Obituary of Dr. A. Glen Everhart
Dr. A. Glen Everhart of Venice, FL passed away the morning of January 8, 2024. He was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia on March 18, 1934.
Dr. and Mrs. Everhart celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary in August 2023. They met while students at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, MO where they each earned their BS degree in Education. They both began teaching upon graduation in Glassboro, New Jersey.
After several years of teaching, Glen was appointed a school superintendent position in Pitman, NJ and spent the next 34 years as a superintendent in Pitman, Gloversville, NY, North Rockland, NY and Tenafly, NJ. He also served as a BOCES Superintendent in New York state.
During his career, he earned his Master of Science in Education and his Doctor of Education from the University of Pennsylvania.
In 1989, Glen was listed in The Executive Educator as “One hundred of North America’s best and brightest school executives.” He loved the field of education and believed that every child should have equal opportunity to achieve their dream.
Following his retirement, he and his wife, Barbara, moved to Heron Creek Golf & Country Club in North Port, FL where they lived for 15 years before moving to Venice.
Glen was one of 7 children born to Leon and Birdie Everhart of Martinsburg, WV. All are predeceased except Donald who lives in Bunker Hill, WV. His siblings include Frances (Evelyn), Leon (Gertrude), Phyllis (Rev. James) Cheshier, Donald (Dorothy), Sara (Rev. Bill) Swain and Steve (Dale). They all attended the Martinsburg public schools.
Glen is survived by his wife, Barbara and two children, Wayne Glen (Ruth) and Rebecca Martin. They have three grandchildren, Jesse Martin, Rachel (Jacob) Watson and Matthew Everhart. In April they were happy to welcome their first great grandson, Isaiah Watson.
While Glen was a terrific adult Sunday School Teacher and served on church boards, he particularly enjoyed singing in the church choirs by adding his voice to the high tenors.
Glen participated in various sports such as golf and fishing, but he particularly enjoyed tennis and downhill skiing.
A memorial service will be held for Dr. Everhart on Saturday, January 27th, 2024 at 11:00AM in Christ Venice Church, 1475 Center Road in Venice. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be given to The Christ Venice Church Scholarship Fund, 1475 Center Road, Venice, Florida 34292 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by visiting www.stjude.org.
Farley Funeral Home in Venice is handling the arrangements. To send a condolence or memory please visit www.farleyfuneralhome.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dr. A. Everhart, please visit Tribute Store