William "Bill" L.

Glock, Sr.

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William "Bill" L. Glock, Sr.

Apr 06 1923 - Apr 05 2006

Mr. William “Bill” L. Glock, Sr., age 83, passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on April 5, 2006, in McKinney, Texas, after a valiant 10-year battle against Parkinson’s. Son of Louis and Elizabeth (Wagner) Glock, Bill was born April 6, 1923, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Carrick High School and entered the US Army, became a 1st Lt., Captain and pilot of a B-26 Marauder (AKA a Marauder Man). He piloted 52 combat missions over Europe in WWII until the final surrender of Germany. On August 22, 1945, he married the love his life, Evelyn L. Alber. After the war, he built a home in Baldwin (Pgh.) where they raised 4 children and lived until 2000. Bill and Evelyn moved to Texas in 2004 to spend the remainder of their golden years closer to their children. Bill was a career trucker, hauling steel inter- and intra-state throughout the height of Pittsburgh’s famed steel-producing era. Chosen based on his flawless driving record, he was entrusted with transporting the reactor vessels for Pennsylvania’s first nuclear reactor at Three Mile Island. He was a man of deep inner strength and quiet dignity. He had a heart of gold. Bill was a faithful servant of God and His Church, devoted husband, father and grandfather, hard working provider, skilled craftsman, trustworthy friend, generous neighbor, and ever an animal whisperer. He was widely known as the ultimate “Mr. Fix It”. He enjoyed big band music, dancing, carpentry, and gatherings with his family and life long friends. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Evelyn; children, Janet and husband, Fred Sorce of Yorktown, Virginia, Bill, Jr., and wife, Liliana Glock of Plano, Texas, Barbara Glock and husband, Steve Goodman of Plano, Texas, Betty Jo “BJ” and husband, Fred Kesterson of Parker, Texas; brother, Ret. Col. Howard Glock and wife, Pat of Alexandria, Virginia; grandchildren, Denise Mistick, Debbie Lackovic, Brian Sorce, Abigail Glock, Priscilla Glock and William Ellis Kesterson; 4 great-granddaughters; numerous extended family, 3 horses, 4 cats and 6 loyal grand-dogs. Bill will be laid to rest at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Veteran’s Cemetery. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, April 24, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, 2728 Custer Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15227. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Natl. Parkinson’s Fdtn., R&D, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494 (http://www.parkinson.org);, or the SPCA of Texas, 8411 F.M. 720, McKinney, Texas 75070.
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