Clore-English Funeral Home

11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA


Mary Jane Glass

August 31, 1925May 28, 2020

Mary Jane Glass, 94, of English Meadows Senior Living died on May 28, 2020. She was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania on August 31, 1925, the daughter of Daniel and Eva Pilipietz. Her parents were Russian immigrants, who raised Mary Jane on a farm outside of Philadelphia. Mary Jane married her high school sweetheart Clark (Bud) Glass on March 3, 1951. She earned her BS in Business and Public Administration from Temple University and later earned her Master of Education from the University of Virginia. Her hobbies included reading, traveling, gardening and rescuing Chinese Shar-Peis.

Mary Jane and Bud moved to Culpeper Virginia in 1957. They both had careers and a son to raise, but immediately started a life of volunteering for their church and community. Mary Jane spent time as a paralegal and taught at the George Washington Carver Piedmont Technical Center before joining the Culpeper County Schools as a guidance counselor. She was a dedicated volunteer, serving two terms on the Culpeper Town Council where she was the first woman vice mayor, chairman of the Planning and Finance Committees and member of the Virginia Municipal League Legislative Committee. She was active in the Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church where she served as a member of the choir, Altar Guild and Sunday school teacher. Mary Jane was a member of the Culpeper Lion’s club, Culpeper Lioness Club, VFW, and Woman’s Club. Mary Jane’s true passion was the Culpeper Hospital. She was instrumental in initiating discussion leading to building the hospital in Culpeper.

Mary Jane served on the Foundation Board, Board of Trustees and was president of the Culpeper Hospital Auxiliary. She was recently recognized for over 20,500 hours of volunteer work at the hospital, primarily in admissions and the emergency room. Mary Jane and Bud were awarded the Boy Scout Good Citizen Award and received a Virginia General Assembly Joint Resolution commending their exceptional dedication to the welfare of the Culpeper community. Mary Jane received the Melvin Jones Fellow for dedicated humanitarian services by the Lions Foundation. She was awarded the Chamber of Commerce L. B. Henretty Outstanding Citizen Award ‘for her lifelong commitment to community service and the many leadership roles she has taken in Culpeper which have helped develop the area we enjoy today’.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Mark Lee Glass and his wife Rebecca (Becky) Waggoner Glass of Cary, North Carolina and a grandson, Dr. Stephen Andrew Glass and his wife Katherine (Kati) Marie Glass of New Castle, Colorado and one niece, Donna Bassett.

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Until then, everyone is asked to remember Mary Jane and to celebrate her life in their own way. Mary Jane lived a life of giving and she would hope that you will do an unexpected and spontaneous act of kindness for someone less fortunate and support charitable organizations in your area. The family would like to express thanks to Mary Jane’s wonderful friends and caregivers, especially Dr. Charles Stein and Hospice of the Piedmont.

Fond memories and condolences of Mary Jane may be shared with the Glass family through clore-english.com. The family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.


  • Private at a later date


Mary Jane Glass

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Jim Ryan

June 14, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember all her hard work at RAM and how she welcomed me when I visited Culpeper during my years as Vice DG and DG of Lions. I'm sure she will be missed by all.

Laura La Flair

June 5, 2020

Mary Jane was so supportive of me during my town council race in 2000, which I won by a landslide. She understood the importance of balance between both genders to be representatives to the town we served, and I am grateful for her pioneering spirit in whose footsteps I followed.

Laura La Flair

Kathlene Harding

June 3, 2020

Bud and Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I have wonderful memories of Mary Jane. We spent many happy and fun times together. When we traveled it was always special. Whatever she did she always left a legacy I will surely miss her.
:Love and Blessings
Kathlene Harding

Donna Foster

June 3, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family. I had the pleasure of working in the Town Clerk’s Office during Mary Jane’s service on Town Council. She was always very gracious and considerate of staff and their needs and was a joy to work for. I cherish all the good memories I have of working for her and the other Council members and pray all the good memories that the Glass family holds dear will bring them comfort, as well. God bless you during this difficult time and may He bring you peace and joy beyond compare.
Fondly, Donna Foster

Susanne Breeden

June 2, 2020

Dear Glass family, I’m so sorry to hear of Mary Jane’s passing. I met her at English Meadows where my mother-in-law (MIL) resides. My MIL sat at her and her hubby’s dinner table before COVID. I am so glad I got to know her as she was such a beautiful person inside and outside. She was a very positive lady. I pray that you feel God’s loving arms wrapped around you during this difficult time. She is in your future in Paradise. Hugs, prayers and love, Susie, Mike, and Barbara Breeden

George Yancey

June 2, 2020

To Bud Glass and family:

Phyllis and I wanted to extend our sincere condolences to you and your family members in Mary Jane's passing. She was a wonderful person to know personally as well as professionally! Please let us know if we can be of support in any manner going forth. Please take care of yourself and continue to seek and continue the many friendships that you both had developed over the years of service to the Culpeper community.

God Bless,

George Yancey (former President/CEO of Bank of Louisa, NA) and Phyllis Yancey (former Treasurer of Orange County for 25 yrs.)

Wanda H. Tolson

June 1, 2020

Mark and family I am sorry for your loss. Accept my condolences and prayers!

Kellie Baker

May 31, 2020

Mrs. Glass was my guidance counselor in Jr. High. She was such a sweet woman!

Charles Crist

May 31, 2020

A true lady and a strong community leader. Her positive attitude and devotion to Culpeper will live on. Her infectious spirit will be sorely missed.

Jewel Lyles

May 31, 2020

I remember Mary Jane and Bud both as volunteers at Culpeper Hospital. She was a kind, gracious and loving person everyday. ❤️ She always made sure every patient or family had the morning paper or a magazine, she was always available to share kindness.