Peter L. Glawe, 54, of Riverside, died May 29, 2023.

Peter Glawe

Born March 20, 1969, Mr. Glawe was a beloved son, husband, father, uncle and friend.

His role as a father to Catherine and Olivia was a source of immeasurable joy and pride. Peter’s love and guidance helped shape them into remarkable young women, instilling in them values of compassion, resilience, and integrity. 

One of Peter’s passions was working on home projects, and he shared this love with his father. Together, they transformed Jill and Peter’s house in Riverside into a home. From small fix-it jobs to creating entire rooms from scratch, Peter’s skills knew no bounds. 

He took great pride in his ability to tackle any project and make their house a warm and welcoming space for their family. This was never more apparent than at Christmastime, when Peter adopted his alter persona, “Clark Griswold.” Peter loved all things Christmas, and truly cherished the traditions of finding and cutting down the fattest tree you’ve ever seen for their home each year. 

Mr. Glawe is survived by his parents, Ron and Priscilla “Chris” Glawe of Aurora; his wife of 23 years, Jill Glawe (née Slimko); and his and daughters, Catherine and Olivia Glawe. 

A funeral service was held June 3 at Christ Church of Oak Brook. Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( or the National Alliance on Mental Illness ( are appreciated. 

Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, Westchester, handled arrangements.