Julie Glowacki, age 80, passed away at home on Saturday, September 10. She was surrounded by her children, David Glowacki, Karen Glowacki, and Leah (Glowacki) Coghlan. Julie was preceded in death by her parents, Carroll and Dorothy Nimtz, her sweet Aunt Cleone Nimtz, and beloved husband, Clifford. She is survived by her three children and daughter-in-law Molli (McAndrews) Glowacki, her sister Jane Erickson, three nephews, and eight grandchildren.
Julie was born and raised in Virginia, Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with a degree in medical technology. Julie met her love, Clifford, while a student there. They married soon after graduation and settled in the Minneapolis area. Julie worked as an American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) medical laboratory technologist until deciding to stay home to raise her children. The family moved to Dublin, Ohio upon Clifford’s job transfer in the early 1970s.
Julie volunteered at her children’s elementary schools and became involved in music ministry at St. Brendan Church in Hilliard. She was a founding member of the Folk Group. Julie was a talented musician and played violin, guitar, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, ukulele, and other stringed instruments as well as percussive instruments. She was also a trained singer and lent her beautiful voice to not only the church, but to the retreats and services in which she participated. Julie and Cliff became involved in the Cursillo movement (Columbus Cum Cristo) and over time acted as rector for many retreat-weekends, ultimately becoming Lay Directors and members of the Board of Trustees. In addition to her administrative responsibilities with Cursillo, Julie served on many retreat-weekends as the team musician. Julie and Cliff were also dedicated to the Kairos Prison Ministry, and Julie both served on retreat teams at the Ohio Reformatory for Women at Marysville and supported Cliff with his retreat work at men’s correctional institutions throughout Ohio.
When the Diocese of Columbus sought to establish a new parish in Dublin, Julie and Cliff left the community at St. Brendan and joined in the founding of St. Brigid of Kildare Church. While Cliff served on the Building Committee, Julie served on the Music Committee and became a founding member of the music group which is now known as Brigid’s Gael. She was involved in other ministries at St. Brigid of Kildare including the Bereavement Committee, 55+ Club, the Little Flowers Rosary Group, and she volunteered at Masses for St. Brigid of Kildare School.
Once Julie’s children were high school age, she returned to work as an office manager for Millcreek Gardens in Ostrander. She continued her volunteerism during this time and then once her children were grown, she and Cliff moved to Sacramento, California. Julie worked as a human resources and payroll specialist at Technikon Inc and enjoyed exploring California with Cliff for the five years they lived there.
Upon their return to Ohio, Julie and Cliff resumed many service-oriented pursuits. Over time, Julie began to additionally volunteer with Mount Carmel Hospice Care, led a weekly rosary group at the Dublin Memory Center where she incorporated music into each visit, and supported RCIA candidates through letters and prayers. Julie was a devout Catholic and will be missed by the many individuals whose lives she touched.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kavya Krishna and the staff of Columbus Oncology and Hematology. We would also like to thank the staff at Dublin Methodist Hospital and Ohio Health Home Care for their dedication to Julie’s well-being. We are especially grateful to the staff of Ohio Health Hospice Care for the dignity, comfort, and grace that was afforded to Julie in her last moments.
Visitation will be at St. Brigid of Kildare Church, 7179 Avery Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017 on THURSDAY, September 15 from 4:00pm-7:00pm with a De Colores Service beginning at 7:00pm. The funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00am on FRIDAY, September 16, 2022 at St. Brigid of Kildare Church with interment at Resurrection Cemetery to follow. Monsignor Joseph M. Hendricks and other priests of the Columbus and Cincinnati Dioceses will Con-celebrate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Brigid of Kildare Church or Maryknoll Missions.
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Friday, September 16, 2022
Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)
Monsignor Joseph M. Hendricks and other priests of the Columbus and Cincinnati Dioceses will Con-celebrate. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center, Ohio.