Past President Stanley Glasser, H.B. Joins Chapter Eternal
Stanley Glasser, H.B.
Stanley Glasser, H.B., OH Mu ’48 joined the Chapter Eternal on March 19, 2010. Brother Glasser was an active volunteer and supporter of Pi Lambda Phi throughout his life. He truly lived the motto, “Not Four Years, but a Lifetime.”
Brother Glasser served as Archon of his beloved OH Mu chapter at the University of Cincinnati. Stan always supported the chapter through the highs and lows. When the chapter closed, he was responsible for seeing the chapter reactivated.
Brother Glasser’s contributions extended far beyond OH Mu and Cincinnati. He was active with the International Fraternity over the past five decades. His involvement led to being elected the President of the International Executive Council where he began the process to modernize the operation of the fraternity. After serving as President of the IEC, Stan continued to seek improvements to make Pi Lambda Phi better. Stan oversaw the modernization of the Pi Lambda Phi Educational Foundation and served as the first President of the Foundation and later as Chairman.
He firmly believed that it was important for the fraternity to have Alumni involved in the chapters and the International Fraternity. He made an extensive effort, which was carried forward by succeeding Pi Lam Presidents, to have the fraternity represented by a geographically diverse mixture of Alumni Brothers on the IEC. Stan believed that this added to the strength of Pi Lam as these individuals brought different backgrounds and experiences to the fraternity by virtue of where they lived or grew up.
Executive Director Emeritus George Beck, H.B. said, “Stan was a true Pi Lam, through and through.”
“Stan bled purple and gold,” Past President Stanley Klunder, H.B. added, “he spent many a night at conclaves, conventions and chapter events, always willing to help our young Brothers find their way through fraternity and advice on life.”
Stan was always candid with his opinions. He was never afraid to look for outside opinions and experiences to develop new ways to help Pi Lambda Phi.
Brother Glasser is survived by his son Daniel. Stan is interned at Schachnus Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Due to Brother Glasser’s numerous contributions he will be memorialized with a period of mourning throughout Pi Lambda Phi. Until May 1, 2010 all brothers of Pi Lambda Phi are asked to observe the mourning tradition and obscure the letters of Pi Lambda Phi on their brother badges.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Pi Lambda Phi Educational Foundation.