Sherwin Ira Glazer
Born 11/11/1924 in Syracuse, NY
Died 6/7/2020 in Syracyse, NY


Sherwin Ira Glazer, 95, of DeWitt, NY passed away June 7. He was a lifetime resident of Onondaga County, an alumnus of Nottingham High School and Syracuse University’s College of Business Administration. He was an executive and co-owner of J. Glazer and Sons, Inc., a local furniture and appliance retailer which was founded by his father Julius Glazer in 1927.
Sherwin was a member of Temple Adath Yeshurun, Jewish War Veterans Onondaga Post #131, the American Legion, Philo-Mt. Sinai Masonic Lodge #968, the National Home Furnishings Association, 8th Air Force Historical Society, the 385th Bomb Group Memorial Association, Phi Epsilon Pi and The Prince Society.
He also was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, Lighthouse of Central New York, Jewish Welfare Association, University Hospital, a 2200 hour volunteer with WCNY-FM Read-Out and a 4 gallon blood donor to the American Red Cross.
As a decorated veteran of World War II, and a B-17 lead navigator of the 385th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force, he participated in bombing missions in Europe. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Oak Leaf Cluster for his service. His bomb group received two Presidential Unit Citations and he was awarded both the Conspicuous Service Cross and Conspicuous Service Star by New York State.
Besides being a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he was an avid Syracuse University sports fan and had a keen interest in politics, current events and music. He played clarinet in the Nottingham and Syracuse University marching bands. He also played piano and particularly loved Clair de Lune.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years (less one day) Lillian Glazer, son Bradley S. Glazer (Laurel Rubin), University Heights, OH and daughter Julia Abbe Glazer Reina, Somerville NJ. Sherwin had 5 grandchildren Stephanie Walcoff (Jeffrey), Andrew Glazer (Jillian), Michael Reina, Leanne Reina-Paolazzi (Thomas) and Jonathan Reina (Lakeya Daniel). His 5 great grandchildren include Madeline Walcoff, Noah Walcoff, Juliana Paolazzi, Jonathan Reina, Jr. and Michael Ira Reina. Also surviving are his former daughter-in-law Janie Louff Glazer and former son-in-law Michael Reina.
He was pre-deceased by his father Julius, mother Lillian and brothers Aaron and Nathan.
Any donations in remembrance can be made to Temple Adath Yeshurun or Menorah Park, both of Syracuse, NY. Private graveside services were conducted in Adath Yeshurun Cemetery.
Burial Location
Julius Glazer
Born 1887
Died 1948 in Syracuse, NY
Lillian Glazer
Born 1890
Died 1970 in Syracuse, NY