AMY JOYCE GLASS, age 55 of Baltimore, entered eternal rest on March 16, 2022 at Gilchrist Center in Towson, Maryland after complications from late-stage dementia.
Amy attended the Rolling Road School, a private elementary school in Baltimore, Maryland from 1979-1980. She then attended the Ridge Ruxton School for seven years and graduated in June of 1988, receiving her Certificate from Baltimore County Public Schools. Through the supportive and residential services of Catholic Charities via Gallagher Services as well as Richcroft Inc., Amy lived as independently as possible in a single-family home with roommates and was actively involved in her community.
Amy also regularly attended Hebrew School classes every Sunday at Chizuk Amuno Synagogue where she embraced her Jewish heritage. Alison Geare, a sensitive, compassionate, understanding and remarkable 13-year-old girl who attended Old Court Middle School and Beth Israel Synagogue in Randallstown, decided she wanted to share her ‘special day’ with someone who had special needs. So, in 1986, Amy participated in a ‘twin’ Bat Mitzvah with Alison delivering a truly inspirational experience for Amy, Alison, both of their families, friends, and congregation.
Amy developed a love of music early on and frequently attended musical productions and performances at dinner theaters and local theater groups, (which Amy affectionately referred to as ‘play shows’). She was especially fond of the Sound of Music. Amy was also recognized as ‘the best puzzle worker’, successfully completing 300-piece puzzles in a matter of days with a great sense of joy and accomplishment. She also loved spending time with her family and vacationing, taking several cruises with family and friends. Her special love of catalogs and magazines was prolific.
Amy was born in 1966, the youngest of six siblings. She is survived by her brother Gregory Glass and wife Robin of Seattle WA and nieces Rachel and Lauren; sister Carol Moore and niece Amanda of Aurora IL; sister Lisa Glass of LaVale MD; and sister Barbara Butler and husband Kurt of Parkville MD; and preceded in death by her parents, mother Irma Pickett Glass and father Norman Glass, and her eldest sibling, brother Michael Glass.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Ruck Towson, 1050 York Road, Towson, MD 21204. A brief memorial service will be held at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 in the small Chapel on the grounds of Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, Owings Mills, MD prior to interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Amy’s name may be made to Gilchrist, Attn: Development Department, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031, and earmarked for Towson Inpatient Unit, or to Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Barbara Butler, 8 Strabane Court, Parkville, Maryland 21234. Remembrances of Amy for the family are also encouraged and would be much appreciated. Amy will be remembered by all who knew her for her irresistible smile, her endless supply of hugs, and the unconditional love she gave so freely.
Published by Baltimore Sun on Mar. 20, 2022.