Glenn Edward Montgomery Sr.

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NEW ALBANY - Montgomery, Glenn Edward Sr., 87, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012.

Glenn was born March 14, 1925 in Jeffersonville, IN to the late Morris Russell and Ellen Taft Montgomery. He was a graduate of Jeffersonville High School and earned letters in track, football and basketball. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1943 and trained at Great Lakes Navy Base, IL. He served for 2 ½ years and earned ribbons in the American Theatre, a Victory medal, Asiatic Pacific 3 Stars and Philippine Campaign 1 Star. He was a member of St. Mark's United Church of Christ, New Albany, IN.

Glenn was employed by Public Service Indiana from July 1948 until retiring in 1990. He began as a meter reader and lineman in 1949, a serviceman in Charlestown in 1951, local manager of Spencer in 1961, local manager of Greenwood in 1963, district manager in Seymour in 1966, area manager in Wabash in 1971, area manager of Kokomo in 1973 and then regional manager of Clarksville in 1984.

Some of the awards Glenn received while working for Public Service Indiana were the National Safety Council Presidential Award for the Successful Saving of a Life of a Fellow Employee and the PSI Distinguished Award.

Glenn served as a member and board member of many foundations most notably, founding board member and treasurer of the Falls of the Ohio Foundation and State Park for over 25 years. Others include Charlestown Lions Club president, president of Charlestown Chamber of Commerce, president of the First Charlestown Development Corporation, vice president of Spencer Chamber of Commerce, Spencer Lions Club, Greenwood Lions Club, president of Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Seymour District Council Chairman of Boy Scouts of America, Seymour Rotary Club, president of Seymour Chamber of Commerce, chairman of Industrial Division of United Way, first president of Seymour Industrial Corporation, Wabash Kiwanis Club, Wabash Chamber of Commerce Board, Corporate Division Chairman of Howard County United Way, Chairman Commercial Division of United Way, president of the Grissom Air Force Community Council, president of Kokomo/Howard County Chamber of Commerce, president of Kokomo Development Corporation, Board of Directors for Tri-County Shrine Club and treasurer of Clarksville Riverfront Foundation.

Glenn was member of numerous service organizations including American Legion Post 35, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1693, AMVETS Post 4, Tin Can Sailors, BPO Elks Lodge 270, Masonic Lodge 39, York Rite Commandery, Murat Shrine Temple of Indianapolis, Hadi Shrine Temple, Tri-County Shrine Club Board of Directors and the Swords of Bunker Hill.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marilyn Montgomery; and sister, Geraldine Stemler.

He is survived by his sons, Glenn E. Montgomery, Jr. of Colorado Springs, CO, Mark S. Montgomery (Phyllis) of Chesterton, IN, and Michael B. Montgomery of Las Vegas, NV; sister, Betty Keown of Jeffersonville, IN; five grandchildren, Amber Kraft (Kent) of Bunker Hill, WV, Aaron Montgomery (Sarah) of New Richmond, WI, Jacquelyn McGuire (Ryan) of Henderson, NV, Gillian Montgomery of Bozeman, MT, and Ryan Montgomery of Keystone, CO; and great-granddaughter, Grace Marilyn McGuire.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Scott Funeral Home's North Chapel, 2515 Veterans Parkway in Jeffersonville, with burial to follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday and 9-11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Falls of the Ohio Foundation in Glenn's name. Also envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Published in The Courier-Journal on May 15, 2012
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