Carter Martin Glass
Carter Martin Glass
  • February 10, 1960 - November 29, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Carter grew up in Colorado Springs, son of Carter and Gayle Glass, and big brother to Julie. His father taught at the Air Force Academy and his mother, Gayle, taught grade school. He and his sister Julie enjoyed their big St. Bernard dog, the assorted menagerie of cats, horses, and turtles, and that filled their house. An active Boy Scout in Troop 79, Carter visited Philmont, and backpacked all through the mountains, including a big trek from Colorado Springs to Ouray - a journey of 254 miles. He earned his Eagle Scout and was a member of Order of the Arrow.
Carter competed in several Pikes Peak Marathons and ran cross country for his high schools. Some of his favorite childhood memories were the two years he spent living in Pakistan, learning about a different culture and the interesting history of the Indian subcontinent. During high school they moved to the Philippines and Carter graduated from the Brent School in Baguio. The following summer Carter sailed with the Texas A&M Merchant Marine training ship, going through the Panama Canal and traveling down the west coast of South America.
Carter majored in Computer Science at Texas A&M University and began his career at Texas Instruments in Dallas, where he and Dale met. They were married in 1983 and just celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary last month. Carter earned his MBA and moved to Bethesda where he worked for Booz, Allen, and Hamilton - where Emma now works. Subsequently he worked for a software start-up, Rapid Systems Solutions, which was bought by Thompson Corporation. Carter was the Director of Electronic Publications for the American Geophysical Union and was proud of his work developing an entire suite of software to take articles from submission through the editorial review process to publication. Carter taught at University of Virginia's Summer Publishing Institute and also at Georgetown University. He continued his career at Mulberry Technologies and most recently at Lexis Nexis in Raleigh, North Carolina. Carter loved the challenge of figuring out systems solutions to software engineering problems.
Carter volunteered with the First Lego League robotics competition and at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. He helped out at neighborhood swim meets and Girl Scout activities along with the whole family. His free time was spent reading nonfiction; books about history, nature, and science were his passion. Carter was always learning; he took classes at the Bethesda Writer's Center, was fascinated by his biotechnology courses at Montgomery College and was recently working on his Amazon Web Services certification.
Carter's family gave him immense joy and pride. Carter, Dale, Lelia, and Emma spent Thanksgiving together in Colorado Springs visiting his father, sister, and one of his nieces, Mirelle Thomas. This wonderful time together was our last and will remain in our memories as a blessing.
Donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF, would be appreciated.