Ret. Col John L. Glatz

John L. Glatz, 74, a longtime resident of Hinsdale, passed away July 14, 2023.

John was born in 1949 to Leopoldt and Emelia (Emilie) Glatz of Chicago.

John graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb with his bachelor's in education and his master's in administration.

He began his career as an elementary and high school instructor and coach in Geneva before becoming a college administrator/instructor and assistant to the director of business at Chicago City Colleges.

A senior real estate services executive with diversified experience at U.S. Cellular, Staubach, JPA, McDonalds and EGI, John was, for three years, the state director and chairman for the Illinois Council of Shopping Centers. A retired colonel in the U.S. Army, he was a deputy chief of staff for intelligence (G-2). During his 28+ years of military service, he was awarded the following decorations and medals: Armed Forces Reserve, Meritorious Service, Army Commendation, Army Achievement, Army Reserve Components Achievement, National Defense Service, Global War on Terrorism Service, Armed Forces Reserve and an Army Service Ribbon.

John was also active in the Hinsdale AYSO, Hinsdale Hurricanes and Y Princesses Programs.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his in-laws, Joseph and Adeline Carewicz.

He is survived by his wife, Susan (Sue) Glatz, nee Carewicz; his children, Stephanie (Greg Jakubas), Joseph and Victoria (Sam Joseph) Glatz; his brother, Robert (Nancy) Glatz; his sisters-in-law, Pattie (Cliff) Vachlon and Mary Beth (Paul) Erickson; his nephews, Jason (Natalie) Glatz, Matthew and David Vachlon; and his nieces, Sarah Vachlon, Zoe and Rebecca Erickson.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale.

A funeral mass will follow at 11 a.m. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to AMVETS at

Hallowell & James in Countryside handled the arrangements.