Skip Gladfelter

Profile Updated: June 16, 2018
Residing In: Lancaster, KY USA
Spouse/Partner: Sandy Craft Gladfelter
Occupation: Retired - from IBM
Children: Daughter - Tracy King has two adopted children Adin & Sandra Isabella live in Lexington, KY
Daughter More…- Gretchen Adams & new son-in-law Don Adams two children Emily and Steven also living near Lexington, KY. Husband Don has four sons from a prior marriage.

Wife, Sandy is an author with many articles and awards to her credit. She is a published novelist, her book "The Gold Machine" is avialbale on Barnes and Noble. She formally created the "Commonwealths" section of Kentucky Living Magazine that goes to 500,000 homes and business' and is read by over 1,200,000 each month.
I have been involved in volunteer community affairs and our Hidden Valley Maintenance Association. Retired from the IBM Corporation in 1991. Owned a consulting company from 1992 through 2007.
Over the years we have lived in eight different states. I also served on temporary assignments in Europe, Florida and NYC. We have owned ten different homes and now live in a retirement cottage we built in 1995.
Our "lake home" is located on an 11-acre private lake. The extended property includes a 82-acre preserve that boasts two knobs (that's what they call a high hill in Kentucky).

School Story:

TOPIC – Who squealed?
Many may remember that my mother, Ruth, was an assistant to the THS Librarian for over 25 years. She was there when I was…all three years.
I was not the greatest of high school athletes and after being run over by Mike Shinn in football and jumped over by John Pat in basketball I gave up sports as a junior. I got a job and bought a car. In the summer before senior year I started smoking (cigarettes). Of course, my mom and dad did not know about this new habit.
Not one week into the Fall term, I was tagged by a hall proctor for being outside the school, during class hours, late for a class and written up for smoking (not in the designated smoking room). In just 15 minutes his mother was told by some squealer. I had to answer to the charges that evening at home, agreeing to try to stop. I did 30 years later in 1991!
The question is “Who squealed?”

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Have a Happy One....3/4 of a Century!

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Jul 20, 2018 at 12:33 PM

From Helen"s obituary...She met her husband-to-be Charles Bliege while he was stationed at Forbes AFB.  They wed in 1965 and moves to his home, Sweet Home, OR where he attended Oreigan State University and later founded a solar heating company.
Charles died suddenly in 1981 and Helen and her two daughters, Catherine and Rebecca move back to Kansas.  Helen worked at the U.S. Department of agriculture where she worked for 20 years. After retirment she relocated to Michigan to be close to her only surviving Daughter, Catherine.  She is survived by her daughter, six grandchildren, a sister and broher-in-law.  A memorial service took place, May 3, 2018 at Stony Creek United Methodist, Ypsilani, Michigan.

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Have a happy one while you still can!

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Have a happy one, missed you at the 50th!

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Sep 10, 2016 at 4:33 PM

We've have learned recently that Larry's death occured on November 2, 2014 at a home care facility in Shawnee Kansas.  He was surrounded by his 3 children and 12 grandchildren.  After THS he became a boilermaker, retiring for the Burlington Santa Fe Railroad after 30 years of service.  He is said to have loved his family, friends and co-workers at the Railroad. 

Skip Gladfelter has left an In Memory comment for Edward M. McConnell.
Sep 10, 2016 at 4:33 PM

We've learned further that Ed passed away in Riviera, TX.  He was an Eagle Scout, a High School Tennis Champ and had a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University.  He designed and conducted management services across the glode from L.A. California, to Melbourne, Australia.  Ed was a true friend of mine, he was always positive about everything that went on!  Skip

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Recently we learned that Jacqueline passed away June 15, 2014.  Funeral service were held the following Friday at Qakland Church of the Nazarene.  More of her obituary may be found at

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That's some fine family. Guess that is what it's all about!

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This painting done in the 1930's is of the Old Kansas Governor's Mansion. The furnishings in this home and much of the woodwork and a fireplace are in "The Mansion Rooms" at the Ramada Inn Topeka where our Friday night opening Reception was held.