Memorial ride Sunday honors Aaron Glass
A memorial ride/cruise Sunday honoring Shippensburg resident Aaron Glass is expected to draw a large number of participants. Glass died two months ago following a crash on Lincoln Way West in St. Thomas Township.
Aaron was 25 at the time, a gentle soul with a heart bigger than life, according to his obituary. His death shocked the community and devastated his family and friends.
He died after a car crossed into his path while he was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle on Lincoln Way West in St. Thomas Township the afternoon ofMay 16.
He was westbound on Lincoln Way when an eastbound car crossed into his lane.
Sunday’s ride is a tribute to Aaron’s life. Proceeds will benefit the Glass family‘s Memorial Bridge project. The project was established after Aaron’s death to build a memorial bridge on Rowe Run Road in his honor.
The memorial ride convoy
Riders meet at Shippensburg High School at 10 a.m. to register. They leave around 11 in convoy down Rt 11. They turn left at the Square In Chambersburg, taking Lincoln Way West past the scene of the accident.
The convoy will take Rt. 75 toward Fannettsburg and back over the mountain taking the truck route. The cruise ends at the Roxbury Lions Club, where participants will have lunch.
The cost to cruise is $15 per vehicle, which includes registration and barbecue chicken meal. Additional meals can be purchased at $12 per meal. T-shirts memorializing Aaron’s life will be available at a cost of $20 per shirt.
Cars, trucks, Jeeps, rigs and emergency apparatus will join motorcyclists for the memorial ride cruise.
A limited supply of t-shirts and meals will be available, supplied by Smith’s Chicken Dinners. Last minute participants are asked to contact Seth Frey or Jared Heberlig by Facebook’s direct messenger as soon as possible if they plan to order shirts or buy meals.
Aaron’s life achievements
Aaron was a 2013 graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School and a first generation Penn State University graduate. As a member of Penn State’s Class of 2017, he earned a B.S. degree in Criminal Administration.
While at Penn State, Hazleton, he excelled on the baseball team both as a hitter and the position of catcher.
He later played slow-pitch softball on various teams in the Shippensburg area.
His father instilled in him a hard work ethic coupled with determination in everything he undertook.
He was employed by the Munitions Center at Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, and had recently been promoted.
His rapid ascent to a leadership position as a Federal Government employee (July 2019 to present) came as no surprise.
His mother taught him love, kindness, and how important it was to always help others. Aaron never met a stranger, and his gentleness resonated in the many lives he touched.
His love of baseball and riding his Harley took him to his “happy” place, building relationships and making quality friends along the way. He left this life doing what he loved most, that of “riding” with his buddies.
His family established a fund to build a bridge on Rowe Run Road in Aaron’s memory.
Proceeds from Sunday’s memorial cruise will go to that fund.
Donations to that fund can also be sent to Lohman Glass, 9713 Rowe Run Rd., Shippensburg, PA 17257.