SADNICK, GLENN Glenn passed away unexpectedly after successful carotid artery surgery on September 11, 2012, with his loving family at his side. Glenn was well known in the La Mesa and El Cajon area having had two service stations for over 30 years. All of his customers were his good friends. Glenn was born in Spring Valley, Illinois, on February 24, 1925, to Inez and Jasper Sadnick. He attended Catholic School and there was a time he entertained thoughts of becoming a priest. When his father's job took the family to another town in Illinois, Glenn went to the town's only school which was public. It was there at 12 years old that he met a girl, Dorothy Omahen, which unbeknown to either of them, he would eventually marry. Glenn's thoughts of his future occupation changed and because he always liked science, he dreamt of becoming a pharmacist. Everything changed for young men at the time as World War II needed all our able bodied men and so Glenn enlisted after finishing high school. While home on a furlough, he and Dorothy decided to marry and when he returned home to his wife from the War, he also had a baby girl, Jane. He worked for a while as a Part's Manager at a Cadillac-Oldsmobile Dealership before going into partnership and operating a service station for 10 years before moving to California. The family, which now included a son, Gary, enjoyed many vacations to Wisconsin, the Ozarks in Missouri, Florida and visiting family who had moved to California. Their town of LaSalle was on the Illinois River, so years of happy times were spent boating, water skiing and having fun with friends. Glenn met people and made friends easily. His warmth and kindness endeared himself to all who knew him. Dorothy is from a large family and through the years, Glenn was interwoven into the close knit clan, enjoying weekly visits, fish fries, Holiday meals, cruising with Dorothy's siblings and many other functions. With all of Glenn's many interests, including golf which he thoroughly enjoyed, he treasured all time spent with his children and their families. He was so proud of his three grandsons, Chris, Mark and Matt, and his granddaughter, Julie. Glenn called Julie "Pal" when she was a tot so the name stuck and he became "Pal" to her. Glenn is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy, his daughter Jane Geerdes (Larry), their two children Chris(Kathy) and Julie, his son Gary (Barbara) and their two children Mark and Matthew. Glenn's brother, Kenneth, predeceased him in 2009. Also surviving are 90-plus members of the "close knit" family, most all in the area. A Mass at St. Therese Church was previously held on September 19, 2012, and burial at El Camino Memorial. Donations may be made to St. Madeleine Sophie's Center, 2119 E. Madison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92019 (his granddaughter Julie Geerdes attends) or Sharp Grossmont Foundation, P.O. Box 158, La Mesa, CA 91941, Attn: Beth Morgantes.
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Published in U-T San Diego on October 14, 2012