Ty J. Glasgow

  • Born: April 26, 1956
  • Died: October 24, 2018
  • Location: New Harbor, Maine

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Coolidge Ave.

250 Coolidge Ave
Manchester, NH 03102

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Ty J. Glasgow, 62, of New Harbor, ME and formerly of Bedford, NH died Wednesday, October 24, 2018 surrounded by his wife and three children at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME, following a courageous twelve-year fight with blood cancer

He was born on April 26, 1956 in Lima, Peru, the son of the late Constance (Townsend) Richards and William Glasgow, and grandson of the late Olive Townsend. Ty grew up in Oakland and San Leandro, California. He earned his private pilot's license while in high school. He graduated from Skyline Senior High School in 1974. Ty received his Congressional nomination to the United States Naval Academy from California and entered in July, 1974 with the class of 1978. At the Academy, Ty was a member of 9th Company, was on the Lightweight Crew team and drove his British sports cars – two MGs and a Triumph TR6. He graduated with the class of 1978 with a B.S. in Ocean Engineering. Ty earned his MBA from Bryant University in 1987. After graduation Ty entered the submarine force. He served in the US Navy for six years before being honorably discharged. Ty worked over 30 years in high tech, holding technical, project management, sales and executive positions with large Fortune 500 companies including Raytheon and Lockheed Martin and later in smaller more entrepreneurial companies like TCC, Objective Communications, Transparent Language/SDL, Bridgeline Digital and most recently Alliance Data Systems/Epsilon. Between the Navy and his long sales career, Ty traveled the globe and reveled in meeting people from all over the world, and enjoyed learning about their customs and culture, especially tasting the cuisine.

Ty was married to Missy on June 19, 1982. During their 36 years of marriage, they raised three beautiful children, traveled as often as time and money would allow, enjoying many wonderful family vacations. One of his favorite memories, was a mini vacation at the Island Inn on Monhegan Is., Maine. Some of Ty's favorite times were spent cooking with Melissa, walking Pemaquid Beach, date nights trying new restaurants, and attending his kids' activities. He loved watching his daughters perform in musical theater and cheering his son on in football. Ty loved running and completed three marathons He backpacked in the White Mountains, climbing many of the peaks, both alone and with his children. Moving to Maine three years ago, near his beloved Pemaquid Beach, made Ty very happy. He loved kayaking in John's Bay and on the Pemaquid River and never left home without his binoculars so that he could spy on his bird and animal friends up close and personal. Ty considered himself fortunate to watch his family grow up in Bedford, New Hampshire. He was an active member of the community, coaching youth soccer and baseball for his children and participating on the parish council for St. Elizabeth Seton. Ty loved helping people achieve their goals and the Naval Academy was very important to Ty so he worked with prospective USNA applicants to learn more about the Academy, mentored them in their application process, and assisted them on their journey through the Academy. He also enjoyed working with recent college graduates in starting their professional careers.

Ty is survived by his wife, Melissa (Tuttle) Glasgow, his daughter, Heather Glasgow of Boston, MA, his son, Ryan Glasgow of Hamburg, Germany, his daughter, Bridget Glasgow of Southampton, PA, his sister, Shelly Glasgow of Berkeley, CA, his brother-in-law and sister in law, Jeff and Tricia DeWeese of Fairfax, VA, his nieces, Amanda Stacy and Abigail Ng of Columbus, OH, his nephew, Jeffrey DeWeese of Littleton, CO, many cousins and friends and two beloved grand dogs, Sophie and Murphy of Southampton, PA. Ty was predeceased by his sister, Tracy Edwards.

Calling hours will be at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Ave., Manchester on Monday from 4 to 7 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday morning at 10:00 in St. Elizabeth Seton Church with military honors to follow. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society online at www.lls.org or to Partnership for Drug-Free Kids online at www.drugfree.org. To view an online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit www.phaneuf.net


Condolence & Memory Journal

Wow, already a year! All manner of warmth and love upon you and yours today, Missy!

Posted by William McDonald - Red Bank, NJ - family   October 18, 2019

Hi Melissa,
So sorry for your loss!
Was surprised to hear the news as it seemed he would outlive me based on diagnosis, as he mentioned when we last saw you.
A number of us would like to send you cards, though no one has your address...
Much love and many blessings,
Bill Glasgow McDonald (bill@openpassage.com)

Posted by Wm McDonald - Red Bank, NJ   November 09, 2018

So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It has been a while since we have seen each other but I always think of you and your wonderful family.
Charlene and Walter

Posted by A friend   November 03, 2018

Ty was one of the best submarine officers that I ever encountered while on the USS LaJolla. I met Ty in January 1982. I had reported to the LaJolla and needed a place to stay. Ty immediately offered me a room at his home in Groton Connecticut. He was helpful, kind, and of course entrepreneurial (charged me rent of course!) but it really helped me out. His sense of humor was right on target, never mean but always hilarious. I kept in touch with Ty on Facebook the last several years and his passion for many areas of life was always apparent. I'm sad he is gone but glad he left such a special legacy. Steve Wilson

Posted by Steve Wilson - Arroyo Grande, CA   November 03, 2018

Deepest condolences to the family. May you have peace and may the God of comfort comfort you during your time of grief. Isaiah 61:1,2

Posted by A friend   October 30, 2018


Melissa, my deepest condolences to you and your children during this difficult time.

Posted by Elaine Tyler - Port Charlotte, FL - Coworker   October 29, 2018

Dear Missy and family - just letting you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. - John & Ann Tuttle

Posted by John Tuttle - Sanford, ME - Family   October 29, 2018

Missy and Glasgow family,
It is clear to this fellow 9th Company and '78 classmate that Ty was a profoundly loved husband, father and friend; an outstanding naval officer; an immensely successful business man; an admired and revered leader; and a respected and valued mentor. His passing after a long and courageous battle against blood cancer (unknown to many of us until just a few short weeks ago) leaves such a painful hole in all of our respective lives. We rightfully mourn, but may we also celebrate the extraordinary life he led, the amazing family he raised and the many lives he touched, and take comfort knowing that Ty is no longer suffering, but smiling and basking in the glow of yet another Red Sox world championship.

Wayne Leong

Posted by WAYNE LEONG - Springfield, VA - Classmate   October 29, 2018


On the 12th Day of Christmas, Ty gave us all golden rings filled with light and love. May you Rest In Peace Ty. Chris and Mark

Posted by Chris and Mark Hutchinson - Bedford - Friend   October 29, 2018

Sincere condolences from a USNA classmate and fellow Submariner. Rest your oars Shipmate.

Posted by John Ehlers - Hampden, MA - Classmate   October 28, 2018

I remember Ty from the Navy. If memory serves (and often it doesn't) we were in the same Sub School class at Subase NLON. My prayers and condolences are with you all.

Posted by Ken Whiting - Windsor, CT - Served in the Military together   October 28, 2018

RIP shipmate.

Posted by John Succo - Waterford, CT - Served in the Military together   October 28, 2018

Mr.Glasgow Thank you for your service RDM Windham NH

Posted by A friend   October 28, 2018

how lucky for me to have been friends with ty at 14, ty, alan, me, sometimes tom, setting off on our bikes to what were then undiscovered parts of the oakland hills, miles from home. My parents loved ty, he was gentle, kind, and quirky and we were rambunctious hooligans always finding trouble, ty would go with us on waterski trips and was part of my extended family. i high school we didnt see much of each other, ty focused on sports and rotc with a singular mission to get into the USNA. it wasnt till maybe 6 years ago through facebook that we reconnected and when we got together after close to 40 years, it seemed like just yesterday. steak(and martini)dinners in new york, showing off my pic commanding a sub down 3 degrees bubble(a two day trip arranged by political friend) a sox game at fenway , constant touch on facebook including discussing our politcal differences and trip to maine where i got meet is amazing bride and trip that we titled, maine on 5000 calories a day. the term "Great Man" is used freely and often without its true meaning. Ty was a great man, a caring friend, put his life at considerable risk in defending our country, not for glory , fame or opportunity, but because its what he felt was right, A devoted husband and extraordinary dad. i fear we will never know his likes again. how lucky for all to have had him in their lives and how blessed i was. All ahead full Lieutenant.

Posted by matt gohd - santa monica, CA - Friend   October 28, 2018

Ty was a good friend from Epsilon and I'm so sorry for this tragic loss. He and I started within a few weeks of one another and quickly became friends. We always shared stories about family and what our kids were up to; Ty was a great storyteller, who loved the outdoors and seemingly any adventure. He often spoke of his kayaking outings during the summer mos. The last time I spoke to him was after his trip on the Zephyr Express from San Fran to Chicago; he sent me a bunch of photos and was truly thrilled to have made that trip. He was a man of great integrity and exceptional character, very rare -someone who you could trust to do anything for you. I can't believe he's gone and I will miss him.

Posted by Steve Scherbak - Ipswich, MA - Friend   October 28, 2018

Thank you for your service.

Posted by A friend   October 28, 2018

Ty's smile and kindness will stay in our hearts forever...

Nance & Jim

Posted by Nancy Tompkins - Friend   October 28, 2018

Although I was a member of the Class of 1978 (14th Company) I did not know Ty personally but offer my condolences to all family and friends of Ty. Every time I read of the passing of a classmate, friend, and/or loved one, I am reminded that LIFE is a gift from God and that we should all strive to make it count, wherever we find ourselves. We all make a living by what we do, but make a life by what we give. WE all have something to give in this journey we call life. May God help us all find our "gift" and share it with those that God sends our way: family, friends, and strangers alike!

Posted by Reydel "Sonny" Santos - Miami, FL - Classmate   October 28, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Melissa, Heather, Bridget, Ryan, and family.

Posted by Maureen Boyden    October 28, 2018

Fond memories through our school years of a well liked and well respected guy. So saddened to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Glasgow family.
-Cousin Jan

Posted by Jan McElroy - Fairfield, CA - Family   October 28, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Ty's passing. Prayers and hugs to you Melissa, Heather, Ryan and Bridget. Vicki Tinsley

Posted by A friend   October 27, 2018

sad to hear of this. Ty was a great friend.

Posted by Bradford Jackson - Opelousas, LA - Classmate   October 27, 2018

I am so sad to hear of your very sad loss. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. Find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have and know that Ty is no longer suffering.

Posted by BJ Dobson - West Boothbay Harbor, ME   October 27, 2018

Missy, We are sorry to hear of Ty's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jane Tuttle - Little River, SC - Family   October 27, 2018

Deepest Sympathies to the Glasgow family and loved ones. Your Colleague and Friend - Shawnn Smark

Posted by Shawnn Smark - Laguna Niguel, CA - Coworker   October 27, 2018

We are so saddened to learn of Ty's passing. During our years together while living in Bedford, as we raised our children together, enjoyed family outings and shared good times, Ty was always such a great person. He set such fine examples as a dad, husband, friend and community member. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Melissa, and your children during this difficult time. Your memories of Ty's life and the joy he brought all will comfort you as he remains in your hearts forever.

Posted by Rick&Carol Ward - East Greenwich, RI - Family Friend   October 27, 2018

Family Album

Community Photos

View out the window from his trip (July) on the Zephyr Express train from San Fran-Chicago
matt, ty and tom
Ty and classmates in 2nd class summer at Marine week in Quantico.
9th Co 30th anniversary recreating senior picture
USNA class of 78 9th company senior picture
USNA class of 78 9th platoon plebes during plebe summer

Community Photos

The three amigos: Mike Sagness, Lance Tucker and Ty.
USNA '78 9th platoon squad plebe summer.
Ty and Ryan enjoying a good steak!
Daddy and Ryan getting ready for Easter mass.