Beverly Glass Dead at 83
After a long illness, Beverly M. Glass, a popular videographer in Laguna Woods, California, died Dec. 16. She was 83. Bev had moved from her home to spend her last weeks under terminal care at Freedom Village in Lake Forest.
Bev and her husband Douglas were deeply involved in the emerging video world of the 1990s by joining such organizations as the Professional Video Network. PVN was originally started by Jim Tompkins, and also included Joe Micalizzi and Hal McClure on its founding committee.
Doug was second camera on McClure’s films on England in 1998 and Malaysia in 2000. “He was fun to work with,” said McClure. “He saved my tail a number of times with good footage, footage I missed.”
After Doug died, Bev became more involved with the Video Club in Laguna Woods, becoming a long-time member of its board of directors. She also joined a small club team shooting video for the important Library of Congress Veterans History project, which collected first-hand accounts from veterans of conflicts dating back to World War I.
A fellow team member, Carlann Luetzow, remembers Bev as “being very knowledgeable about video. For the veterans project, she did lighting, sound and other on-set jobs as needed … and ran the camera on others. Best of all, she was a good friend.”
The third team member, videographer Mike Ayotte, said Bev played an important role in the projects. “She kept track of all the things that can or do go wrong. You can’t believe how many times she whispered in my ear that something was amiss. Bev is missed very much.”
Beverly Glass was born in Los Angeles and was working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where she met and married Doug, her L.A. boss. After retirement they later moved to Orange County.
She is survived by her sister, Carmen L. Cross of Irvine.
Graveside services were at Pacific View Memorial Park Seaview, Corona del Mar, CA. Doug is also buried there.