Lester C. Glass Jr., age 62, passed away due to COVID-19 complications on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY. Lester, a resident of New Windsor NY, was born in Mount Vernon, NY. Lester had cerebral palsy and worked hard his entire life to overcome life’s obstacles. He was a 1977 graduate of Cornwall High School and later returned there to work as a teacher’s assistant in the wood shop where he learned to make beautiful wood cabinets and other items.
Lester worked at Independent Living in Newburgh as a Peer Counselor and assisted in making homes and businesses ADA accessible. Lester attended bible study with his best friend John. He had a great love for all animals, especially his fish, and enjoyed watching Animal Planet with his long-time caregiver and friend Chris. He loved puzzles and playing cards. Lester was a generous man to all that knew him. He showed compassion to others who were less fortunate. He had a great sense of humor, wonderful smile and a contagious laugh.
Lester is survived by his mother, Maryann Natoli, his father, Lester Glass Sr., his sister, Susan Hansen, his brother Michael Glass (Joy), his nieces, Melissa Hansen, Sherah Petrarca, Karine Hansen, Savannah Glass, his nephews, Kyle Fulton, Michael Glass, Gabriel Glass, great nieces Cori, Daijah, Ella and Eden, great nephew Nor, and many cousins and friends. Lester was predeceased by his sister, Linda Fulton.
A memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.Memorial donations may be made to www.thewildlifeline.org. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H., Inc. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com