April 27, 1942 - November 27, 2021
Violet (Stark) Glickstein, age 79, died, November 27, 2021 at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, FL after an illness of several months duration. Violet was predeceased by her parents, Clara and Gilbert Stark, her beloved daughter, Rena Moyers, and a Golden Retriever, Toffee. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ira, daughters Sara Bar-Zeev (Avi) and Lisa Glickstein (Jeremiah Hagler), son-in-law David Moyers, and five “Grands:” Alex, Samantha and Michaela Hagler, and Isaac and Emerson Bar-Zeev. Violet was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Brooklyn College as a first-generation student and one of the then rare young women in the chemistry major. She was proud of her Hungarian heritage and kept a close lifelong relationship with the Jewish community, including as past president of the sisterhood of the former Temple Beth El in Endicott, NY. Violet later studied at Broome Community College and received her MS in computer science from Binghamton University. She taught briefly at both schools. She and Ira lived for over 36 years in upstate NY where they shared many adventures, including farming sheep in Newark Valley and working as engineers at IBM-Owego (later Loral and Lockheed-Martin), teaching as adjunct professors at the University of Maryland Global Campus (formerly UMUC), square dancing, and cruises and trips around the world, including Walt Disney World.After moving to Florida nearly 20 years ago with Ira, Violet fully participated in life in The Villages, including at Temple Shalom, Freedom Pointe, and with the many friends they made in a long retirement.Violet was outspoken and firm in her convictions,including personal feminism. This she also expressed by enthusiastically encouraging and mentoring women in education and the workplace. She was most proud of and flourished in her work as lead software engineer on the Army Special Operations Night Stalker helicopter project involving Sikorsky Nighthawks and Boeing Chinooks, and enjoyed recounting stories of her coworkers and their experiences. It was a personal point of pride that her software was instrumental in critical tactical operations.Throughout Rena’s long illness, Violet was a devoted caretaker and champion, providing many hours of loving companionship and both retail and travel therapy. Violet enjoyed the fellowship of most people she met in laughter and celebration, and was sure to leave any others in no doubt of her opinion of their weak thinking. Memorably,she once had an extended conversation with a fellow grandmother in St. Petersburg, Russia, despite the fact that they had no language in common. She never failed to greet children and dogs with enthusiasm wherever she went. She loved soap operas,romances, science fiction and fantasy books and movies, and many crafts but especially knitting, a passion introduced to her by beloved mother-in-law Ruth.Violet will be interred at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Leesburg in a private service. A celebration of Violet’s life will be held at a future date for extended family and friends. Those who wish may make donations in her memory to any of the colleges or universities with which she was affiliated or to Howard University, in which she took a passionate interest in recent years. Arrangements are entrusted to Page-Theus Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Leesburg, FL.
Violet (Stark) Glickstein, age 79, died, November 27, 2021 at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, FL after an illness of several months duration. Violet was predeceased by her parents, Clara and Gilbert Stark, her beloved daughter, Rena Moyers,... View Obituary & Service Information
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