Elizabeth Glasco Obituary
 
In Memory of

Elizabeth R. Glasco

August 24, 1940 - July 26, 2014
Obituary

Elizabeth Glasco was born on Saturday, August the 24th 1940 in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of two she moved with her mother, Dora Glasco and grandparents to 2341 W Maypole Avenue, her home for more than 68 of her 73 years. Growing up she loved her time in the girl scouts (Troop 1617) and spent many hours learning to play the piano. These experiences lead to a love for music and friendships that she would maintain throughout her life. After graduating with honors from Crane Technical High School in 1957 she obtained an Associate’s degree from Wright Junior College. Soon after she spent time as a pianist, music instructor and...

Elizabeth Glasco was born on Saturday, August the 24th 1940 in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of two she moved with her mother, Dora Glasco and grandparents to 2341 W Maypole Avenue, her home for more than 68 of her 73 years.



Growing up she loved her time in the girl scouts (Troop 1617) and spent many hours learning to play the piano. These experiences lead to a love for music and friendships that she would maintain throughout her life.



After graduating with honors from Crane Technical High School in 1957 she obtained an Associate’s degree from Wright Junior College. Soon after she spent time as a pianist, music instructor and teacher’s aide while continuing her education. In 1975 she graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in History. She then began a lifelong career at the intersection of her two intellectual passions, history and education. From 1976-1984 she taught History and other subjects at various high schools simultaneously attending Loyola University earning a Master’s in Education.



In 1984 she began teaching History at Chicago Vocational High school. There she found her professional home exposing her students to the rich history of the world that had come before them. She was instrumental in the lives of countless young people during their formative high school years, helping them to learn from the lessons of the past in order make intelligent and thoughtful choices about their own futures. This is where she would build her legacy until she retired in 1999. After retirement she remained an educator, creating several workbooks aimed at bringing history alive to children, and sharing her vast knowledge of African American history with her church, community, friends and family.



She remained a faithful member of Salem Lutheran Church in Chicago until her relocation to Portland in 2012. There she found a new church home Augustana Lutheran. She lived in the Northwest making an impact on everyone she met through sharing her wisdom and wit until she was called home on Saturday, July 26th 2014. She is survived by three siblings Arvella Murff, Rosalind Jackson, James Glasco, and a host of other family members and friends.







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"Liz was a wonderful teacher and an equally superb person. She was always a guiding light at CVS." Sue Koca (Oak Lawn, IL)

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