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Glenn Denham

Glenn Denham

Saturday, June 21st, 1941 Thursday, November 26th, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Glenn W. Denham

Glenn William Denham, 79, of Willoughby died Thanksgiving evening, Thursday, November 26, 2020, after several months of declining health, and not Covid-19.

Glenn was born in Kent, Ohio. After attending Collinwood High School, he enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in Germany. An Expert (Rifle M-14) Sharpshooter, he proudly served his country, willing to defend the very constitutional rights and liberties so many now are quick to relinquish. Glenn was a Millwright and retired from Republic/LTV steel after 25+ years of service.

Due to nonsensical regulations concerning a virus with a high recovery rate, Glenn was not surrounded by family and friends during his final days, but instead passed away alone surrounded by strangers.

Glenn lived his life in "the land of the free and the home of the brave" but died in the land of the timid and the home of the confined.

Glenn is survived by his daughter, Brianne (Michael) Rowell; grandchildren, Alec and Leah Rowell; his beloved cousin, Brigette Thompson; his "second daughter", Arica Benshoof; and his dearest friends, Gary and Justine Vogrin.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Denham.

Glenn was a loving father, a collector of (too) many things, simple, stubborn, independent, proud, private, generous, and kind. He loved his family, his country, his hot dogs, and his numerous hobby collections. He enjoyed talking about the many memories made at Euclid Beach Park, his "Movie Tuesdays" with friends, attending Retiree Luncheons, spending time in Amish Country, and like so many of us, would have loved to have lived to see the Cleveland Browns go to the Superbowl.

No funeral arrangements can be made at this time because fear has changed how we live, how we die, and now dictates how we grieve.

In the absence of an opportunity for funeral flowers, it is suggested friends send a card or flowers to a lonely Veteran or make a donation to the NRA

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mike mcbride

So sorry for the loss of your father. I dont know your family or your father but read the obit in the NH and felt i needed to reach out. Thank you for sharing the truth and not sugar coating it. I stand behind you 100% and have shared your Fathers obit... God Bless
Comment | Posted at 11:46am via Condolence
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Bri.rowell@yahoo.com

Thank you for reaching out, for your support, and for your condolences. - Brianne
Posted at 10:40pm
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Rich Jordan

I hope that I am not out of place leaving this message here. The obituary in the paper really hit home with me. I knew someone with the same name and that is why I started reading it. It was one of the best written that I can remember in a long time. Please let whoever wrote it know that it really hit home with me. Sorry about your loss. Rich Jordan 440-479-4847
Comment | Posted at 09:43am via Condolence
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Bri.rowell@yahoo.com

Thank you for reaching out, Rich.
Posted at 10:41pm
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Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Glenn William Denham, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Glenn William Denham, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
Comment | Posted at 04:27am via Condolence
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Bri.rowell@yahoo.com

Beautiful. Thank you, Cheryl.
Posted at 10:42pm
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Tracey Bales

I am so very sorry for your loss Brianne. He was a wonderful man. I have many fond memories of him from when we were young.
Comment | Posted at 05:40pm via Condolence
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Bri.rowell@yahoo.com

Thank you, Tracey. He often spoke of that time.
Posted at 10:43pm
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Kristen Burkley

We are so sad that Glenn could not be surrounded by his friends and his amazing daughter Bri- We thank Glenn for his service to our country and are so sad he was not treated better in his end here on earth but we know he is in a better place where he can finally be free.
Comment | Posted at 04:33pm via Condolence
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