Glenn Adams Jr.|
Aug. 15, 1922-Aug. 28, 2014
Glenn was born to Glenn and Delia Adams in Oakland, CA. After his birth the family moved to Alameda, CA where he graduated from Alameda High School in June 1940. He then attended the College of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.
In early 1942 Glenn enlisted in the Army Air Corp and was accepted into the Aviation Cadet Program. He graduated in June 1944 receiving his wings. Glenn received an honorable discharge in 1946.
Upon his discharge from the military he was hired as a salesman for the Standard Register Company on the Peninsula. After 18 years as a sales manager, he was offered and accepted a position as the General Manager of the San Mateo Times Printing Company in 1963 where he worked until his retirement in 1988.
Glenn married Janet Greathouse of Oakland in 1943. His two daughters are Carolyn Cross of San Mateo and Judy Ehrhorn (Tom) of Lafayette, CA. His grandchildren are Betsy Cross-Steadham (Michael Tucker) of San Mateo, Frank Cross (Bill DeMaray) of Auburn, WA, Christian Ehrhorn (Tammy) of Orinda, and David Ehrhorn (Abbie) of Lafayette, CA. His six great-grandsons are Truman, Mercer and Wilder Ehrhorn of Orinda, and Max, Caden and Liam Ehrhorn of Lafayette. After a divorce in 1962, Glenn met Norma Bennett in 1963 and she remained his friend and companion until her passing in 2009.
Living in San Mateo from 1946 to his passing, Glenn was a member of the Elks Club, Kiwanis Club, and St. Bartholomew Catholic Church.
The family thanks Jun and Marlene Demavivas for the wonderful care they provided in Glenn's last days. There will be a private family gathering for the interment at Skylawn Memorial Park. Donations in his memory can be made to Mission Hospice, 1670 So. Amphlett Blvd., Ste. 300, San Mateo, CA, 94402 or at: www.missionhospice.org.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Sept. 3, 2014