Glenn Thomas FRIERMOOD


News Death Notice

FRIERMOOD, Glenn Thomas died peacefully on February 11, 2014, at Hospice of Dayton. He was born on September 2, 1933, grew up in the Kettering area, and graduated from Fairmont High School in 1951. He honorably served two years active duty in the United States Army in Korea, and carried his discharge card in his wallet until the day he died. He took his mathematical mind, spatial skills, and attention to detail to Midwest Tool & Engineering Company, where he was an invaluable asset for 48 years. There he achieved the designation of Master Toolmaker and eventually oversaw Quality Control. He also trained and mentored many apprentices. Those same qualities were also apparent in his avocations. He was a talented woodworker, completing many projects for his church-even building a harpsichord and a chamber organ-and for family and friends. He repaired and restored numerous antique clocks to their former function and beauty. For as long as he could manage it, he tended lovingly to his yard, keeping it just so. He also created beautiful pen-and-ink drawings. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Esther (Deerhake) and Carl Friermood; brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Carlene (Cooley) Friermood; and brother, Richard Friermood. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley (Murrell) Friermood; daughters and sons-in-law, Jayne and Thom Nash and Julie and Steve Maschino; granddaughter and grandson-in-law Lindsey (Maschino) and Vince Contreras; granddaughters Katherine Nash, Abigail Maschino, and Olivia Maschino; and great-granddaughter Harper Contreras. Per Glenn's wishes, his family is planning a memorial gathering at a later date. Please consider a donation in his name to Church of the Cross United Methodist, Hospice of Dayton, or of the Midland States. Arrangements in care of Reis Legacy Center Meyer-Boehmer Chapel, Centerville.

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Published in Dayton Daily News on Feb. 16, 2014