After 56 years of living life to the fullest, 25 years of devoted marriage, 20 years of joyful fatherhood, and 29 years of sharing his passion in computers with Mayo Clinic Health System, Donald Stewart Glascock leaves this earth to be with God.
Donald was born on Feb. 21, 1963, to Robert and Theresa (Starkey) Glascock in Los Alamos, N.M. He graduated from high school in Los Alamos in 1981 and then he entered the computer science program at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. In 1990, he started working at Mayo Clinic in the Research Computing Facility. He married Stephanie Wagner on May 28, 1994, in Rochester. He continued his degree and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota in 2006.
Donald enjoyed and excelled at all things technical. He was known as a brilliant and humble man and never held it over the rest of us. Understanding his role as a mentor and leader in the hemophilia community, Donald was active and respected in the Hemophilia Foundation of Minnesota/Dakotas (HFMD).
Donald enjoyed wood working, country western dancing, camping, astronomy and perfecting his favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Donald is survived by his wife, Stephanie, and two sons, Ryan and Joel, all of Rochester; his mother, Theresa Glascock of Los Alamos, N.M.; and siblings, Joli (Gary) Garcia, and their daughter, Reese of Elizabeth, Colo., Chris Glascock of Erie, Colo., and Laurie Glascock of Los Alamos, N.M. His family also includes father and mother-in-law, Laurence and Judith Wagner, Rochester; and his sister-in-law, Dr. Wendeline Wagner (Sam Clatterbuck) of Middletown, M.D.; and many other relatives.
He is preceded in death by his father, Robert "Breck" Glascock.
He will be missed terribly, and we look forward to seeing him as one of the bright stars in the sky.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 4135 18th Ave. NW, Rochester. Visitation will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester. A short period of visitation will be held one hour prior to the Mass on Friday.
Memorial donations are preferred to the family.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes is honored to be serving the Glascock family. To leave a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.