Firmin Joseph "Joe" Glaves

Posted: Friday, June 30, 2000

Soldotna resident Firmin Joseph "Joe" Glaves died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, from heart failure at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 65.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Pastor Chuck Thornton will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Monday at the chapel.

Mr. Glaves was born Oct. 20, 1934, at St. Louis, Mo. He moved to Alaska in 1981, living in Juneau for a short time before moving to the Soldotna area. He had quadruple bypass surgery in 1984 and moved to the Lower 48 in 1985. He visited Alaska several times and finally returned to live in Alaska in early June. Mr. Glaves worked as a master brick, block and stone mason in Santa Barbara, Calif. He also was a member of the Spokane Local 5 and Bricklayers Union 1 in Alaska. He retired in 1997. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and painting.

The family wrote, "As Joe often said, he was 'a great hunter and a fine figure of a man.'"

Mr. Glaves is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joanne, of Soldotna; daughter Kathy Winger of Soldotna; sons and daughters-in-law, Elgin and Michelle Glaves, Greg and Deanie Glaves and Steve and Tammy Glaves all of Soldotna, and Dave and Angela Glaves of Enterprise, Ore.; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Joanne Glaves of Klamath Falls, Ore.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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