March 28, 1935 – January 20, 2023
Lois Ruth Glanzer, age 87 years young, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2023 surrounded by her 50 closest friends and family. Considered rightfully so by all who knew her to be an absolute legend, Lois lived her life to the fullest. She lit up every room she entered and was always eager for the next adventure, trip, or party. She was a planet; everywhere she went people always gravitated towards her. Even during COVID she managed to make new friends by walking her beloved dog Kuddles. Lois was born on March 28,1935 in Brooklyn, NY to Jack and Anna Schnuer. Growing up in Lynbrook, NY, she loved playing softball, tennis, and basketball. She was also a pianist and self-taught painter. She graduated from Hofstra University in 1957 with her Bachelor’s degree in psychology. The self-proclaimed inventor of the hula-hoop, she worked as a probation officer for family court and an attendance teacher for the Hicksville School District. In her professional career, she appeared before the New York State court fighting to improve the lives of children who couldn’t defend themselves. For her efforts, she was awarded Attendance Teacher of the Year. If there was a party, Lois wanted to go. She loved her Thursday lunches and playing cards with her friends and never said no to a dinner invite from one of her children. At her granddaughter’s Alyssa’s wedding, Lois was still on the floor shimmering up until the last dance, while many others were trudging to the exits, exhausted from the party. We can only imagine the party happening in Heaven right now, but we are sure Lois is the life of it. One of her favorite places to go was wherever the Mets were playing. Be it the Polo Grounds, Shea Stadium, Citi Field, or even Philadelphia, Boston and Chicago, Lois loved her Metsies…even claiming to go to every Mets home opener since 1957. The Mets came into existence in 1962. Lois was the beloved wife to the late Alan Glanzer. A true matriarch, she was the proud mother of Jack (Kristine), Susan (Joe), and Rich, and of course Kuddles. She was the cherished grandmother to Alyssa (Matthew), Amy, Emily, Nicole, Adam, Natalie, and Andie. She is predeceased by her brother Bob. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Lois will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and all the people she met along the way. If you met Lois, you were a friend of Lois. Funeral service Sunday, January 22, 11am at Boulevard Riverside Chapels located at 1450 Broadway, Hewlett, NY 11557. Interment to follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery 84-25 Cypress Hills St. Glendale, NY 11285.See more See Less
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