Jerry C. Wright, one of the founders and current president of Texas Glass Association and owner of AAA Glass & Mirror, passed away last night.
Wright, who spent decades in the industry and served as the president at National Glass Association from 1991-93, was 67 years old. He passed away yesterday from complications of open heart surgery last month.
In 2002, Wright was named one of USGlass magazine’s “People to Watch.” In that article, Wright said he would like to be remembered as “a participant of life, and not a spectator. … I believe we should bloom where we are planted, and that we should leave this world in better shape than we found it to be!”
Wright’s hobbies were fishing, hunting, golf and public speaking. He was an industry leader on many levels and was also a lieutenant governor for Kiwanis International, where he served as a volunteer for sponsored youth work in local high schools.
He was a staple at Glass TEXpo™ and other events as a speaker.
“We all loved Jerry and he will be missed,” says Jennifer Fontana, executive director at Texas Glass Association.
Wright is survived by his wife, Cynthia, daughters Tracy and Sarah and son Cliff.
“I have lost a great friend and brother with the passing of Jerry,” says John Mammen, formerly of M3 Glass Technologies. “We first worked together in forming the Metroplex Glass Dealers Association in 1977. Since then, Jerry and I have enjoyed many hours discussing our industry and attending local and national trade shows together.
“He will be missed. My prayers are for Cynthia and the family in these times.”
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