Skip Glotstein passed away on Sunday morning March 26, 2023, very peacefully in his sleep knowing he was loved. He was 75 years old. He lived an amazing life and was not afraid of any challenge and it showed throughout his childhood, college, adult, and older years of life.
Cancer cut his life short, and he missed years of seeing his sons and grandchildren grow up and achieve great things in their life. However, he left a lasting impression on anyone that ever met him and that is why his death makes this man so memorable. He will be missed.
Skip was born December 19, 1947, in Phillipsburg, New Jersey to Josephine and Nathan Glotstein who preceded him in death. Skip is survived by his partner, Penny Bearce, his two sons, Mark and Tim, and his grandchildren, Harrison, and Gabrielle, as well as extended family and good friends.
Skip received undergraduate degrees from both Kansas State University and the College of Emporia as well as a master’s in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri. He led a successful career that he enjoyed very much. During his professional career he had the opportunity to be a civilian employee of the US Air Force which he found to be a most rewarding experience on both professional and personal levels. He traveled around the world to various locations during his business career and had the opportunity to meet and work with many different people of various cultures.
Skip coached his sons in youth baseball, football, and soccer. He enjoyed participating in multiple outdoor sports year-round, especially playing competitive softball with friends. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow up and mature and was there for several of their big school and sporting events and holiday celebrations. Skip loved watching and cheering for his beloved K-State Wildcats, especially in football and basketball.
He loved sitting on his back yard patio getting some sunshine and having a cold beer or glass of wine with Penny. Skip loved meeting various friends for lunch or happy hour enjoying each other’s company and reflecting on the good old days and playing cards with good friends. He loved relaxing with his family and listening to how everyone’s life was with work, school, sports, friends, and his famous line he always asked, “How’s the situation?!”
A celebration of Skip’s life will be 4:00pm Saturday, April 29th at Leawood Presbyterian Church, 2715 W. 83rd St. Leawood, KS 66206 with Pastor Ryan Kapple officiating. The doors will open at 3:30 where there will be pictures of Skip and his wonderful life on display and greetings from his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Military Veterans Memorial Fund.