Michael H. Glasser, 71, of San Rafael, California, died suddenly at his home on June 9, 2021.
Michael was born in New York City on January 30, 1950, to Muriel and Victor Glasser. He grew up in Great Neck, Long Island, where his many talents and independent and artistic personality developed. He attended Great Neck public schools and Harvard College.
He played the piano beautifully throughout his life; he made metal sculptures while in high school; he pursued photography for many years; he loved and appreciated classical music and the fine arts. He had a wonderful sense of humor, read widely, and cared about American politics.
In his many varied work experiences, Michael pursued his interests in art and design and was a perfectionist in all he did. He wrote for Car and Driver Magazine, painted custom designed art in swimming pools, ran a boat restaurant and did construction work in Connecticut, and installed German kitchen cabinets in St. Thomas, USVI.
In the early 1990s he moved to Northern California and eventually settled in San Rafael. For many years he owned Studio Snaidero Bay Area, where he designed and installed fine Italian kitchen cabinets. Over the years, many of his clients became friends.
Michael was passionate about cars, bicycles and motorcycles. Over the years he went on many motorcycle adventures with his riding friends; for his 50th birthday he went on a memorable motorcycle tour of New Zealand.
Michael was preceded in death by his father Victor. Two marriages ended in divorce. He is survived by his mother Muriel Glasser, Princeton NJ; his sister Karen Glasser Howe and her husband John, Skillman NJ; his nieces Mariah Klein, Rachel Howe, and Isabel Howe and their partners; his great-nieces Cassandra and Tessa Klein and great-nephew John Klein; cousins and loving friends. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, great-uncle, and friend; we all miss him and mourn his loss. There will be a private memorial in the fall.
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