Robert (“Cheddar” Bob) Glanz, 72, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Southern Kentucky on July 3, 2023. Bob was born in Buffalo, NY on November 7, 1950, to parents Adam and Helen.
He was a medic in the Air Force, which inspired him to pursue nurse anesthesia. He graduated from Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, TN and earned an associate degree in nursing. Then he went on to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN where he completed his training to become a nurse anesthetist. Bob worked at T.J. Samson Community Hospital as a nurse anesthetist for nearly 30 years. Bob had a big personality. During his life, he was a connoisseur of bourbon, pizza, and Polish food. He was an avid fisherman and cherished his annual fishing trips to Canada with his son, Eric, and close friends, Larry McNabb, Eric Ward, and Jud Allen. He was also a live music enthusiast devoted to the Blues. He could often be found at local Blues jams and was a familiar face to many local musicians.
Bob is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Beth; children, Eric and Sara (Alex Kidd); and dog, Barney. Bob is also survived by his cousin, Ronnie Szczepaniak of Buffalo, NY; uncle, Ed (Caryn) Wojtowicz of Buffalo, NY; best friend, Larry (Sherry) McNabb of Bowling Green; and numerous other close friends that were like family to Bob. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Adam and Helen Wojtowicz Glanz, and uncle, Chester Glanz.
Bob chose to be cremated. Visitation will be held on July 30, 2023, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at A.F. Crow and Son Funeral Home in Glasgow, KY with a Rosary service to follow at 4:00 pm. A funeral Mass will take place at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Bowling Green, KY on July 31, 2023, at 9:30 am with interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Bowling Green.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern Kentucky or the Barren River Animal Welfare Association (BRAWA). The family requests no plants or gifts, please.