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Glenn Robert Young

GLENN ROBERT YOUNG beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 23rd, 2002 surrounded by three generations of family. Glenn was born on August 4, 1925 in Port Arthur, Texas to Archie and Edith Young. He drew up in Port Arthur and except for a few brief absences scattered here and there he has remained in the area all of his life. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in January of 1943. Shortly thereafter he joined the United States Navy and served in World War II in the submarine corps as a machinist mate. He completed four patrols aboard the USS Paddle in the Pacific theater and was discharged in March 1946. As with so many of his generation, his contributions were in the quiet but efficient completion of his assignments and support of his friends. Accompanying a childhood friends Harry Dionne, he enrolled at Texas A&M University and graduated in 1950 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. Following a brief summer job, he enrolled at the University of Texas in the MBA program where he met and later married a lovely young lady from Cincinnati, Ohio, who was also doing graduate work, Mary Elizabeth Andres. They both completed their MBA requirements in 1951 and he joined the Gulf Oil Corporation in Port Arthur. With the exception of a two- year assignment in Abadan, Iran he spent his entire Gulf Oil career in Employee Relations and was extremely proud of his contributions as a "Gulfie mule". Among his proudest accomplishments were the 25 years served as a college recruiter and the many graduates of the Supervisory Development Program he authored. He retired in 1985 after almost 34 years of service. Following his retirement, Glenn became active in the Chevron Gulf Retirees Association serving as a past vice president and board member. In his spare time he loved to square and round dance and pursue his love of the game of golf. All those who have grown to know Glenn know that family provides his greatest source of pride. His continuous words of encouragement and expressions of quiet reassurance will be missed. His examples of love, faith, commitment and strength of character serve as a compass to friends and family now left lost by his passing. He is survived by his bride of almost 50 years, Mary Andres Young; children Joseph Glenn Young, Christopher Alan Young, Vicki Young Harvey, and Jeffrey Todd Young; children in law Elizabeth Maddox Young, Connie Ann Young, Robert W. Harvey and Elisabeth Maria Young; and "those stinking grandchildren" Mathhew Glenn Young, Stephen Joseph Young, Patrick Robert Young, Megan Deeann Young, Miranda Dee Young, Michael Andrew Harvey, Thomas Edward Harvey, Mary Elizabeth Harvey, Aaron Glenn Young and Alexander Josef Young. It is a difficult lesson to learn that our greatest heroes are mortal, but our father set our standards. A visitation celebrating Glenn's life, family and friendships will be held at Livingston Memorial Funeral Home in Grooves on Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Tuesday February 26th 2002. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am and burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery in Groves. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 26, 2002
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