RETAIL EXEC GLASER, 75
Byline: Rusty Williamson
DALLAS — Herbert Glaser, former president and chief operating officer of the Elder-Beerman department store chain, died Saturday at his home in Dayton, Ohio. He was 75.
The company said he died of natural causes.
Glaser joined Elder-Beerman as president in 1984 and retired in 1994. He re-joined the company in 1995 as president and chief operating officer to help the chain emerge from bankruptcy and retired again in 1997.
He began his retail career at Macy’s East in Atlanta and later joined Cohen Brothers in Jacksonville, Fla.
“Elder-Beerman recognizes the many contributions Herb Glaser made to our company throughout his tenure,” said Gloria Siegler, manager of investor relations at the moderate store chain. “The company particularly appreciates his efforts from 1995 through 1997, when he came back to Elder-Beerman from a well-earned retirement to help successfully reorganize the company. He was a friend to all.”
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Beverly; son John; daughter Judy Hutchinson; grandson, Matthew Glaser; sister, Ethel Coffman, and a brother, Donald.