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Otis A. Glazebrook IV

April 17, 2014
Lake Placid News

Otis Allan Glazebrook IV died suddenly on March 28 at home in East Hampton.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa. on Aug. 6, 1948, Otis grew up in Bedford, N.Y.; however his fondest memories of his youth were centered on the family summer home in Lake Placid.

Otis was extremely passionate in his interests.

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Otis A. Glazebrook IV

He was a downhill skier, skiing at Whiteface Mountain as a young boy, a member of the ski team at Fountain Valley School in Colorado, and moved to Vail, Colo. to train for the National Team.

He was a water skier, competing in amateur competitions, and skiing professionally in water ski shows.

He was a sailor, and raced in Sag Harbor and Lake Champlain. His interest in sailing led him to work on innovative designs for America's Cup sailboats.

Otis was a voracious reader, with interests in history and politics which led him to extensively research his family genealogy. Otis was actively involved in Alpha Tau Omega National Fraternity, which was founded by his Great Grandfather, serving on the ATO Foundation Board of Directors. He designed a National Headquarters building in the shape of the ATO badge.

Otis was a self-taught architectural draftsman, working with many local architects and served as Chairman of the Sag Harbor Zoning Board.

Otis is survived by his mother, Suzanne Ewing of Bedford; a sister, Zina; two brothers, Michael and Larkin (Cece); two nephews, Larkin and Otis; and his life partner, Mary Trabona.

We all like to believe that Otis is on his favorite mountain or lake and is having a great run!

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Fountain Valley School, 6155 Fountain Valley School Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80911, online at; and the Alpha Tau Omega Foundation, 32 East Washington St., Suite 1350, Indianapolis, IN 46204, at



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