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Glore, John B.

October 15, 1927 – January 11, 2023

Age 95

John Bancroft Glore was born on Oct. 15, 1927 in New York City.  He was the son of the late Arthur Ridley Glore and Dorothy Bancroft Joyce Glore.  John and his sister, Joyce, spent their summers at Lake Monomonac in Rindge, NH.  Their father died in 1937, and their mother subsequently married Warren Rishel.  After high school in Elyria, OH, John attended Williams College.  He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy in 1948.  Subsequent education included a Masters in Chemistry from Columbia University and course work towards a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Harvard University, until his studies were interrupted by the Korean War.

John was a member of the Armed Forces in the Army.  His military service included the end of World War II and the Korean War, during which he worked for Army Intelligence at the Pentagon.

In 1951, John married Patricia Pardee, his wife of 53 years until her death in 2004.  Initially they lived in Arlington, VA but moved to Massachusetts in 1955. John remained a Massachusetts resident until his death, residing in Brookline, Needham, Shrewsbury, and Westwood over the years. 

John was a pioneer in the computer software industry, specializing in developing software for use by the U.S. Military and NASA, including planning a manned mission to Mars.  His long career included tenures at The John Hancock Company, The Honeywell Corporation, The Mitre Corporation and The Raytheon Corporation.  After retirement, John volunteered for the Shrewbury Community Services.

John had a life-long love of music and was an avid singer in church choirs and community choruses, including the Worcester Festival Choral Society, and the Dedham and Newton Choral Societies, and most recently in the church choir at the Allin Congregational Church in Dedham.  He was passionate about the out doors and loved to canoe and hike.  Memorable trips included canoeing the Allagash River in Maine, climbing the Grand Teton in Wyoming, and hiking the Presidential Range in New Hampshire.

John and Pat had three children.  A son, Charles Joyce Glore, died in 1956 at age three.  Son Warren Pardee Glore lives in Shelburne, VT, and daughter Janet Glore Reese, lives in Alexandria, VA. John is also survived by six grandchildren (Robin Hier, Geoffrey Glore, Ross Glore, Andrew Reese, Emma Reese and Philip Reese), great-grandchild Ethan Hier, his cousin, Charles Berry, and nieces and nephews.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Ross A. Glore
    January 18th, 2023 | 3:23 pm

    John was one of the most influential and positive people in my life. I’ve always strive to make him proud and have a deep well of respect for him. I’m so grateful I was able to spend as much time with him as I could. I miss him every day.

  2. Lang & Kara Reese
    January 18th, 2023 | 8:45 pm

    John Glore was a wonderful, kind man. A caring father and grandfather that will be sorely missed. We enjoyed every time he visited his daughter Janet in Virginia. We would visit and enjoy his warm smile and sense of humor.

    Rest in peace my friend,
    Lang & Kara Reese

  3. Nancy B. Anderson
    January 22nd, 2023 | 6:57 pm

    John B. Glore was my uncle (by marriage to my Aunt Patricia Pardee). He was one of the most supportive people in my life. I loved him dearly, and miss him a great deal! I am so glad I was able to spend good time with him – both as a young person and as an adult.

  4. Steve Lipner
    January 26th, 2023 | 1:25 pm

    I worked with John at MITRE in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and we went on several hiking trips together in New Hampshire. He was a friend as well as a great colleague and a mentor early in my career. I’m very sorry to hear of his passing.

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