Thomas L. Glaeser

December 7, 1945January 6, 2015

Tom Glaeser, 69, of Kansas City, unexpectedly passed away on January 7, 2015. Born on December 7, 1945, Tom was the youngest of three sons of Ernest and Gladys Glaeser. He retired from American airlines after 39 years. He was an avid sport pilot and co-founder of the Kansas City Dawn patrol. Tom loved to work with his hands and was very generous with his time to help and repair things for friends and family. He was a kind and loving husband of 47 years to his wife Carol. Survivors include sons Chris and Stephen (Buffi) and granddaughters Olivia and Ella, one brother Terry Glaeser (Adrianne); and two sister-in-laws Suzette Glaeser and Cheryl Rittman (David). He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard Glaeser. Visitation will be held on Monday January 12 from 10:00-11:00am with the funeral to follow from 11:00-12:00. Services will be at Newcomer’s Sons White Chapel Funeral Home in Gladstone.


  • Visitation Monday, January 12, 2015
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 12, 2015

Thomas L. Glaeser

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Eddie Buchanan

January 29, 2015

I worked with Tom at TWA and AA and it was a pleasure to know him. He was one of a kind, pleasing to be around and always willing to help others. He will be missed especially when I stop by the Liberty Landing Airport to see some acquaintances. Tom will never be forgotten. Prayers going out to you and your family during this sad time!

Thomas Galleher

January 17, 2015

On behalf of the Great War Association, we were truly shocked and sadden to hear about Tom's passing and offer our heart felt condolences. I knew Tom from his coming to Newville, Pa to join us for our WWI events. We had some great discussions about military history and life. I wish I could have known Tom better, but what I knew of him I liked a lot. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. Lest we forget!

Tom Loftin

January 15, 2015

So sorry to hear about Tom. I met and knew Tom in the Mid 70's when he was building a little airplane called a KR2. Tom Loftin

Angela Dickson

January 13, 2015

Carol, I am deeply sorry for your loss. My prayers are will you and your family.

Angela Dickson

January 13, 2015

Carol and Family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You will all be in our prayers. May you find comfort in your family and friends and the loving and joyful memories. God Bless you all.

Dee and Sandi Davison

January 12, 2015

Carol and boys....there are no words to express how we feel with the loss of your Tom. We loved him and his lively, fun spirit. Remember the good times.

Brad Metzger

January 12, 2015

Tommy was a great guy who helped everyone . He will be missed.

John & Annette Davies

January 12, 2015

Carol We just found out from the email from TWA group about Tom, it's already 12:00 so we can't be there. You are in our thoughts and prayers!!

Lee Farley

January 12, 2015

Did not know Tom as well as well as I did Terry but he was a fine person. I'm sorry for your loss.

Linda Lober

January 12, 2015

We will miss you Tommy, worked with you at TWA, my heartfelt sympathy for your family. Not goodbye but until we meet again. MAY GOD WRAP HIS ARMS AROUND YOUR LOVED ONES AND CARRY THEM THROUGH.