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Mr. James Glacken

James Edward Glacken, 83, of Taneytown, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at Golden Living Center in Gettysburg, Pa.

Born July 20, 1925, in Emmitsburg, he was the son of the late James Michael and Carrie Mae Lookingbill Glacken. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Wilson Glacken, his wife of 33 years.

He worked as a plumber for more than 33 years and was retired from his trade. He served in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Keysville Lutheran Church, Hesson Snider American Legion Post 120 and Monocacy Valley VFW in Harney.

He enjoyed spending time with family, camping and traveling.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Charles "Ron" Schwinger of Taneytown and Sharon and Robert Summers of Taneytown; sister, Margaret Zepp of Hanover, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and David Martin of Union Bridge; and brother, Leroy "Skip" Glacken of Union Bridge. He was the proud grandparent of grandson, Bobby Summers; and great-grandchildren, Hayley and Zachary Summers. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by sisters Mary Smith and Helen Pletzer, and brothers Charles, William, Maurice and George Glacken.

Interment will follow in Keysville Union Cemetery, Keysville.

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