Chapter Eternal: Brother Walter Glotfelty ’63

We regret to inform you of the passing of Brother Walter Glotfelty ’63 on April 7, 2015. We have lost a fine brother.

Walter Lang Glotfelty, age 75, passed away April 7, 2015, in San Antonio, TX. He was a kind, loving, thoughtful, and generous Husband, Son, Father, Grandfather, and Friend.

Born on February 12, 1940, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Charles and Eleanor Glotfelty of Pittsburgh. 

Lang attended Mercersburg Academy and then went to The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

After graduating from Penn, he worked for Gulf Oil before becoming a successful entrepreneur for the next 40 years. He sold his last three companies in 2009 and retired for a short time before becoming involved with nonprofits.

He was chairman of Score and chairman of the Master Leadership Program Alumni Association. He served on the boards of Golf San Antonio, CTRC, The Master Leadership Program, The Blood and Tissue Center, and many other non-profit boards in San Antonio.

Lang is survived by his beautiful wife Judy Beckner Glotfelty, Son James Walter Glotfelty and his wife Molly of Houston and their three boys Chase, Walker, and Mitchell; twin Grandchildren Kathryn Anne Hodges and Stephen Scott Hodges; and Son Cole Humphreys and his wife Beth of San Antonio and their three children Coleman, Emma and Paige.

His 8 Grandchildren knew him affectionately as “Pops”. Lang loved to travel the world with his best friend and wife Judy. They generally took 2 or 3 foreign vacations per year, and never found a country they did not love.

Lang’s love, generosity, influence, and sense of humor will live on forever in our hearts.

We send our sincere condolences to the family of this fine gentleman and we honor his memory. Rest in Peace, Walter.

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