Dr. Thomas L. Glatt – October 15, 2022

Dr. Thomas Louis Glatt passed away peacefully on October 15, 2022 while surrounded by his loving family.A true son of Hoboken, Tom was born in Hoboken on October 18, 1940 to the late Madeline (Winkelman) and Otto Glatt. Raised in Hoboken, it was at Demarest High School where Tom’s good fortune began.  He quickly became the star quarterback of the football team and he met the love of his life Elizabeth “Betty” Magner. His success on the field afforded him the opportunity to attend college and he set out to play for St. Mary’s of the Plains in Kansas. Though the Starting Quarterback and highly lauded on the field he did not remain past his first year as his heart belonged to Betty and she was in Hoboken.

Upon his return to Hoboken, Tommy continued his education at Fairleigh Dickinson College with the support of Betty and while working three jobs. Next it was off to NYU Dental School, graduating in 1967 with his D.D.S., wife, Elizabeth Glatt and daughter Kimberly. He immediately went into practice with Dr. Diamond on Washington Street in Hoboken, opening his own practice down the block a few years later. Three more children, Janine Glatt, Stephanie Glatt and Thomas Glatt followed along with a foray into real estate alongside his wife Betty, creating the first residential condominiums in Hoboken. Dr. Thomas Glatt continued his dental practice in Hoboken for the next 4 decades.

Always working hard to be the best in his field he obtained numerous awards during his schooling and dental career including Recognition to the Science Program at the 1966 American Dental Association Conference and the NYU College of Dentistry First Award in the Student Clinic Program that same year. He pursued his Postdoctoral training in Implantology at Harvard University and received the highest level of credentials in Implantology, becoming a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantology. His continuous pursuit of learning allowed him to further his love of dentistry and its ability to change his patients’ lives. Though he received numerous accolades throughout his life, his most prized was his 2013 induction into the Hoboken High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Sailing through the Caribbean and Bahamas, traveling throughout the world with family and friends and laughing with his family were his favorite pastimes. His true love though was his wife Elizabeth. The moment he saw her at the top of the stairwell at Demarest High School at age 13 he was smitten. Together since they were 17, they created a life fulfilling their dreams and passions, all from their home base of Hoboken. Together laughing, dancing and loving until the end, their love for each other created a world where two kids from Hoboken travelled the world holding hands, leaving a trail of stardust and dreams in their wake.

Thomas Glatt has surrounded himself in life with his loving wife Elizabeth Glatt (Magner); children Kimberly, Janine, Stephanie and Thomas, sons-In-law Jay Yacker and Nick DeTrizio; grandchildren Evan and Alexa Yacker and Aiden and Christopher DeTrizio, siblings, April Joi, Gary Glatt and Otto Glatt (deceased) and their families, Donald Magner and Camille Magner (deceased), Dorothy and Patrick Mazzeo (both Deceased) Gerald (Buddy) Magner (deceased) and their loving children and grandchildren; lifelong friends Bob Taglieri, Peter Dapuzzo and Vernal Piantanida as well as many other friends and patients to list individually. He truly loved the life he created with all of you in it!

Visitation for Thomas will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at the Lawton Turso Funeral Home at 633 Washington Street, Hoboken (Corner of Washington and Seventh Streets, parking on Seventh). A graveside service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery (North Arlington) at 12:30 PM on Thursday, October 20, 2022.

Lawton-Turso Funeral Home

16 thoughts on “Dr. Thomas L. Glatt – October 15, 2022

  1. My sincere condolences to the entire Glatt family. My thoughts and prayers are with you Betty during this difficult time.

  2. MJ & I send all our love and condolences to Betty and the entire Glatt Family. You all are like family to us. Our entire life contains such wonderful memories of trips together to exotic places through the years. As well as our monthly lunches and dinners at River Palm Terrace in Edgewater and many LBI memories. Tommy was unique in many ways. We so looked forward to dining with him & Betty to discover what was on his mind and where he was next planning a trip. We will miss you Tommy for the fun loving family man and great friend you were. Soar with the Eagles and smile down on us from above please.

  3. This is what a man should be. Loving husband, Father, Grandfather as well as a friend.
    What can you say about a person who did life perfect? THANK YOU!!!! Thank you for making this world a better place with you in it.
    Now we all are lost at the moment. But I alone know I am a better person just by knowing him for the few moments I was able.
    Now talk about a legacy left behind.
    Again PERFECT!! A family that loves and cares for each other so much that if one hurts they all hurt.
    So Dr. Thomas Louis Glatt, take your rest so when you all see each other you will party for days. With love to all.

  4. Dear Betty and children, Those we loose don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen,Unheard, but always near.Our Lady of Grace enfold you all and the tomorrow to come., Dear Betty, my heart aches for a beautiful family. God Bless You All. So so so sorry. Liz and and Angelo Mongiello. (Liz Valente )

  5. On behalf of the 50’s Reunion Committee we want to express our condolences to you Elizabeth and the Glatt Family. It was such a happy occasion seeing both of you at the Reunion. Our hearts and prayers are with all of you. Again, we are sorry for your loss.

  6. My Mom Thanks Everyone for the outpouring of Love & Support. It certainly helps ❤️❤️❤️

  7. Stephanie, please tell your mom again both MJ & I love her and are here to help in any way possible.
    The initial shock and sadness and grief will leave her numb as it will all of you children and grandchildren your dad loved so much. Tommy always was happy and cheerful and would want you mom and all of you when
    the shock wears off to “ Not be too sad because he is gone …he will never be gone from you hearts and memories. When the time is right Smile and enjoy the wonderful memories you all created and be grateful
    it all happened to a wonderful family with a great dad and mom”.

  8. My Condolences to your family, may he Rest in Peace.
    I remember your family fondly growing up many moons ago in Hoboken.

  9. My condolences and prayers to all the family. Everything that I’ve read is a mosaic in the life of Dr Glatt. I’m adding my piece into the caliber of human being he was. I was a patient and a very cowardly one at that. He was mindful of this and was always patient and thoughtful in allaying my fears but that’s not all that I will always treasure about him. I had not seen in quite some time, when he read in the newspaper about very serious accusations that were made about me that, if proven to be true would have landed me in jail for many years. I received a beautiful comforting letter from him offering to write to the court on my behalf. I will never forget his kindness and generosity and I know I’m not the only one who was the recipient of his unselfish, unsolicited desire to help. We are put on this earth to do good and help our fellow man and I know Dr. Glatt is now reaping his reward in the presence of the Almighty. May God give you comfort and solace during this time of grief.

  10. Rest in eternal joy and peace Dr. Glatt. May you now be in Paradise reunited with all loved ones that preceded you. You did me well as a young man caring for my cavities. Thank you. God bless you forever. May your loved ones left mourning be consoled by Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savoir who makes all things new. R.I.P. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻✝️

  11. Dear Betty & Family,
    It is with a sad and heavy heart I am writing this today….first for your loss, and second because I found out after the fact and wasn’t able to come and pay my respects in person to all of you…unfortunately I was informed on Sunday evening the 23rd. I cant even begin to tell you how many times in the past few years I’ve said to myself I need to call and catch up with T.G. (which is how I respectfully referred to him) and yet never got around to it. Some of my greatest memories were when we worked together in the Hoboken office on 7th Street. The fun we used to have celebrating holidays and going out for impromptu lunches to the Union Club or Leo’s, they were some of my fondest crazy memories. To this day he is my most favorite boss, and I will always regret not making that phone call to hear his voice one more time.
    He was a great dentist, creative & artistic, and as his assistant and then as his hygienist, I learned many wonderful techniques & traits from him which I still incorporate into my work days today…he was always kind to me and I am proud to have known him and called him a friend.
    Please pass on my condolences to the entire extended family. Just know he will be truly missed and has left forever marks on many of our lives as he walked this earth.
    Sharing in your sorrow in the loss of someone so special to your heart and mine.
    I will try to reach out to you Betty in the next few weeks to speak to you personally.
    Sincerely, with Love & caring

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