Hal grew up in Onancock, on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. His family owned and operated a retail department store, Glick & Sons. Hal was a 1960 graduate of Randolph Macon Military Academy in Front Royal, Virginia and a 1965 graduate of the University of Maryland Business School with a B.S. degree in accounting. He passed the CPA exam in 1966. He decided to use his retail knowledge and experience and opened and operated a fine men's clothing store in Salisbury, Maryland, Mike Hals, LTD, with his brother, Mike in 1967. He opened the first Unisex hair salon, A Cut Above, above the store in 1975.
Hal began to feel he was not achieving his goals, so in 1979, he decided to venture into the real estate business. He sold out the clothing store, obtained his real estate license and joined Bruce Moore and Robert Warfield at Moore & Warfield Real Estate in Ocean City, Maryland, as the 12th sales associate. Hal loved the real estate business and through his successes, he was asked to be a partner in the firm. In 1983, the company became Moore, Warfield & Glick, Inc. Realtors. He loved Ocean City and the business. The agents and staff became his extended family. The company expanded through the years, opening offices in Delaware and Virginia. It became the largest independently owned and operated "resort" real estate company in the area. Hal was very involved with the local and state real estate boards, holding all the elected offices and winning numerous awards. His most treasured was winning "Realtor of the Year" award in 1987 and the "Realtor Community Service" award in 1998. Hal partnered in the development of many condominiums and subdivisions in Ocean City and surrounding areas. In 2003, the company was sold to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
Hal's service did not stop within his industry. He served on the Advisory Board of Equitable Trust for Maryland National Bank and Nations Bank; Served on the Roland E. Powell Convention Center feasibility committee resulting in the addition and renovation of the Convention Center; Served on the Governor's Economic Development Committee as Vice-President and chaired the Education Committee, promoting customer service seminars in Ocean City. He was a member of the Atlantic General Hospital Corporation.
In 2002, he was the recipient of the annual "Spirit of Ocean City Award" from the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce. This award is presented to an individual who owns and operates a business in Ocean City while unselfishly and tirelessly promoting the Town.
For over 30 years, the name Hal Glick has been synonymous with Ocean City Real Estate. So, to his surprise, in 2009, the Coastal Association of Realtors presented Hal with the "First Annual Lifetime Achievement Award" for his dedication to the real estate industry and the community.
Hal actively supported numerous animal rights organizations. He had a great passion to stop the cruelty to all animals. This led him to eating a pesco-vegetarian diet since 1990. He co-chaired a committee, that raised funds for the Worcester County Humane Society for six years.
He was a past member of Beth Israel in Salisbury for 27 years serving on the Board of Directors for five years. Hal has been an active member of Temple Bat Yam since 1993. He has served on the Board of Directors for many years and served as the President from 2000-2004. He chaired many fundraising projects necessary to build the Temple. He especially enjoyed the Annual Golf tournament and seeing all the players having so much fun.
In 2010, Hal was presented the first "Hal Glick Distinguished Service Award", an annual award that bears his name, that has and will benefit many charitable institutions on Delmarva.
Hal enjoyed tennis and golfing for many years, accomplishing two "hole-in-ones". He loved attending and watching all sporting events and collecting memorabilia since he was a child.
He was a real family man. He loved his family above all else. His children and grandchildren were the center of his life. He loved being Pop-Pop.
Hal, with wife Christine, enjoyed a wonderful social life together with so many great friends. He loved traveling, fine dining, attending sporting events, especially the Orioles, Redskins and the Terps. Hal and Christine were always together and never liked to be apart.
Hal will always be remembered for his kindness. He was a loyal and good friend to so many.
Hal is survived by his wife, Christine Glick, his son: Shawn and his loving companion Valeria Bobroff of New York, his daughter, Lauren of Ocean City, MD. Six grandchildren: Zachary Ettz, Madeline Shanahan, Milla Glick, Sadie Glick, Miriam Glick and Ella Glick. He is also survived by his nephew, Geoff Glick, whom he loved like a son, and many loved relatives, family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father: Victor Rubin, his brother: Michael Glick, his ex-wife: Miriam Solomon Glick and his four-legged companion, Deeg and his many pet lopped-eared rabbits.
The family would like to thank his many great Friends, Doctors and Nurses, for the love and support they have shown through his illness.
A funeral service will be held at 11;00 on Tuesday, December 29th at Temple Bat Yam in Berlin, Maryland. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service. Rabbi Warshaw will officiate the service. Interment will be at Beth Israel Cemetery in Salisbury. A celebration of Hal's life will be announced.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: Temple Bat Yam, 11036 Worcester Highway, Berlin, MD 21811 or Worcester County Humane Society, PO Box 48, Berlin, MD 21811. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury. Please visit www.hollowayfh.com to express condolences to the family.