CHARLES A. “CHUCK” GLINSKI, 97, of Willoughby Hills, passed away on January 25, 2022. Beloved and devoted husband of Nancy (Zupancic) for 69 years. Loving and cherished father of Lee Ann Glinski of Mentor, and Mark Glinski of Willoughby.
Preceded in death by five sisters. Favorite uncle of nephews and a niece. Chuck was a proud veteran of World War II, serving 24 months overseas in the China-Burma-India theater. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific campaign medal with a bronze star. He was grateful for the G.I. Bill and graduated from Western Reserve University where he majored in History. One of his life’s highlights was in 2015 where he went on Honor Flight to Arlington Cemetery and Washington D.C., accompanied by his daughter and son, and saw the World War II and other monuments.
He was a retiree of Caterpillar Inc. where he was the National Accounts Supervisor. A lifelong athlete, Chuck ran cross – country and boxed as a youth. In his 50’s another life highlight was him winning trophies in the Mad-Hatters canoe races, 8 ½ miles down the Grand River, with his son Mark, beating out his much younger competition. He loved golf and played into his nineties, winning a “Masters Green Jacket” in his senior golf league at Powderhorn. His love of animals knew no bounds. He was a lifetime Euclid Pet Pal member and was instrumental in building a new animal shelter in 1981 as project coordinator.
Never had a bad thought in his life. A Life well lived – “Life is Good”
Private Service – Interment at All Souls Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers, contributions can be made to Euclid Pet Pals, 25100 Lakeland Blvd. Euclid, Ohio 44132. Arrangements by DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Homes.
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