Elizabeth Marie Glotzbach, daughter of Philip and Marie, dead at 30

Posted by Gabe Weintraub Elizabeth Marie Glotzbach, daughter of college president Philip Glotzbach and theater department professor Marie Glotzbach, has died from complications relating to Type-I diabetes, according to an announcement by Vice President for Academic Affairs Susan Kress. Glotzbach was 30 years old.

Read Kress's full announcement after the break.

Dear Members of the Skidmore Community,

I write to convey the very sad news that Phil and Marie Glotzbach's daughter, Elizabeth Marie, has died from complications relating to Type-I diabetes.

Elizabeth Marie Glotzbach graduated from Santa Clara University in 2003 as a Communications major and a Political Science minor. She began working in the film industry in 2003 with Paradigm Talent Agency, where she remained for three years, eventually becoming the assistant to their head literary agent. In 2006, Liz moved to Fox Searchlight, the industry's premier "indie" film production company, concluding her career there as a Creative Coordinator. At the time of her death, she was in New York City working as an associate producer on a new film. Everyone who met her recognized her amazingly positive spirit and enthusiastic creativity. Liz loved working in the film industry, bringing projects to the screen that not only attracted an audience but above all told stories that illuminated our shared humanity.

Liz is survived by her parents, Phil and Marie, her brother Jason, sister-in-law Kristi, and nephew Barrett. She was 30 years old.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International.

I know that the entire Skidmore community joins me in expressing our deepest sympathy to Phil and Marie, Jason and Kristi, and their extended family and friends.


Susan Kress

Vice President for Academic Affairs

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