Gary Glissman

Gary Glissman

September 20, 1950 – February 22, 2023

Gary Glissman of Omaha, Nebraska, succumbed from a battle with Multiple Myeloma Cancer on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.  Gary was born on September 20, 1950, to Henry and Joan Glissman.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Paula Glissman; mother, Joan (Glissman) Pistillo; sister Cindy Glissman; nephew Christopher Short and wife, Sarah, niece Kelly Warner; a great-niece; and many great-nephews.

Gary is preceded in death by his father, Henry Glissman; and son Michael Glissman.

Gary graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1984 and was involved in senior-level healthcare operations his entire life. He worked for Nebraska Children’s, UNMC, and Telehealth Services, held several COO and RVP positions, and retired from his career as Chief Operating Officer at the Urology Cancer in Omaha.

Gary was proud to be a Boy Scout Troop leader, and his son became an Eagle Scout.

His son Michael was diagnosed as a teenager with Klinefelter Syndrome. Gary actively served on the Board of Directors for the Association for X and Y Chromosome Variations (AXYS) to support and educate others about Klinefelter Syndrome.

Memorial Service: Tuesday, February 28th, 2PM at West Center Chapel, with a visitation starting at 1PM.

Interment: Flower Hill Cemetery

Memorials are appreciated to the AXYS association at


  • April Mather Posted February 25, 2023 10:00 am

    So honored to have known Gary.
    Heartbroken for Paula.

  • Carol Meerschaert Posted February 26, 2023 12:49 am

    Gary gave so much to AXYS and worked to increase understanding of XXY and all X and Y variations. He was kind, wise, dedicated and generous in every way. I’m really going to miss him.

  • Dennis robey Posted February 26, 2023 6:28 am

    Miss the old days at Fernando’s with you and Gary.keep in touch

  • Heather Joy Proctor Posted February 26, 2023 7:13 am

    Prayers for comfort and peace to all who knew Gary. He was the first person to welcome my family to the AXYS Group, and his contributions and support to the KS community will always be treasured.

  • Ginnie Cover Posted February 26, 2023 8:20 am

    Gary was a dedicated parent and a good friend. He will be missed. Gary championed the AXYS library of research studies and made certain all of us were aware of the latest research findings for X and Y variations.

  • Donna Eden Posted February 26, 2023 9:20 am

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’m simply heartbroken and in tears over here.

    I never had the privilege to meet Gary personally but wanted to share that he made a huge impact on hundreds, if not thousands of lives, mine included. His dedication and commitment to the KS community was invaluable and his legacy will live on. His responsiveness and willingness to help complete strangers navigate the challenges of KS was a gift he freely shared. Thank you Gary for everything you have done.

    May his memory be a blessing and may you find comfort in the difficult days and months ahead.

    My deepest sympathy,
    Donna Eden and family

  • Caroline Hunt Riby Posted February 27, 2023 8:26 am

    Gary was dedicated to improving lives of so many. His contributions to the AXYS board are immeasurable. He was an inspiration and a person who understood the struggles facing so many of us in the KS community. He will be dearly missed.

  • Carrie Riby Posted February 27, 2023 8:27 am

    Gary was dedicated to improving lives of so many. His contributions to the AXYS board are immeasurable. He was an inspiration and a person who understood the struggles facing so many of us in the KS community. He will be dearly missed.

  • Gail Decker Posted February 27, 2023 10:28 am

    Gary was a great mentor to me when I joined the AXYS Board. His contributions are so greatly appreciated. May you rest in peace. And my sincerest condolences the family.

  • Paul Filmer Posted February 28, 2023 3:48 am

    Condolences to all the family. Gary was an excellent narrator for all things XXY. I chatted with him several times through messenger and Facebook. He will be greatly missed by all who new him and the XXY Community in general especially us in Australia.

  • Steve Jeub Posted February 28, 2023 11:40 am

    A self-described “thunderstorm kind of guy” I’ll miss his bold voice and laughter.

  • Lorena Mendez-Quiroga Posted March 7, 2023 12:21 am

    I am so heartbroken to hear about Gary’s passing. What extraordinary human being! I can not tell you how much he helped my family and so many other families through our KS-LA Axys support group. Anytime we needed dig deeper into research articles or just any and all advice he was always there. His guidance and support helped countless families in the IEP meetings. Our son is thriving because of his wonderful support. I will miss Gary terribly. My condolences to his family. R.I.P. Gary. ❤️🙏🏼

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