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.