The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94830 Message #1838693
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
19-Sep-06 - 07:10 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Joe Glazer (1918-2006)
Subject: Obit: Joe Glazer
Sad news as reported by the Labor Heritage newsgroup:
Joe Glazer, Labor's Troubadour, and Chairman of the Labor Heritage Foundation, passed away this afternoon. Joe was a giant in the labor movement, and he will be missed. I was with Joe and Mildred yesterday afternoon. He could not speak, other than to mouth the word "Joe" when Mildred asked him if he knew who was there to see him. We shook hands, and all I could think about was what an unbelievably full life he lived, and what an incredible contribution he made to the labor movement, and to progressive politics, public dialogue, and to making this world a better place for us all.
I will work tonight on a more fitting obituary, but wanted to let everyone know. Fred Barbash is writing an obituary for the Washington Post, which may run tomorrow, perhaps the next day. A memorial tribute is being planned.
As the wave washes on the shore, the water returns to the sea; and so it is with life.
The beat does go on, and Joe Glazer's beat will continue on forever though the people he touched and influenced.
Our love and best wishes go to his family and many friends.
http://www.uliners.com/ music website