Glenn Compton
1941 - 2020
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Glenn Arthur Compton  
Glenn Arthur Compton, 78, of Woodstock and Ocean Pines, Maryland, passed away July 19, 2020. He was born on New Year's Eve in 1941 in Washington DC. His parents were the late Aaron Banes Compton and Wilmoth Pauline Ethridge. He was married 57 years to his best friend and lifelong love, Sandra Wrobel, where they both attended Montgomery Blair High School.At Montgomery Blair, Glenn excelled in sports. He played Varsity Football and made the Varsity Baseball team his sophomore year which was a very big deal to him. He was scouted by the old Washington Senators for pitching in 1960.Glenn was a graduate of the University of Maryland Global Campus, earning a Bachelor's and a Master's degree. During his career, he worked at Gallaudet University, American Petroleum Institute and Red Coats. He was a Certified Facility Manager, and also an Adjunct Professor.Most of all, Glenn valued his time with family and friends. He enjoyed the outdoors playing golf, tennis and rugby. He had fond memories with the "Woodside Gang," his Blair friends, and "The Dirty Dozen." He and his family had many fun memories in Ocean Pines and Florida. He was a parishioner of St. John's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, Maryland. Glenn's motto was always to "Look on the Brightside."In addition to his wife, Glenn is survived by daughter; Lori Preston (Chris), son; Glenn "Scott" Compton, grandchildren; Hannah Preston and Allie Preston, sisters-in-law; Carol Sweeney, Katherine Jones and Jim Hennessy and, cousins; Lynn and Dan Condello, Janet Risseeuw, Paul and Dana Ethridge, and numerous nieces and nephews. Glenn was preceded in death by his brother Arron Banes Compton, Jr.Services are private to the family at this time and a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the COPD Foundation. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home and condolences may be shared with the family via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.

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Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 2, 2020.
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7 entries
August 11, 2020
great guy...can't be replaced but won't be forgotten!
Ted Orme
Friend
August 7, 2020
Ah, sad news indeed. At our ages I know it shouldn't be a shock, but Glenn was part of life's foundation. We shared school life and each other's lives from elementary through high school -- safety patrol boys, baseball (he was great), arm wrestling, checking out the girls, goofing off in the hallways . . . . There is a brotherly love there . . . and for Sandy. We will miss him, time and distance notwithstanding. Godspeed, brother. . . .
Donald Hadley
Classmate
August 5, 2020
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Compton a couple of times when he visited his son Scott at UMD. He was an incredibly kind and genuine person.
MIKE DEROSA
Acquaintance
August 3, 2020
My condolences to Glenn's wife and family. Have many fond memories of Glenn at paint branch golf course.
Robert White
Acquaintance
August 2, 2020
I was extremely saddened to learn about Glen. We were very good friends during our years at Montgomery Blair. We were both baseball pitchers and played on many little league teams together as well as at Blair.
To Sandy and Family, please know that I care and share your sorrow.
Jeff McClelland - Billings, Montana
Jeff McClelland
Classmate
August 2, 2020
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Eddie Berger, Blair High School 1958.
Eddie Berger
Classmate
August 2, 2020
Although Glenn and I did not see each other a great deal after our time together at Montgomery Blair High during which time we were pitchers on the baseball team, I nevertheless have vivid memories of him, and of his energy and wit which made him a most entertaining guy to spend time with.

I am greatly saddened by his passing and wish to extend my sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Gary Goubeau
Gary Goubeau
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