Born in Alexandria, VA to the late Robert and Mary Jane Pearson, Glenn’s early childhood was spent in Europe where his father was stationed. His school years were spent in Vienna, VA where he met, Trish, “the love of his life and his reason for living” at age 16. They were married and moved to Connecticut to finish college, and remained there for the next 45 years.
A graduate of the University of New Haven, after a brief career in the insurance industry, Glenn followed his passion for automobiles and opened his first service station at Derby Avenue and the Boulevard in 1978. He went on to have a successful career as one of the largest Mobil station dealers in the New Haven area. His flagship station was Amity Mobil which he owned and operated for over 30 years.
A true patriot, Glenn served in the National Guard and Coast Guard Reserves for many years. Besides his family, Glenn’s other passion was Rotary International where he served in many positions including club President, Treasurer, chief lobster cooker and at the District Level as the District Managed Grants Chair.
Glenn was the consummate “go to” guy when it came to any community activity. His ability to solve problems from cars to computers to the kitchen was amazing. It will take a village to fill the void he has left in the lives of so many who knew and loved him.
Besides Trish he leaves a son, Patrick, daughter-in-law Jessica, and granddaughter Hannah. He also is survived by his sister, Rochelle Alexander, and brother-in-law, John of Cocoa Beach, FL., several nieces and nephews, all of whom loved to ski with Uncle Glenn.
Glenn’s favorite place was his home in VT where he enjoyed countless hours of fun, food, and family, always proud and happy to entertain family, friends, and friends of friends.
Visiting hours will take place on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the West Haven Funeral Home, 662 Savin Ave., West Haven, CT.
On Monday morning October 8, 2018, all are asked to meet directly at Saint Thomas More, 268 Park St, New Haven, CT where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 o’clock.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Orange Rotary Club Foundation, P.O. Box 894, Orange, CT 06477.