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SCHENEVUS - Samuel (Sam) Joseph Glanzman of Maryland passed away on July 12, 2017, of natural causes.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, on Dec. 5, 1924, to Gustave and Florence Glanzman.
Sam was a professional illustrator and writer. Self-taught, Sam did freelance work for comic book companies and other publishing entities including DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Charlton Comics, Outdoor Life Magazine, and many others. Titles he worked on throughout his more than 65-year career in clude G.I. Combat, Sgt. Rock, Hercules, Jonah Hex, Fightin' Army, and Kona-Monarch of Monster Isle. His most recent work, published in 2016, "USS Stevens-The Collected Stories," was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award, the comics' industry equivalent of the Oscar Awards.
Sam was a Navy veteran serving on the destroyer USS Stevens during World War II from 1942 to 46. He would later use his memories and experiences during this time as inspiration for two graphic novels and dozens of short stories.
Sam was an accomplished carpenter and furniture maker throughout his life. He had a great love for nature and never lost his passion for boating and camping. He was a dog owner throughout his life and his canine friends would often make appearances in his published works. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and loved to explore the back roads of his beloved upstate New York countryside.
Sam is survived by his wife, Susan Ann; his daughter, Bonnie Pewterbaugh; his sons, Steven and Thom Glanzman; his grandchildren, Kimberly Glanzman, Josiah and Benjamin Pewterbaugh, Ian, Jessica and Alex Glanzman; in-laws; friends; hundreds of fans and colleagues; many nieces; nephews; grand- nieces and grand-nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; and brothers, Lou and David Glanzman.
Donations in Sam's memory may be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Dr., Oneonta, or Susquehanna Animal Shelter, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown.
To share a condolence visit, www.ottmanfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home of Cherry Valley.
Published on July 16, 2017
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