Martha Urish Glaser

April 6, 1931April 8, 2013
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Martha Urish Glaser, age 82, died at Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ on April 8, 2013. Born April 6, 1931 in New York City, she raised her family in Palisades, NY and Old Tappan, NJ and actively retired to Ridgewood, NJ; staying involved with her children and grandchildren. Martha was educated at Douglas College and completed a Master Degree in History at New York University. She had a full career teaching at Union Community College, as a writer at Volvo, and an Editor at Medical Economics and Drug Topics Magazine. She founded a Planned Parenthood Chapter, had a myriad of interests, and was most recently active in Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company. She traveled extensively. Her family was her priority. Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Glaser and her parents, Eva and Frank Urish. Survivors include children: Thomas (Ruby) Glaser, Demarest, NJ, Laura (George Donkin), Bethesda, MD, Marjorie (Robert Sommer), Ridgewood, NJ. Grandchildren: Natalie and Rachel Glaser, Michael and Jacob Donkin, Alex and Will Sommer. Her beloved Roy Lucas, Ridgewood, NJ and his children: Craig Lucas (Katherine), Alison Lucas (Edward Kunert), Nicole (Ted Haimes), Evan Lucas, and grandchildren: Daniel and Gabrielle Lucas, Lucas and Max Haimes. Sister: Virginia (Milton) Walzer, Boynton Beach, FL.

Services will be held at 10 AM Wednesday at Gutterman and Musicant, 402 Park Street, Hackensack, NJ. Interment will follow at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, NJ.

Relatives and friends are welcome at the Sommer residence, 211 Sunset Ave., Ridgewood, NJ April 10 and 11, from 2:00 – 8:00 for Shiva.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Planned Parenthood of New Jersey and the Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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Frank Owens

April 26, 2017

I was saddened to hear about Martha's demise. I didn't find out until now. Martha and I were close allies when it came to Erroll Garner. She assisted me in my first tribute to Erroll Garner by providing films of Erroll. This was back in 1985. We were in touch often , especially when she had an office on Fifth Avenue. I remember transcribing one of Erroll's compositions for her! I WILL MISS HER!
Frank Owens


kerry olson

April 16, 2013

Dear Marjorie,
I am surprised to read about your mothers passing. I enjoyed doing her hair and talking with her. I always learned something. My prayers are with your family and Roy.
Love Kerry

April 16, 2013

Virginia Walzer

April 14, 2013

Dear Tom, Ruby, Rachel and Nathalie, we are so sorry to hear about your Martha's death. We do remember her as a very friendly person who was always interested in our view of life. We will never forget our long discussions.
Detlef, Annette, Janna and Lea, Oldenburg/ Germany

Rose DiFiore

April 11, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to Roy and the family.

Toni Phipps

April 10, 2013

I am so sorry for your lost

April 10, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

April 10, 2013

Anne Remley

April 9, 2013

We are so sorry to learn of Martha's passing.
Our prayers go out to the family and Roy.
Dr and Mrs Seongbin Pak

Mox Tan

April 9, 2013

Dear Tom, Laura, Marjorie and families: I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a very sweet lady and I remember her fondly from my high school and college days. Love, Mox Tan