GLANCEY, JOHN PHILIP
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John Philip Glancey passed away April 27, 2012 at Tuscany House in Summerfield from lung cancer. John was born July 13, 1931 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. He was a naturalized U.S. citizen and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War (oddly, in France). John is survived by two sons, David Glancey and Mark John Glancey. He was married and divorced twice, last to the late Yvanne Paula Sochan. John has been in a loving long-term relationship with Ms. Johnnie Dripps since 1985. John graduated from Hillside High School, Hillside New Jersey in 1950. He worked for Volco Brass and Copper Company after leaving the Army, and then moved to Ocala, Florida in 1969 where he and Yvanne owned and operated their own thoroughbred horse farm, Beau Mark Farm. There they raised two Florida Thoroughbred Breeder's Award winning Stakes horses. John went on to act as general manager for the following thoroughbred horse farms in Ocala: Rosslara Farm, Hooper Farm, Wycombe House Stud, and Idle Hour Farm. When John managed Idle Hour Farm it was also home to elephants, gorillas, poisonous snakes, rhinos and other exotic animals in the collection of Arthur Jones, the farm's owner. John was the happiest when he was working with large animals, and when on vacation in the Caribbean. In retirement, John greatly enjoyed keeping up with all his friends and exercising at Lifetime Fitness Center, reading, watching boxing matches and travel. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to: The Esther Project, c/o May Consulting Group, 320 North Halstead Street, Suite 140B, Pasadena CA 91107. This charitable organization, a favorite of John's, grants scholarships to student athletes who deserve college educations. Funeral services will be private; John will be interred at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from May 6 to May 7, 2012