Bernard James Glista, Jr.

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

CHAR­LOTTE - Bernard James Glista, Jr., passed away at 7:07 p.m. on July 18, 2018, in Char­lotte, N.C. He was born in Phoenix, AZ. on Novem­ber 23, 1948. His par­ents, Bernard James Glista, Sr. and Genevieve Johnson Glista of Charlestow­n, R.I. pre­de­ceased him. He leaves be­hind his wife of 44 years, Laima Glista, his son Chris­tian Glista and his son’s fi­ancee Lindsey Pach who are also of Char­lotte, N.C.

His sib­lings in­clude his sis­ter, Glista Guil­ford and her hus­band, Dr. F. Ti­mothy Guil­ford of Palo Alto, CA., his brother, Frank Glista and sis­ter-in-law Paula Andersen Glista of Charlestow­n, R.I. as well as his brother John Glista and sis­ter-in-law Kelly Glista of Key Largo, FL. In ad­di­tion, he leaves be­hind his nieces and neph­ews, James Guil­ford, Jon Guil­ford, Alexi Glista and Jack Glista.

Jim Grew up in Scars­dale, N.Y. and Charlestow­n, R.I. He at­tended high school in Scars­dale, N.Y. and Stam­ford, CT. He re­ceived his Bach­e­lor’s De­gree from Fort Laud­erdale Uni­ver­sity. Jim was a Vet­eran of the Army who served in Korea in the DMZ. He worked in sales and mar­ket­ing for high tech com­pa­nies and started his ca­reer in Elec­tric Boat and then worked for Data Gen­eral, Pic­tureTel Corp. and Ezenia where he was the vice pres­i­dent of sales. His job took him to many places around world where he made many won­der­ful friends. Dur­ing his em­ploy­ment he lived with his fam­ily in Hong Kong, and France and in the towns of Stowe, Shrews­bury and Wen­ham, MA.

Jim was di­ag­nosed with ALS in Jan­uary of 2000. He moved to Long­wood, FL. with his fam­ily to live in a warmer cli­mate. He never imag­ined he would sur­vive nearly 19 years with this disease. When his son re­ceived his law de­gree and ac­cepted a job in Char­lotte he and his wife moved to be near their only child. He was blessed to have them near when he died.

A me­mo­rial re­cep­tion will be held for him in Mas­sachusetts at a later date. Jim did not want to be remembered for him­self and all of his ac­com­plish­ments but rather by do­na­tions in his name to help find a cure for ALS. Do­na­tions can be made in honor of Bernard Glista to “ALS Clin­i­cal Care and Re­search” and mailed to theMas­sachusetts Gen­eral Hospi­tal De­vel­op­ment Of­fice, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Bos­ton, M.A. 02114, At­ten­tion: Kylie Wo­j­ci­cki. Do­na­tions can also be made on­line at giv­ing.mass­gen­eral.org; please be sure to in­di­cate that the gift is a trib­ute gift in honor of Bernard for ALS re­search.

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