Michael Patrick Glass, age 55, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, of natural causes. He will always be loved and missed by his family and friends. Michael was born on June 11, 1961, in Marysville, California, to Robert Porter Glass, Jr., and Mary Ann Richardson Glass. When he was still a child, his family moved to Montana, where he enjoyed the great outdoors of Bridger and Red Lodge. Later in life, Michael moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he met his best friend and life partner, Bryce Yoder, in 1987.
Naturally gifted as a fine artist, Michael painted murals in the trompe l’oeil (literally, trick-the-eye) tradition and also painted Faux finishes. He learned the art of coiffure at the Scott Cole Academy, and was a freelance hair stylist. His creative endeavors also included master baking and cooking to the delight of many. Michael volunteered for The Girl Scouts of Arizona by putting on art workshops for their niece’s troop and also volunteered with the Pomelo Park Neighborhood in Phoenix.
Michael is survived by his partner Bryce Yoder; his siblings, Rob, Steve, Chris, Susan; his nieces and nephews, William, Ryan, Danielle, Jeffery, and Lauren; his sister-in-law Debbie and brother-in-law, Bruce; his mother-in-law, Bert; Bryce’s nieces Heather, Natalie, Rachel, and Lydia; his dear friends, Missy, Patricia, and Angelique; and his beloved Airedale terrier, Flaik.
Peace of mind, courage, and comfort to everyone who loved Michael. My heart goes out to you.
I love you Michael you will forever live in my heart till I take my final breath. My condolence to the family.
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I wish you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
With sincerest sympathy
Miss you buddy
Michael, you were a part of my family for 30yrs. I enjoyed our times together, our phone calls and texts.
You were so talented, fun loving. You lived life on your own terms. I will miss you forever.
Words can’t express how he affected many people. I know he is in peace watching over his loves. I hear his voice all the time, .. “don’t eat ice” “in that outfit?” And when I garden. . “Prune these, don’t over water”.. when cooking, “turn the stove down, don’t burn it”. But mostly I miss us chatting for hours about nothing and having a cold beer in the back patio. Love him always. RIP my friend.
Susan Christine Mortensen
Michael was one of a kind. Kind, funny, smart, talented and most of all, loving. Thank You for what you brought to the lives of anyone who knew you. Bryce, again, live your life to make Michael proud! XOXOXO Love is the ONLY thing that matters.
My deepest sympathies. I still can’t believe we have to live without Michael here on earth. He will forever be in our hearts and our memories of him can’t be taken away. He was one of a kind. Rest in Peace my friend. Until we meet again……
To Bryce and Bert and the rest of the family, Dr. Carl and I send our heartfelt condolences and are very saddened by your loss.
I was fortunate to have Michael as my hair stylist for many years. We had heart-to-heart talks as one can only do at those sessions. He also was a major designer for my house décor. As a nurse, I am not especially good at decorating, and he helped me make many decisions when I was helpless to do so. He also painted our patio walls with beautifully designed geckos.
We saw Michael on Monday for my haircut. When he left we had a good hug and kiss expressing our love for each other. On Tuesday we texted into the afternoon. Michael had a way of texting to me in that he did not finish his message in one text. There was always more. Many times I would be answering his text and he would fire another one at me. It was that way Tuesday and that night he was gone.
When I look around the house, I see Michael’s touches everywhere. We will not forget him. He gladdened many lives and is much loved.
Diane & Mike Maxham
We are so very sorry for your loss, it’s hard to put into words. Less than a month before he passed, Michael was with us, having fun and entertaining us, as well as having meaningful discussions with us. I’m fortunate to have been able to see him in April, and it will take a long while to accept that he is not with us except in spirit.
Cheers to the many good times over the 30 years that we knew Michael with Bryce and RIP dear Michael.
Mike my heart is broken. If only I could of told you how much I loved you. If only I could of said, ” I am Sorry”. I took for granted that you would always be here, that I had time to reach out to you. You were and will always be, my most best and dearest friend I will ever have. My memories of you I will forever cherish. This is not Goodbye, because I will see you again, Please say Hello to Jesus for me. Friends Always and Forever. Stacy
To beautiful Bryce, words can never express how much my heart aches for you, and your family. You are and will always be in my thoughts and prayers. I love you. Stacy
I still find myself reminiscing about so many fond memories regularly….My family, Bryce, the animals, we all had to many incredible times together that will never be forgotten. Words cannot describe how much I miss you. “Mee-Kai-ell”