announces that Art Glatfelter, a former Foundation board member, died
on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at the age of 88.
Mr. Glatfelter was renowned for his generous contributions of his time and
resources. A World War II Marine Corps veteran in the Pacific Theater from
July 1942 to July 1946, he served on numerous boards and organizations
within his community and the fire service for more than 50 years
In 1951, Mr. Glatfelter founded the Glatfelter Insurance Group in his hometown
of Dallastown, PA, which grew to be one of the largest privately owned
agencies in the United States. He founded VFIS in 1969 to fill a need for
insurance coverage for the nation's volunteer fire and emergency services.
Today, VFIS is the world's leading provider of insurance coverage as well
as education and training programs for the emergency services community.
Mr. Glatfelter was instrumental in establishing and building the National Fallen
Firefighters Memorial in 1981, and he served on the Board of Directors of the
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation from 1995-2005. He generously donated
time and support to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend and
sponsored the broadcast of the Weekend for many years.
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It is with deep sadness that the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation