Glenn M. Kassing

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Glenn Martin Kassing, 87, of Gainesville, Va., formerly of Burlington, died peacefully at home Jan. 27, 2013.

Born Jan. 8, 1926, in Martinsburg, Neb., he was the son of the lateGeorge Webster Kassing and Amanda Blossom Batholomew.  Also preceding him in death were four brothers, George, Joseph, John and Richard and two sisters, Ethel and Betty Lou.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and fought in the Pacific Campaign aboard the USS Corson. After the war he attended college at the University of Missouri and the University of Utah.  His long service to his country included work with the Atomic Energy Commission, Civil Aeronautics Administration and lastly as an electronics engineer with the Federal Aviation Administration where he served for over 30 years and assisted in the development of the air Traffic Control Radar System, Doppler Radar System and the Air Traffic Control Training Center in Oklahoma City.  He held a number of patents and was known to be able to fix anything.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years Gloria Kassing; two daughters, Marion Kassing Atchley and Gloria Bess Meister; two sons, Glenn Martin Kerr and Byron Anthony Kassing; nine grandchildren, John Bolejack, Paul Bolejack, Gloria Atchley, Mimi Zugel, Theresa Graeser, Joy Bess, Kevin Kerr, Maggie Kerr and Liam Kerr; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Pierce Funeral Home, Manassas, Va., handled the private arrangements

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