer, first in Ohio and then in Pennsylvania. Later, the family moved to Fairfield, CT, where Bill took over his father’s business, Write, Inc. in Bridgeport, which he ran until its sale in the late 1970’s.
In addition to his business career, Bill was active with his local Episcopal parishes, helping to found St. Timothy’s in Fairfield. Throughout his life, he was involved with community and national politics in several roles, including serving a term as Second Selectman for the Town of Fairfield. Leisure activities included travel, gourmet cooking, boating, and tennis, and Bill had a great love of architecture and construction, renovating a barn to make the family’s home in Fairfield.
Bill was an avid skier, and in 1959 purchased land on Ames Hill in Marlboro, Vermont to build a vacation cabin that he named Blueberry Patch. He taught the kids to ski on the hills and rope tows of Hogback and Pine Top mountains. It was at the cabin that Bill developed a great love for Vermont; for Ames Hill and Marlboro; and for South Pond, where he served for many years on the AHMCC board. Over time, Bill added additional structures on the property, including Blueberry Lodge, a large gathering place for an ever-growing extended family.
After retirement, Bill and Barbara began splitting time between Vermont and Arizona, and Bill pursued his interest in writing. He published a book on Yale Engineering, entitled “STEM at Yale: Up Down Up”, and a second book, “Francis of Assisi: His Legacy to our World”, that he completed just before his passing.
In addition to his wife Barbara, Bill leaves two sons, William Robert (Linda) and John Somers (Mary Custis) Glover, and daughter, Cynthia Davison Glover, as well as stepsons, Brent Pat (Mary) and Glenn David (Linda) Bazzano, and stepdaughter, Donna Jill Goldstein (Harris), and a multitude of grandchildren and great grandchildren, to whom he was completely devoted. He is pre-deceased by his parents, and his brother, John Curtis Glover.
A service in celebration of Bill’s life will be held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Brattleboro, Vermont on Monday, December 4th at 10:30 am, with Rector Mary Lindquist officiating. Burial at King’s Cemetery in Marlboro immediately follows the service, then a reception at Blueberry Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill Glover’s name may be made to the Vermont Land Trust.