A Tribute to Dr. Hubert Glover

We are sad to share the news that Dr. Glover passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019. To honor his memory and wishes for GIRAFFES OF TECHNOLOGY, the e-book will be available to all readers on Amazon for $0.99 for the month of June.

Obituary for Dr. Hubert Glover

Hubert Glover, Author

Dr. Hubert Darnell Glover was born April 16, 1957 in Elmira, New York to Minnie Lee and Gilbert Jenkins Glover. Hubert was the youngest of five siblings: Johnny Salmond, Gilbert Glover, Jr., Sadie Lawhorn, and Raymond Glover. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy High School in 1974, and went on to complete his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California with a concentration in Journalism. He then went on to earn his MBA in Accounting at Clark Atlanta University, and his PhD in Accounting at Texas A&M University. 

Hubert married Dr. Roni M. Glover upon graduating at Clark Atlanta University, where they first met. To this union was two children, Jason and Chanel. He dedicated his life to expanding access to education, mentoring youth, and empowering small minority businesses, while succeeding in running a small business of his own, REDE, Inc. He joyfully served as an accounting professor at Clemson University and Georgia State University, was Chair of Accounting at Howard University, and most recently, a graduate professor at Drexel University. In between his time serving in academia, he worked at Arthur Anderson, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and served on the board of the AICPA, Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and other organizations. He has written more than 50 articles for trade publications, professional organizations and academic journals, as well as published a book of poetry and co-authored a leadership book. 

Family was his love, education was his passion, travel was his delight and music was his joy. He owned over a thousand vinyl records. He was a man who would funk out to George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars, while grooving just the same to The Roots or Amy Winehouse. Music fueled his work ethic and helped him relax through it all. 

He departed this life peacefully on Monday at 2:01, May 6, 2019, in the quietness of the early morning in Silver Spring, Maryland. 

He is survived by the mother of his children, Dr. Roni M. Glover; his son, Jason Glover, and daughter, Chanel Glover; daughter-in-law, Amal Nait Hammou; brother-in-law, Dr. James Simples; sisters-in-law, Mildred Glover, Dr. Patricia Simples, Kelli Simples, and Arlette Salmond. He also leaves, devoted college friends, Donald Hune and Leonard Morris, and a host of nieces and nephews, and beloved former students and professional colleagues. 

Relatives and friends will be received at PUMPHREY’S BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE FUNERAL HOME, 7557 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 pm. 

Instead of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Cleveland Clinic for the advancement of sarcoidosis research, at the fundraising page provided: In Honor of Dr. Hubert Darnell Glover https://give.ccf.org/fundraiser/2099700

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