Franklin Glendon Ashburn

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Glen Ashburn passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Glen was born in Baltimore where he grew up an adventurous youth. Always interested in people, Glen studied Industrial Psychology and eventually earned a PhD in Sociology and Criminology. His career varied from social worker in Baltimore to Army Lieutenant to Director of Planning and Research for the Baltimore City Police Department where he promoted community policing. While studying in North Carolina, he fell in love with a southern farmer's daughter and married Marie, his wife of 56 years. In 1971, he returned to his first Alma Mater, McDaniel College, to teach, retiring after 24 years. His curiosity and interest in other cultures and the natural world took him to the Philippines where he studied gangs in prisons, Africa where he developed an interest in nature photography, England where he studied unarmed police policies and China where he taught American culture. A true scholar, he had a library of thousands of books on topics as varied as religion, math, philosophy, art and business. His interest in social justice and empowering young people led him to serve on the Board of Directors of Junction from 1971-1996. His sense of humor and love of people will be missed by family and friends. He has 2 daughters, Kim and Linda, and son-in-law, Craig Sarsony and grandchildren Clare, Adam and Hannah. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until the start of a memorial service that will be held on Tuesday, April 26th at Pritts Funeral Home, 412 Washington Road, Westminster at 11:00 am with Rev. Bill Boyer officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA; phone 1-800-342-2383 www.diabetes.org/donate or the Homewood at Plum Creek Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 250, Williamsport, MD 21795.



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Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
410-848-7533
Published in Carroll County Times on Apr. 23, 2016
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