February 3, 1961 - April 24, 2017
James Matthew Glass, aka Jimmy Mack, 56 of Fort Collins died Monday, April 24, 2017 of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, at home with his family by his side. Jimmy was born on February 3, 1961 to John Frances and Joyce Deann Glass at Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colorado. Jimmy was the 4th eldest child and was raised on a farm on North Taft Hill Road with his siblings, John, Jr., Michael, Joy, Dan, Fred and Joe. He had a wonderful childhood and loved hunting, fishing, camping and a little mischief. Jimmy attended Irish Elementary School, Blevins Junior High School, Lincoln Junior High School and Fort Collins High School. He was the Perfect Stranger, making friends wherever he went. When Jimmy was 25 years old, he fell in love with Renate Langley, together they had a baby girl, Cathy Marie Glass; he loved his girls with all of his heart. Tragically, Renate passed away, leaving him with his precious daughter. Later, Jimmy met Sylvia Martinez and they shared a beautiful life together for the last 13 years. He was a Jack-Of-All-Trades; a brilliant mechanic, machinist and engineer. Jimmy was skilled in big construction, heavy machinery, farming, logging and restoring antique vehicles. He had strong resolve and an amazing work ethic, striving to do his very best at everything he did. Once Jimmy bought a Mack dump truck and manufactured a log lifting arm onto the truck, so he could operate the arm from inside. He was an avid lover or cars and trucks and when he was 12 years old, he had an old truck. He loaded Dan, Fred and Joe and they went to Eddy Luther’s and his sisters, from there he took everyone to the carnival at Irish Elementary. One day, Jim and Joe had Danny Scheinger over to the farm. Jim was standing on a bridge, over Arthor’s Ditch and told little Joe to get Dan Schindo’s bike and throw it into the ditch. Joe did as he was told, needless to say, Dan Shindo wasn’t too happy. So, Dan threw little Joe into the ditch and told him not to come out without his bike. Though, he was quite a character with an amazing sense of humor; James Matthew Glass was a pure hearted, gentle giant. He would help anybody, anytime! He was a general leader amongst his 4 brothers and in all areas of his life. In his spare time, he cherished spending time with his family. Jim was a Born-Again-Christian and spent his entire life in his beloved state, Colorado; living in Fort Collins and Wellington. He was an amazing son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and great-uncle. Jim also dearly loved his 4 little dogs; Flicha, Trip, Sam and Angel. James is survived by his daughter, Cathy Marie Glass and her 1 year old daughter, McKenzie; wife, Sylvia Martinez; brothers, John Jr., Michael, Dan, Fred and Joe Glass; stepchildren, Danny, Sam, Crystal and Nick Jordans; 13 year old step grandson, Alex; Nick’s family and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. A memorial service to celebrate James’ life will be held, 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 29th at Goes Funeral Care, 3665 Canal Drive, Suite #E, Fort Collins, Colorado. Chaplin Len who will be presiding over this special occasion. Please join us afterward for refreshments and consider making a donation to assist with James’ final expenses; any kindness will be deeply appreciated.
James Matthew Glass, aka Jimmy Mack, 56 of Fort Collins died Monday, April 24, 2017 of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, at home with his family by his side. Jimmy was born on February 3, 1961 to John Frances and Joyce Deann Glass at Poudre Valley... View Obituary & Service Information
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