Fredrick A.L. Glass

September 12, 1931 – December 17, 2009

A memorial service was held on Saturday, January 23 for the Rev. Canon Fredrick A.L. Glass, 78, at All Saints Church in Pasadena.

He had served as deacon at the Cathedral Center Congregation of St. Athanasius in addition to his ministry as administrative chaplain at King-Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles.

A resident of Cypress, he had also assisted at St. Joseph’s Church in Buena Park, where he was a lay leader for many years before his ordination to the permanent diaconate in 1993 by Bishop Suffragan Chester Talton.

Survivors include his wife, Marne, their three adult children, Fredrick A.L. Glass II (Paula), Michael J. Glass, Gregory B. Glass (Linda), seven grandchildren and many friends.

He was born September 12, 1931 in Miami. He held degrees from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, the Tuskegee Institute, and the University of Kansas at Lawrence.

He brought great energy to his chaplaincy work at King-Drew, and served the diocese in other capacities, including as a member of the Cathedral Corporation and a frequent participant in diocesan liturgies. In recognition of his ministry Bishop J. Jon Bruno named him an honorary canon of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul in 2006.

He was a founding member of the H. Belfield Hannibal Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians and had created Project Alpha, an Orange County program designed to mentor urban youth.

He brought to his ordained ministry management experience gained as an aerospace engineer at Hughes Aircraft and as a U.S. Air Force colonel. He was the recipient of numerous military and civilian honors.