Dr. Charles H. Glatfelter
GettysburgDr. Charles H. Glatfelter, 88, Professor of History Emeritus of Gettysburg College, historian and author, died Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at his home following a brief illness. He was a member of the faculty of Gettysburg College from 1949 until 1989, where he served as Dean of the College, Chairman of the History Department, a Franklin Professor of History and was Professor Emeritus since 1989.He served as the Executive Director of the Adams County Historical Society and was a life member of the Pennsylvania Historical Association of which he was a past President, Vice President, Recording Secretary and Treasurer.Dr. Glatfelter was a former member of the Board of Theological Education, Lutheran Church in America and of the Commission on the Ministry, Central Pennsylvania Synod of the Lutheran Church of America and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Gettysburg.He leaves a daughter, Christina E. Glatfelter of Aspers; a son, Philip H. Glatfelter of Hallam; a half brother, Roger G. Krout of Boynton Beach, FL and many friends and colleagues.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 30 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, with his pastor, the Rev. Stephen R. Herr, officiating, assisted by Rev. Neil Hively. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 PM Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hanover Street, Glen Rock. PA. Viewings will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday at the Geiple Funeral Home, Inc., 53 Main Street, Glen Rock and from 9:15 to 10:45 AM Tuesday at Christ Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Adams County Historical Society, 111 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325 or to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 44 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325.