Fredrick W. Glasby, Jr., of Nockamixon Twp., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at his residence. He was 57. His family is deeply saddened and shocked by his sudden death.
Fred is survived by his loving wife MB Glasby and devoted son Freddie, age 16, cousin Matthew Wenner who resided with him, his stepdaughter, Meghan Rumer and husband Ryan, stepson Seamus McLaughlin and his father Fredrick W. Glasby; also surviving is his sister Laurie Talbert and husband Christopher, nephew Theo Pizza, Jr and wife Kellie, niece Antoinette Caldwell and husband Zach, and former brother-in-law Theodore Pizza, Sr.
Fred was predeceased by his mother Suzanne Dunbar Glasby.
Fred also had many extended family members and friends that he loved and who loved him dearly. His pets are also missing him and looking for him, dogs Queenie, AKA Quinn, and Syd; and cats Nikki, Duff, and Louie.
Fred was a dynamic person with many talents and had a terrific sense of humor. He was a collector of anything and everything. He was very creative, he could make the most beautiful thing out of nothing. Fred loved music and loved to talk about his musical icons.
Fred was most proud of the summers he spent in Maine as a river guide, white water rafting on the Kennebec River. He made many dear friends and loved telling stories about his adventures as a river guide.
Fred worked for more than 20 years as a granite installer for Schlichter Tile and Marble. He found his niche doing that work, he was a true perfectionist and often said that if it wasn’t for his partner, Frank Aster, he never would have been able to work as long as he did.
Fred was an animal lover, both dogs and cats, and related to them better than most people. He most recently nursed our cat Nikki back to health after he was hit by a car in front of our house.
Fred often had difficulty expressing his emotions but those closest to him knew how much he loved MB and Freddie. Freddie was the light of his life and he knew he “was going to make it big someday!” He was thrilled that Freddie played the drums and loves music as much as he did. Fred was also very proud of his stepchildren, Meghan and Seamus. He was happy that they both are successful in the paths they have chosen to take.
As a family, we were really proud of Fred for getting sober after many years of over indulgence. He did so on his terms when he was ready and never drank again. Because of this, he and Freddie were able to develop a relationship and Freddie got to know the “real” Fred. They had a great bond and loved each other very much.
A celebration of Fred’s life will be held on Saturday, January 28th 2023 at 5:30 pm at the Point Pleasant Baptist Church, 35 River Rd, Point Pleasant, PA 18950. His family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until the time of the service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Fred’s memory may be made to a fund to support Freddie’s Scholarship Fund. Please check back for more information on where to send donations which will be provided shortly.
“I am prepared to meet my maker. Whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”