Obituary: Sumner Glazier

Glazier Sumner

PITTSTON – Sumner Glazier Jr., “Juju, 92, died Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in the arms of Jean Glazier, his beloved wife of 63 years, and surrounded by his family. He resided at Maine Veterans Homes in Augusta for the past three years and moved to the new facility a day before his death.

He graduated from Cony High School in 1948 and then served four years in the Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1952 and purchased the C&S Market on Riverside Drive in Augusta with his father and brother which he owned and operated for 25 years.

In 1958, Juju married Jean Pulsifer. They have three children, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren with #10 coming soon!

In 1978, he was hired by the State of Maine as Secretary of the Maine Parole Board. He then changed departments and became a health inspector, visiting schools, nursing homes, restaurants and camps. He retired in 1994.

If you asked Juju about the highlights of his life, he would have told you about the camp he built in Sangerville, living in his dream log home, a fishing trip to Alaska with his son, and canoe trips on the Allagash. He was also particularly proud of having climbed Mount Katahdin several times with youth groups from the Penney Memorial United Baptist Church. Juju served on his church’s board of deacons and board of trustees, was a Mason who served as master of his lodge, and coached the Augusta East Little League team.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Glazier of Pittston; daughter Julie Whittemore and husband Jeff of Springfield, Mass., son Steven and wife Susan of West Gardiner, daughter Chery Ouellette and husband Gary of Sidney, “adopted” son Phat Tran and wife Rita of Pittston; grandchildren Daniel and Deb Whittemore of Windsor, Connecticut, Denise and Mark Jones of Richmond, Amy and Matthew Emery of Rome, James and Felicity Ouellette of Sidney, Matthew and Elysia Glazier of Augusta, Michael and Caroline Glazier of Pennsylvania, Diane Tran of Pittston; great-grandchildren, Anna, Isaac, Ethan, Haddie, Toby, Brayden, Chloe, Summer and Deacon; one sister Arlene Gardner of Augusta; and numerous nephews and nieces scattered throughout New England and beyond.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit Tuesday, March 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home, One Church St., Augusta, with a memorial service beginning at 12:30 p.m., followed by interment. service with full military honors at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road in Augusta. Indoor masks are strongly encouraged.

Memories, condolences and photos may be shared with family on the obituary page of our website at

We would like to express our sincere thanks to the staff at Maine Veterans Homes for the great care Juju received and the exceptional way the family was treated for the past three years.

Instead of flowers,

donations can be made to:

Penney Memorial United Baptist Church or:

Maine Veterans Homes

to Augustus.

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