BATH – Ruth Glazer of Topsham, died Thursday, Sept. 7, after a short illness. She was 95.

She was born in Roslindale, Mass., in 1910.

A musician, teacher and arts administrator, Ruth was a woman who brimmed with ideas and possessed an indomitable spirit, determination and humor that made her – and those she conscripted to help out – achieve the seemingly impossible.

She began her career as a soprano and performed as soloist with the Boston Symphony, the Dallas Symphony and many more. For her debut at Jordan Hall in 1946, she engaged a concert pianist, Frank Glazer, to accompany her. She and Frank married in 1952.

She taught at Vassar College and Bennett College, and was then associate professor and concert manager at Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester where Frank, who survives her, was a professor.

She served for two years as international president of the Association of College, University and Community Arts Administrators.

The Glazers “retired” in 1980 to her family homestead in Porter, but it was anything but retirement. She founded several concert series that continue to thrive. She was a member of the Maine Arts Commission. She worked as a special assistant to the provost of the University of Maine. She served on several arts boards. Ruth received several awards for her contributions to the arts and education of young people in Maine.

She was devoted to Frank, his music, and the groups in which he performed, one of which she also managed. She also was devoted to her nephews, Fred, Peter and Geoff Gevalt, and their wives and children, on whom she lavished unending love and support.

In all that she did, Ruth set the standards high, paid attention to detail and lifted others with her energy and laughter. She will be missed but always remembered.

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