James Eugene Glading

> James Eugene Glading died peacefully at home Feb­ruary 26, 2016. Jim was born July 16, 1946, in Ft. Monmouth, NJ. He gradu­ated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1968 with a BA in English and served as an Ensign in the US Navy during the Viet Nam war. He married Judy Bro­phy in September 1968. He received a BS in computer science from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1977 and worked for various soft­ware companies for the next thirty years. He left computers to teach Eng­lish as a Second Language after receiving a master’s in Language Education from Indiana University. He taught for NH Techni­cal Institute, Daniel Web­ster College and Southern NH University. A mem­ber of Monadnock Quaker Meeting, Jaffrey, NH, he traveled nine times to Cuba to rebuild Quaker churches in eastern Cuba with Friends United Meet­ing. He retired in 2013.

He was an avid geo­cacher and completed the 243 NH town challenge in December 2015, finding at least one geocache in each town in NH. He bicycled across the US in 1976. He loved to garden, hike and kayak. He was a voracious reader with a keen intellect and a dry sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judy Brophy (Mont Vernon, NH), his son, Seth Glading (Charlotte, NC), his mother, Elizabeth Glading (Brick, NJ), a sister, Ann Furnelli (South Hadley, MA), three brothers, Peter Glading (Brick, NJ), Robert Glad­ing (South Hadley, MA) and Christopher Glading (Brick, NJ) and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial meeting celebrating Jim’s life will be held Saturday, April 2, at 1pm at the Monad­nock Quaker Meeting, 3 Davidson Road, Jaffrey, NH. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.