1957 Randy 2015

Randy Glasbergen

February 20, 1957 — August 11, 2015

Randy J. Glasbergen, 58, of Sherburne, NY passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY.
Randy was born February 20, 1957 in Norwich, NY a son of the late John G. and Florence Hummel Glasbergen. He was a graduate of Sherburne-Earlville High School and attended Utica College of Syracuse University. On July 9, 1977, Randy married Karen Harris in Sherburne.
Randy was a cartoonist and humorist whose professional cartooning career started when he was 15. His works appeared in magazines, newspapers, greeting cards, and scores of other media outlets. His panel The Better Half was syndicated by King Features Syndicate for 32 years from 1982 to 2014 and published seven days a week all over the world. His “Glasbergen Cartoons” feature is syndicated online by GoComics. He was also the author of three bestselling books about the art of cartooning, along with several other books of his cartoons.
Above all, Randy was a devoted family man. The times spent with his children and grandchildren were most precious to him. His wit, humor, love of music, incredible talent and countless “Randyisms”—DHS, JTPYO, and SH&D—will be greatly missed by his family, friends and innumerable fans all over the world.
Randy is survived by his wife of 38 years, Karen; his children, Jennifer and Erin Ashton, Christie and Frank Busce, Candace and Ryan Gayfield, all of Sherburne, Samuel Glasbergen and Erin Himes of Earlville, NY; grandchildren, Tanner, Lillie and Amelia Ashton, Adam Busce, Abigail, Nolan and Alexandra Gayfield; a brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Antoinette Glasbergen of Rochester, NY. He is also survived by his step-mother, Jacquelyn Glasbergen of Sherburne; his father-in-law, Russell Harris of Sackets Harbor; in-laws, Linda Harris of Arlington, VA; Stephen and Shelly Harris of Sherburne; Cheryl and Fred Boyson of Hubbardsville, NY; Joy and David Mazzetti of Walkill, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Randy also left behind his beloved Basset Hounds, Tootsie, Maxine and Seymour.
A Memorial Celebration of Randy’s life will be held at 10am Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church, Chapel St., Sherburne, followed by interment in West Hill Cemetery, Sherburne.
Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 South Main St, Sherburne on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Chenango County SPCA 6160 County Road 32 Norwich, NY 13815, or to the ABC Basset Hound Rescue PO Box 272 Buffalo, NY 14225.
A Celebration of his life will continue @ 12:30 PM on Saturday, August 15, at Magro's Banquet Hall 110 Sanitarium Road Sherburne, NY. We urge everyone to attend.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Randy Glasbergen, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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First Visitation

Friday, August 14, 2015

2:00 - 4:00pm

Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc. Sherburne, NY

10 S. Main St., Sherburne, NY 13460

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Second Visitation

Friday, August 14, 2015

7:00 - 9:00pm

Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc. Sherburne, NY

10 S. Main St., Sherburne, NY 13460

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Starts at 10:00am

First United Methodist Church, Sherburne

Chapel St., Sherburne, NY 13460

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