Myron (Mickey) Glazer of Northampton died Feb. 3 at the Fisher Hospice Home in Amherst from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was the husband of Penina Glazer. Born in Brooklyn in 1934 to Nathan and Ida Glazer, he graduated from City College in New York with a degree in sociology and history. He earned a Masters in Sociology from Rutgers University, and then a Ph.D. from Princeton that he completed in 1965. He was a professor of Sociology at Smith College for four decades. He wrote 10 books, including The Research Adventure; The Whistleblowers: Exposing Corruption in Government and IndustryThe Environmental Crusaders; and The Jews of Paradise: the History of the Jewish Community of Northampton. He served as chair of the Smith College Sociology Department for over a decade, co-chair of the Project on Women and Social Change, president of the Massachusetts Sociological Association, and vice president of the board directors of Congregation B’nai Israel in Northampton. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Fay Lichtash; two children, Joshua Glazer and his wife, Tamar, and Jessica Whaley and her husband, Doug; five grandchildren, Einav, Natan, Idan, Justin and Benjamin; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and three sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law. Memorial contributions may be made to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst; Congregation B’nai Israel in Northampton; or the Fisher Hospice Home in Amherst. ASCHER-ZIMMERMAN FUNERAL HOME


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