John
Glock, John Steven (73) Concluded a life well lived on Friday, March 4th, 2005. Born July 24, 1931, John was a leader in the automotive industry for more than 40 years. As a youngster, he was a talented soccer and basketball player. He maintained this love of sport until his death. His favorite sport of course, was socializing with his many friends. He was an adoring husband to his late wife Susie with whom he joyfully traveled the world, a devoted and generous father to his sons Paul and Steve, and (daughter) Wanda, and a charismatic friend to everyone he met. John also leaves two grand children Kevin and Michael, great grandson Jonathon, brother Connie, and favorite dog Wallace. John was preceded in death by brother George and sister Mary Nell. Services will be held Saturday, March 12th, 2005, 11am at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA. www.Lafuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, please donate in his name to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org.

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  1. I DO NOT KNOW IF YOU NEED TO BE IN THE CAR BUSINESS TO FIND THIS STORY AMUSING….BUT HERE IT IS….ONE DAY JOHN RECEIVED A CALL FROM A POTENTIAL CUSTOMER….HE SAID JOHN I HAVE A CREAMPUFF OF A CAR TO TRADE IN…ITS IN MINT CONDITION…ITS A 1967 TEMPEST….AND BEAUTIFUL…..JOHN SAID HELL THAT SOUNDS GREAT BRING IT DOWN……JOHN AND I WERE STANDING ON THE SIDE SMOKING A CIGARETTE…AND I WILL NEVER FORGET THE LOOK ON JOHNS FACE…..THIS TEMPEST PULLED IN…THE HEADLINER WAS HANGING SO LOW….IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS WRAPPED AROUND THE GUYS BODY…..THE PAINT JOB WAS DONE WITH A ROLLER……JOHN SAID HOLY SHIT…..SO JOHN THE SWEETHEART HE WAS….TELLS THE CUSTOMER YOUR RIGHT ITS SOMETHING….LET ME GET MY USED CAR MANAGER……WELL JOHN TOLD BOBBY THE USED CAR MANAGER TO GO LOOK AT THIS TEMPEST….AND JOHN AND I WERE HIDING IN OUR OFFICE….2 MINUTES AND BOBBYS PAGING JOHN….WHEN JOHN CALLED BOBBY…BOBBY SAID WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON…I THOUGHT YOU SAID IT WAS IN MINT CONDITION…ILL TELL YOU WHAT IM GOIING TO DO….YOU TELL THE CUSTOMER IF HE GIVES ME $100.00…ILL TAKE HIS CAR….JOHN SAID HELL THE HELL AM I GOING TO DO THAT…..GUESS WHAT JOHN DID IT…..CONVINCED THE CUSTOMER TO PAY MARTIN CADILLAC FOR HIS TRADE….BUT FUNNIER YET…THE CUSTOMER WAS BEGGING JOHN TO SEE OF WE WOULD FORGET ABOUT THE 100.00 AND JUST TAKE HIS TRADE…….JOHN WAS SUCH A GREAT SALESPERSON…..HE MADE THE GUY THINK WE WERE DOING HIM THE BIGGEST FAVOR….

  2. JOHN AND I HAD A BRAINSTORM ONE DAY….WE DECIDED EVERYONE WHO HIT THE LOTTO…WAS IN A POOR NEIGHBORHOOD…..SO WE DROVE TO A REAL BAD AREA TO BUY TICKETS…….WE DIDNT WANT TO GET OUT OF THE CAR…BUT I TALKED JOHN INTO GOING IN….WHEN HE GOT OUT OF THE CAR I LOCKED ALL THE DOORS TO REMAIN SAFE……JOHN WAS SO PISSED OFF….FOR TWO DAYS HE DID NOT TALK TO ME….

  3. ONE DAY JOHN AND I WERE ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING WATCHING WHAT WAS GOING ON AROUND US…..WE LOVED DOING THAT…..WE SAW MORE FUNNY STUFF….THIS GUY PULLS IN ON A BICYCLE…..HE LOOKS LIKE THE RED BARON…HE HAS A SCARF AROUND HIS NECK…GOGGLES….AND EAR MUFFS,,,,GLOVES…SHORTS AND KNEE HIGH BOOTS….A REAL NUT CASE…..JOHN SAYS OH MY GOD LOOK AT THAT NUT……THE GUY PARKS HIS BIKE……UNLOADES ALL HIS APPAREL……..WALKS UP TO THE SIDE WHERE WE ARE…AND JOHNS SAYING OH MY GOD…..THE GUY WALKS UP TO JOHN ..JOHN SAYS CAN I HELP YOU SIR….THE GUY SAYS…..”IM LOOKING FOR AN OLD FRIEND OF MY JOHN GLOCK…….THE LOOK OF SHOCK ON OUR FACES HAD TO BE SOMETHING…..TURNED OUT JOHN KNEW HIM FROM YEARS AGO…BUT JOHN WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT….

  4. Steve and Wanda, We send our love to you at this time of loss. Be comforted in the knowledge that John will be in the hearts of everyone he ever met. John was so very special. Our love to you both and your family. Sue & Glen Frailey

  5. John, you will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time of loss. Lawrence Kent

  6. We will miss you very much John. You became a great friend to all of us here in the apt complex. Your jokes and fun experiences had us all laughing. You always had time to greet and wish everyone a nice day. God Bless you.

  7. TO Steve and Wanda Glock Sue Parker called with the sad news about John. I am so sorry for your loss. John and I go back over 40 years in the Cadillac business. The worst thing I can say about John is that he was a true gentleman, and I will miss talking to him. Please accept my sincere condolences. Bob Froeschle

  8. To all in the Glock family, John was as likable a man as I have ever met. He was my mentor in the car business and personified integrity, character and ethics. If he ever had an unkind word to say about anyone, he kept it to himself. He will remain in my fondest memories forever. One of John\’s catch phrases was “God love ya\’.” Well, God love ya\’, John. You will be remembered. Michael Roth

  9. Steve, Wanda, and Paul, Please accept our sincere condolences. John (a.k.a Dad, Father Glock) was uniquely special in countless ways. His ability to share jokes, experiences, and make each individual feel special and appreciated were among, but not limited to his best traits. He treated me like a son and always took time to listen. I will miss him greatly. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Remember the good times and smile…he would have it no other way. “God love ya John!” We Love You all; Tim, Tiffanie and Krystle Friend

  10. John was getting ready to close the dealership one evening…….he said to Larry the gmc sales manager…..are we ready to close…larry said no theres a family upstairs looking around and they wont leave…..john said i\’ll show you how to take car of this……he gets on the pa system and says guards you can release the dogs now…..the people came running downstairs…..then John announced GUARDS CALL BACK THE DOGS……

  11. Thank you to everyone who attended the Service and/or Reception for John. It\’s very obvious to us that you all love John and that\’s wonderful to see. God love ya!! John! We will miss you greatly.

  12. NO MATTER HOW RIDIDULOUS….OR HOW SUSPICOUS YOU WERE OF WHAT JOHN WAS SAYING TO YOU, WE ALWAYS FELL FOR IT….JOHN AND I SHARED AN OFFICE FOR MANY…MANY …YEARS AT MARTIN CADILLAC…..I WAS THE FLEET MANAGER…..AND HE WAS THE SALES MANAGER…..HE TOLD EVERYONE I WAS HIS SECRETARY…..AND I TOLD EVERYONE HE WAS MY PORTER……PRACTICAL JOKES WERE AN HOURLY OCCURANCE SHARING AN OFFICE WITH JOHN…..BACK THEN I WAS ALWAYS DIETING…..JOHN CAME IN ONE MORNING AND ANNOUNCED HE HAD FOUND A MIRACLE DIET,,,,AND HE AND I WERE GOING TO SHED POUNDS OVERNIGHT….THE DIET WAS HAMBURGERS WITH MUSTARD AND PICKLES ONLY……I THOUGHT IT SOUNDED CRAZY BUT FOR ONE WEEK…NOT ONLY DID WE HAVE ONE A DAY….JOHN PURCHASED SEVERAL EVERYDAY FROM THE LUNCH TRUCK……NEEDLESS TO SAY AT THE END OF THE WEEK…..I HAD GAINED WEIGHT…..WHEN I TOLD JOHN THANKS A LOT…..HE LOOKED AT ME AND SAID GAIL…..COME ON YOUR A SMART GIRL….HOW COULD YOU FALL FOR THAT….BOY DID I WANT TO SMACK HIM…..

  13. BACK IN THE 80\’S BOBBY KENNEDY WAS OUR USED CAR MANAGER AND JOHN WAS OF COURSE THE SALES MANAGER…..BOBBY HAD A REPUTATION OF APPRAISING USED CARS WAY TO LOW….AND MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR JOHN TO MAKE A NEW CAR DEAL……BUT WHEN JOHN APPRAISED A USED CAR…..EVERYBODY WAS HAPPY…..FOR YEARS JOHN USED TO ASK BOBBY WHAT TIME ARE YOU GOING TO LUNCH….BOBBY FOR YEARS THOUGHT JOHN WAS JUST INTERESTED IN WHAT BOBBY WAS DOING THAT DAY…..AFTER JOHN FOUND OUT WHAT BOBBYS AGENDA WAS……HE TOLD ALL SALESPEOPLE TO HOLD THERE APPRAISALS UNTIL BOBBY WAS GONE….AND JOHN WOULD APPRAISE CARS…..IT TOOK BOBBY THE LONGEST TIME TO FIGURE IT OUT….BECAUSE JOHN WAS SO GOOD…..

  14. I will call this one the “Walk Around”. Whenever a new salesperson had an appraisal John, armed with Kelly Blue Book in hand, would walk with the salesperson around the car. It all looked very official but the balance of the sales force would be watching from inside the showroom to see how many times John would get the salesperson to follow him around the car. The laughing gang of spectators were overjoyed to see how many walk arounds there were before the innocent green pea would wake up. Once they counted to 12! I awoke at 5.

  15. one day john thought he would play a trick on a new salesperson(green pea)…he thought he would get in the trunk of a cadillac on the showroom floor and someone would open the trunk to show the green pea and john would pop out…….well it backfired……because shortly after john was in the trunk and ready to go, a customer ironically wanted to see in the trunk…..and there popped out john glock with no teeth in his mouth and his hair sticking straight up…..god that guy was funny……..

  16. I DON\'[T KNOW IF THIS IS EXACTLY HOW THE EVENING WENT…..BUT THIS IS THE WAY JOHN TOLD IT AND KNOWING JOHN I HAVE TO BELIEVE IT ALL…..JOHN WAS INVITED TO A PARTY AT DANA AND MARY MARTINS HOUSE……STEVE AND WAND DROPPED JOHN OFF….BUT SOMEHOW JOHN ENDED IN THE WRONG HOUSE…BUT IRONICALLY A BIG PARTY WAS GOING ON THERE…..FINALLY WHEN JOHN REALIZED IT WAS THE WRONG PARTY……HE WAS HAVING SO MUCH FUN…HE DID\’NT WANT TO LEAVE….AND THESE PEOPLE (MOVIE PRODUCERS…ETC…)DID NOT WANT JOHN TO LEAVE EITHER…..I HAVE NEVER MET ANYONE IN MY LIFE…..OTHER THEN JOHN THAT COULD MEET A GROUP OF STRANGERS…AND 10 MINUTES LATER JOHN IS THERE BEST FRIEND….AMD THEY WILL MISS HIM WHEN HE IS GONE….

  17. This is a story I heard about John from sitting next to Wanda at work. Let\’s call it “Right Time/Wrong Place”, but I think is shows how John could make friends whereever he went. It seems it was right after John moved back to CA from Florida. It was Christmas time and John was invited to party up in the Palisades at the home of the owner of Martin Cadillac. Now Steve and Wanda wanted John to have a good time and drink if he felt like it, so they offered to drive him to the party, then go back down the hill to have dinner, and then later that evening stop by the party and pick John up. The drive up to the Palisades waa night and it was dark, the roads curvy, and we all know about Steve\’s cat like eyes. They found the party house, valet parking, etc, and dropped John off and then proceeded back down the hill to grab a bite to eat. Wanda\’s pager went off about 1/2 later and it was John. They had dropped John off at the wrong house. However, John being John, started making friends at the party, while he was looking for the host. Steve and Wanda got back up the hill, waited for John to say goodbye to all his new friends, and then took John to the correct party. P.S. John had so much fund at the first party, he was invited back for party next year.

  18. Steve, Wanda, and Paul, Please accept our deepest and most sincere condolences.. we all are going to miss papa Glock, he was 1 of a kind.. his ability to make you feel welcome, appreciated, and part of the family was unmatched by anyone.. WHAT A GREAT MAN.. we loved him, and will miss him.. I\’m sure he is in a better place now, and I know God is smiling for having John around to keep him laughing everyday.!!!!!!! God Love ya.!! Maroun, Wenjue and Ethan

  19. JOHN AND SUSIE HAD DINNER FREQUENTLY AT A CHINESE RESTAURANT IN PLAYA DEL REY….THE OWNER WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND CUSTOMER OF JOHNS…..ONE DAY JOHN WENT TO A GAG STORE AND BOUGHT FORTUNE COOKIES WITH FORTUNES INSIDE THAT WERE RIDDLED WITH PROFANITY…….THAT NIGHT AT HIS FAVORITE RESTAURANT HE SNUCK THESE COOKIES IN AND PLACED THEM ON SEVERAL TABLES……THERE WERE GASPS, SCREAMS,,,,,AND MANY PATRONS ASKING FOR THE MANAGER,,,,JOHN THOUGHT THIS WAS HILARIOUS….THE OWNER WAS APOLIGIZING TO EVERYONE IN THE RESTAURANT…..EVEN JOHN AND SUSIE WERE ACTING LIKE THEY WERE INSULTED…..FINALLY JOHN TOLD HIS DEAR FRIEND HE HAD DONE IT……ONLY JOHN WOULD REMAIN A STEADY CUSTOMER AT THIS RESTAURANT AFTER PULLING A PRANK LIKE THAT….HE HAD THE OWNER LAUGHING ABOUT IT…..

  20. i had a halloween party several years ago…….john glock showed up as a perverted gynecologist….and susie was his nurse/patient…..john had some wierd eyeglasses on with a gross looking nose attached…that nose looked like something other then a nose if you know what i mean….he had a stethoscope around his neck….and plastic gloves on….susie was in a nurses uniform….ill never forget john answering my door and it was his boss mr martin…..they laughed all night at him….also i do remember vaguely ….john performing childbirth on susie in my living room….and pulling some sort of doll out from under susies dress….only john…if i find the pictures from the party i will give them to the family….best halloween party ever…thanks to john…..

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