Family Login:

Edmund J. Glabus

Obituary for Edmund J. Glabus

April 16, 1939 - January 23, 2018
Carlisle, Pennsylvania | Age 78


Edmund J. Glabus, age 78, of Carlisle, PA, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle Hospital.

He was born April 16, 1939 in Chicago, IL to the late Edmund M. and Eleanore K. (Lysakowski) Glabus and was baptized at St. Thecla Catholic Church.
Ed attended St. Theresa's Elementary School and completed his secondary education at Marmion Military Academy, Aurora, IL where he was head of the drill team and President of his class. He graduated from Loyola University, Chicago with a BS in English, where he was head of his ROTC class, the drill team and President of TKE Fraternity Chapter. Ed received his Master's Degree in Public Administration from Auburn University, AL. In addition, he attended the Air Force Command and Staff College and the US Army War College, Carlisle. As a senior in high school, Ed met his lovely bride, K. Carol "Binnie" (Poull), a junior, while acting in a school play. After graduating from Loyola, Ed married Carol and joined the Army.

Ed proudly served two tours in Vietnam. After continuing his service at the Pentagon, he went on to become a West Point Regimental Commander. He then returned to teach at the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA. He retired as Colonel of Infantry.

Upon retiring from the military, Ed was called into service for our Lord in God's army and worked for the Archdiocese of Harrisburg as the Assistant to the Vicar General and was instrumental in the success of the Parish Consultations Process. Ed was a devout Catholic and active member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carlisle where he served as Lay Eucharist Minister and devoted appointed teacher of the RCIA program. Ed (and Carol) sponsored many candidates and catechumens in their faithful journeys. Ed's passions and hobbies, in addition to his love of God, family and country, included a purposeful religious life, reading, fitness, bowling, fixing things, CHOCOLATE, and fishing.

He is survived by: his wife of 56 years, K. Carol "Binnie" (Poull) Glabus of Carlisle, PA; five children, Edmund M. Glabus of Kensington, MD, Katherine M. (husband Douglas) McCullough of Driftwood, TX, Anne M. (husband Mark) Troyanowski of Naperville, IL, Jeanne T. (husband Chris) Barys of Rancho Mission Viejo, CA and Elizabeth S. Glabus of Harrisburg, PA; three siblings, Dale, Jan and Marlene, all of Illinois; and eleven grandchildren, Brittany, Kaitlin, Justin, Allyson, Keegan, Sydney, Briana, Christopher, Tierney, Lauryn and Aaron.

In addition to his parents, Edmund was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Virginia Jeanne.

Visitation will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 9 A.M. until the time of service at 10:30 A.M. at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marmion Academy, 1000 Butterfield Rd., Aurora, IL 60502.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marmion Academy, 1000 Butterfield Rd., Aurora, IL 60502
  • Marmion Academy
    1000 Butterfield Rd.
    Aurora, IL 60502

Arrangements By

Healy Chapel

332 W Downer Pl
Aurora, IL 60506
Map  | Profile

View Phone Number