J. Glenn Fennell, 90, of Herminie, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 4, 1932, in Greensburg, son of the late William S. and Ellen (O'Connell) Fennell.
He was a graduate of the former Sewickley Township High School Class of 1951. Glenn honorably served our country in the U.S. Army, completing his basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. He was stationed in Korea from 1953 to 1955 with Company A, 122nd Maintenance Battalion of the 3rd Armored Division. Glenn worked and retired from Exxon Oil Corporation as a driver after 38years of service. He also worked at Waltz Garage in Madison for 15 years.
Glenn and his wife, Alice, enjoyed having the family over at their camp in West Virginia at "Big Bear". They held many celebrations at camp including family reunions and annual week-long summer vacations that all their grandchildren would attend. He enjoyed traveling with his wife to places including Hawaii and Alaska. Glenn enjoyed antique car shows and would travel to Detroit, Mich., with his friends to visit Woodward Avenue, where there was a large antique car show. He was an active volunteer at the Sewickley Township Public Library and he was also a founding member of the Cub Scout Pack 258 in Herminie, in 1964; later, becoming treasurer and cubmaster. He was also assistant scoutmaster and scoutmaster of Troop 259. In his younger years, he would work on a local family farm every summer.
He was preceded in death by both parents; loving wife, Alice M. (Gesler) Fennell; two brothers, John D. "Dale" Fennell and Eugene Fennell; and two sisters, JoAnn Haines and Charlotte Johnston.
He is survived by three sons, James R. Fennell (Nedra), of Russell, Ky., Charles S. Fennell (Susan), of Fredericksburg, Va., and Robert T. Fennell (Marie), of Richmond, Va.; six grandchildren, Matthew Fennell (Brittany), J. Jansen Fennell (Megan), Janine Fennell, Christopher Fennell (Elizabeth), Emily Fennell-Gibbons (Dylan) and Josh Compton (Rachel); five great-grandchildren, Raegan Fennell, Addison Fennell, Logan Fennell, Anna Compton and Nara Compton; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Blatney, of Greensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136, Madison, PA 15663, Ronald A. Rich Jr., supervisor/FD. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at the funeral home with the Rev. David Lake officiating. Interment will follow at the Westmoreland Memorial Park Cemetery in Greensburg, with full military honors by the Armbrust Veterans accorded. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made in Glenn's memory to the Sewickley Township Public Library, 201 Highland Ave., Herminie, PA 15637. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.beatty-richfuneralhome.com
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