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Glenn Edmunds Warren

November 28, 1913 - April 10, 2011

Glenn Edmunds Warren, passed away at Riverside Hospital on April 10, 2011.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Lou Hrvatin of Schaumburg, Illinois; his son, Larry Warren of Scottsdale, Arizona; by nine grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren.

Glenn was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 28, 1913 of Charles E. Warren and Maud Dollison Warren and is a second cousin of John Glenn. Glenn graduated from North High School in 1931 and received a B.S degree in Education majoring in instrumental music in 1936 from The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State Glenn was social chairman of Kappa Sigma fraternity and then president of Phi Mu Alpha music honorary. Glenn played in The Ohio State University marching band from 1932-34, the Concert Band from 1932-1936 and sang in the Chorus.

Glenn married Marie Antoinette "Tony" Langer September 26, 1936. They lived first in Pickaway County where he taught instrumental music then in Lexington, Kentucky where he continued to teach music and where both of their children were born. In 1942 Glenn and Tony returned to Columbus where Glenn worked for Curtiss Wright during the war working on Hell Diver airplanes. After V. J. Day Glenn worked at the Columbus Stove company before moving to Toledo to work for A.O. Smith Corp. working on landing gears for the B47 and B52 bombers, then to Cleveland where he worked for TRW as a purchasing agent working on projects for aircraft, military planes, the Pershing Missile and the M46 Torpedo Propulsion System where he retired in 1978.

Glenn enjoyed competitive sports and spent many years playing fast pitch softball in the Old Timers League in Columbus while also playing golf, volleyball and bowling. Glenn was a 60 year member and past president of Kiwanis. After retirement Glenn and Tony returned to Columbus where he joined the Northern Kiwanis Club and became an active member of the OSU Alumni Marching Band when it was first organized in 1966. Glenn was awarded the Elvin Donaldson Award (1988) as the most inspirational member of the Alumni Band. Glenn was also the Vice President of the Old North High Club while he and Tony spent many years as volunteers at Riverside Hospital. Glenn spent his whole life loving to garden and especially loved to grow roses.

Calling hours will be held Friday, April 15, 2011 from 4 - 6 pm at the Weir-Arend Funeral Home, 4221 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214. Service will be held 10:30 am Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Wesley Glen Chapel, 5155 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214. Rev. Joel Baer officiating. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

Glenn played baritone as a member of the marching band from 1932 through 1934.