William T. Glasgow Sr.
William T. Glasgow, Sr. of Lemont, IL, passed away peacefully October 23, 2015 surrounded by his family. "BG", beloved husband of Loretta (nee Kelly) for 61 years; loving father of Bill (Linda) Glasgow, Jr., Brian (Kristen) Glasgow and Karen Glasgow; proud grandfather of Kelly, Ryan, Bobby and Ashley; dear brother of Bernie (Marie) Glasgow and the late Francis Glasgow. BG was an icon in the trade show industry for more than 65 years. He began his career at the Conrad Hilton Hotel in Chicago, while attending Loyola University. In 1967, he became Director of Sales & Marketing for Greyhound Food Management. In 1975 he was hired as Show Manager by the Electronic Industries Association to manage their Consumer Electronics Shows (held in Chicago and Las Vegas). He was later promoted to Vice President, where he remained in that capacity until he started his own business- W.T. Glasgow, Inc. in 1984. In 2010, Bill Glasgow Sr. received the "Outstanding Achievement in Industry Leadership Award" from the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE). He will be greatly missed by his family and those who were privileged to work with him in the trade show industry. Visitation Sunday 2-8 PM at Lawn Funeral Home 17909 S 94th Ave Tinley Park, IL 60487. Funeral Monday10:30 AM from Lawn Funeral Home 17909 S. 94th Ave. Tinley Park, Illinois 60487 to Our Lady of the Woods Parish 10731 W. 131st Street Orland Park, IL 60462 Mass 11:15 AM. Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Leo Catholic High School, c/o Dan Mc Grath/Scholarship, 7901 S. Sangamon Street Chicago, IL 60620. Funeral info (708) 532-3100.
2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday October 25, 2015
Lawn Funeral Home - Tinley Park