Bernard J. Glanister, 54 of Las Vegas, Nev., and Lake Orion, Mich., died Feb. 21, 2013.
He was the beloved husband of Linda (Nee Zaleski) and loving father of Nathan James, Sarah Marie and Amy Lynne. He was the dear son of Filomena (Nee Lopez) and the late Bernard and brother of Donna (Roy) Collins, Kenneth, Ellen (Glen) Carlson, Eugene Michael (Francis) and Bonnie (Charles) Miller. He was also the son-in-law of Chester and Joann Zaleski and will be missed by many loving sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Bernie was born in Tupper Lake, N.Y., and raised in the sun of Bermuda. He graduated with a BS in civil engineering from Penn State University and relaxed by golfing, riding his Harley, fishing and spending time with his family.
He was Charter Pro Life Director and Past Grand Knight of Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus Council No. 14784. During his career, Bernie worked with the Argonaut Division of GM, Morrison Knudsen Corp./Washington Group International, Haden Management, Turnbury Ltd., Fontainebleau Resorts and finally as vice president of procurement for Gallagher-Kaiser Corp.
Funeral Mass will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, with a noon in-state at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 2700 Waldon Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion.
Interment will take place at Guardian Angel Cemetery, Rochester, Mich.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made for the education of the Glanister children. Checks may be made payable to Linda Glanister.
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