On Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, our hero, Andre Hans Glaubke, earned his angel wings.
Andre was born in Canada and raised in Norfolk. He was the son of Willi P. Glaubke and the late Helga Glaubke. Andre retired from Norfolk Fire-Rescue after 30 years of service. He was employed by Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.
Left to cherish his beautiful memory are his wife, Laura C. Glaubke; daughter, Aundrea J. Glaubke, and her fiancé, Robert Williamson; son, Adam F. Glaubke; brother-in-law, Billy Couch (Debbie); brothers, Robert (Amy), Jorg (Mindy), Achim (Lynn), Hank and Eddie (Donna); cousin, Marlies (Marty), who he considered his sister; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Andre was an avid ODU fan and season-ticket holder since its inception in 2009. Andre was known for his beautiful smile and quick wit.
A special thank you to his Sentara Virginia Beach and Sentara Princess Anne friends — he considered you all family, and Dr. Scott Cross and nurse Barbara for their excellent care and comfort they gave to Andre over the year. A special thank you to our St. Pius family, who have surrounded us with love and friendship, and all the friends who showed such kindness during his illness.
Andre was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and attended men’s group on Saturday mornings, where he made lifelong friends. Andre dedicated his life to the service of people and was always there if anyone needed him.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 31, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. A luncheon celebrating Andre’s life will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Azalea Inn, East Little Creek Road. All are invited to come and share sweet stories of Andre.
Memorial donations may be made in Andre’s name to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Norfolk, or the Melanoma Research Foundation, Washington, D.C.
A quote from a doctor Andre worked with for 30 years, “He lived a life of service, and I was proud to be his friend. He had your back, said what he meant and meant what he said.”
Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.