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Mr. Glynn O. Robinson

April 28, 1923 ~ April 20, 2022 (age 98)

Obituary

Glynn Ole Robinson, 98 (almost 99!), of Manchester, Connecticut, went home on April 20th 2022.  He was born in Ashland, Maine, son of the late Ellery and Jenny (Sholler) Robinson.  He volunteered for the United States Marine Corps in June 1941, and served as a Seagoing Marine in the European Theater of operations on the USS Brooklyn, participating in combat actions in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea off the coasts of Morocco, North Africa, Italy, and Southern France.   Glynn was discharged from the Marines in June 1947, and settled in London, England, with his new bride, Jennie Amy MacLeod.  For the next four years Glynn worked for several employers while studying mathematics and engineering at London Polytechnic.  While still in England, Glynn enlisted in the United States Air Force in July 1951 and served in England and South Carolina until July 1955, when he moved to Hazardville, Connecticut, with his family and began employment with Pratt and Whitney Aircraft.  Glynn continued his military service when he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Reserve during 1955.  He was commissioned as a captain in 1958, and retired from the Reserves as a lieutenant colonel in April 1983, after more than 37 years of active duty and reserve service.  He actively supported and participated in the Civil Air Patrol in Hazardville and Manchester, from 1967 until 1975, providing the cadets and their civilian leaders with advice, guidance, planning, and direction.  Glynn was employed at Pratt and Whitney for thirty years, from 1955 to 1985, as a senior computer programmer and systems analyst.   Glynn and Jennie moved from Hazardville to Manchester in 1972, and quickly became active in the community.  They joined the congregation of Trinity Covenant Church, where Glynn and Jennie were members of the choir, the music committee, and the building committee, and they held several positions of responsibility in the church leadership.  Jennie passed away in 2013, and Glynn joined the congregation of Talcottville Congregational Church in 2014, where he participated in worship services until his recent passing.  He took extraordinary pride in his home and yard, particularly his roses, and enjoyed playing billiards, darts, chess, cribbage, and especially golf.   Along with his parents and beloved bride, Glynn is pre-deceased by his seven siblings.  He is survived by his children:  Dawne Gagnon and her husband Laurence, of Manchester, Connecticut; David Robinson and his wife, Linda Wedmore, of Knoxville, Tennessee.   Glynn is also survived by his four grandchildren, Gwyneth Morrison, Ian Gagnon, Amy Robinson, and Sarah Spadavecchia, and five great-grandchildren, Evan Morrison, Quientin Morrison, Gavin Morrison, Laralyn Morrison, and Maisie Orifice.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 12:30 p.m., at Trinity Covenant Church, 302 Hackmatack Street, Manchester, Connecticut. 

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Services

Graveside Service
Thursday
April 28, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
East Cemetery

Memorial Service
Thursday
April 28, 2022

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Trinity Covenant Church
302 Hackmatack Street
Manchester, CT 06040

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