Glenn Edward Hungerford, of Penn Yan, New York, and Winter Garden, Florida, died suddenly Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. He was with his wife vacationing in Black Hawk, Colorado, after working in Ouray, Colorado, for the summer.
He was born on Aug. 8, 1949, in Elmira, New York, to Lyle and Jean Zeigler Hungerford. At age 5, they moved to Second Milo area outside of Penn Yan, New York. In 1987, he moved his family to Winter Garden, Florida.
A 1967 Penn Yan Academy graduate, Glenn joined the U.S. Army in 1969 and served as a sergeant with the 69th Engineers in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971. After the military, he joined his father’s remodeling business in the Penn Yan area and then started another in Florida. In 2009, he and Deloris became full-time RVers and work campers to fulfill their dream of traveling the nation. Glenn enjoyed hunting, traveling and time spent with his family.
He enjoyed and helped with all the activities their children were in — some included 4-H, scouts, Explorers, Jr. ROTC, band, swim and lacrosse.
He was a member and a past commander of the American Legion Post 63 in Winter Garden as well as a life member of the VFW Post 4305 in Winter Garden, Florida.
He was the proud husband of his beloved wife of 45 years, Deloris I. Switzer Hungerford. Also he was very proud of all his children: son Eric and wife, Lana, grandson Logan (and a new grandbaby due in March 2016), of McHenry, Illinois; son Jeremy and wife, Sharon, and grandson, Jacob, of Orlando, Florida; and daughter Leslie and husband, Brian Lockwood, and granddaughter, KaraLyn, and grandsons, Kai and Brian Jr., of Morrison, Colorado. He is also survived by his sisters, Joy and husband, Fred Hall, of Dresden, New York, and Deb and husband, Emory Fox, of Dundee, New York; as well as three nephews, two nieces, several grandnieces and grandnephews, and several cousins and their families.
He was predeceased by his parents, grandparents and several uncles and aunts.
There will be a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Oct. 24, 2015, at the Second Milo Baptist Church with military honors at the Second Milo Cemetery. A light luncheon will follow in the Church Fellowship Center for any who wants to stay and visit. Please feel free to come a little early (family will be there at 10:30 a.m.) and bring any pictures or memories you want to share for the memory table and picture board.
A second Memorial Service will be held at at 7 p.m. Nov. 20, at the American Legion, 271 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. The memory table will be present, as well as light snacks.
In lieu of flowers, Glenn wished to have any donations made to a fund for his grandchildren’s college education. For information on the college fund contact Eric Hungerford at [email protected] or (815) 861-8704.
He was a man of great worth with a big heart, and he will be missed tremendously by many families and friends. He is another angel watching over all of us.