Glenn Cox
1931 - 2012
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GLENN COX

Glenn Cox passed away on January 8, 2012, at his home in Los Molinos, California. He was 80 years old.

Glenn was born on February 3, 1931. He was the youngest of four boys born to Charlie and Leanora Cox. He was raised in Montebello, California.

Glenn spent much of his youth dreaming of becoming a professional baseball player. This dream came true in June, 1949. When he graduated from high school, he signed a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers. For the next ten years, Glenn barnstormed through various levels of baseball, pitching and hitting his way through such places as Hollywood, Montreal, Kansas City, Buffalo, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Glenn's vivid memories and experiences during this time period have been captured in a book he published in 2009 called The Way the Game was Played.

Glenn served in the Army for two years during the Korean conflict, and he retired from professional baseball in 1961. He then pursued various careers, such as construction, owning a carpet store, and operating a fishing resort. In 1982, he was able to once again pursue his dream of baseball as he began to work at Los Molinos High School and became the head baseball coach. He coached baseball at this school for 15 years, and his teams won numerous championships. The school's baseball diamond today is called Glenn Cox field.

Glenn also loved to fish, hunt, and play golf. Although a very serious competitor, Glenn had a great sense of humor. He was also a very warm and compassionate man, and he would do anything to help a friend. Many people have been touched and influenced by this man. They will never forget the role he played in their lives.

Glenn, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, is survived by his wife Cathy. Glenn is also survived by his four children: Cindy Varlinsky and her husband, Rich; Chris Cox and his wife, Neva; Steve Cox and his wife, Natalie; Sara Rumiano and her husband, Keith. Glenn also leaves 6 grandchildren: Suzanne Hopper and husband, John, Dakota Glenn Cox, Hannah Cox, Hilary Cox, Holly Rumiano, and Rocco Rumiano. He also leaves four great grandsons; Selik, Logan, Preston, and Kyler Hopper.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 14th, at Los Molinos High School at 2 PM in the gym.

Memorial donations can by made to the Athletic Department at Los Molinos High School.

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Published in Daily News on Jan. 11, 2012.
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January 24, 2012
I was saddened when I heard of Glenn passing. He was my P.E locker room teacher and he would share stories of Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax and about how the war in Korea was when he got there. He was a very decent, fair man and I know he cherished his family. The world is lot less without his presence.
Shawn Murphy
January 14, 2012
'Sending prayers to the family. Glenn was a great person, and I feel honored to have known him. "Rest in Peace...you will never be forgotten."
Bob Brownfield
January 13, 2012
glen was truely an inspiring man and will be missed by all. sending prayers and love during this difficult time.
robin delaney
January 13, 2012
CATHY AND FAMILY OUR PRAYER AND THOUGHTS ARE WILL ALL OF GLENNS LOVE ONES. OUR BOY LOVED GLENNS BASEBALL STORIES. HE LEAVES MANY BLESSED MEMORIES. BLESS GLENNS MEMORY. THE CHRASTAS MIKE,SANDEE AND FAMILY
January 12, 2012
glenn was our assistant football coach in high school, he was a great man,very helpful, always friendly, i was honored to know a man like glenn. my condolences to glenns family.
Darren Huntsman
January 12, 2012
I will always remember his quick smile, his great baseball stories, and his willingness to help anyone. He was a wonderful influence on a lot of young people and will be sorely missed.
Teresa (Bangs) Woods
January 12, 2012
Mr. Cox was such a nice man. He helped on the RBUHS Golf Team when my son was there. He was very gentle and kind to the guys. May God Bless you and comfort you in your time of sorrow... He will truly be missed.
Reese & Christine Fernandez
January 11, 2012
I was saddened to learn of Glen's passing. He was such a remarkable man. A wonderful mentor to his students,loved & respected by each one of them.
Love & Prayers to Cathy and family.
Jeannie Hough-Crook
January 11, 2012
Our sincerest sympathies and prayers to the Cox family during this time of sorrow. Fred and Cheryl Isaksen
Fred Isaksen
January 11, 2012
Kathy, My prayers are with you and your family. Glenn was one hell of a man and will be missed.
Patti Groscup (Cowper)
January 11, 2012
Kathy and family,

Mike and I always enjoyed listening to Glenn's stories. He was a dear friend and we will miss him a great deal.

Our love and prayers,

Mike and DeLana Button
January 11, 2012
To the entire Cox Family, my love and prayers. Truly a generous wonderful man, how proud you all must be.
Shelley Rae Renner
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