Glenn Edward Hartsoe, Sr., 84, husband of Lois McKay Hartsoe of Ashlar Village, Wallingford, passed away Monday, July 29th after a long illness. Son of the late Russel E. Hartsoe and Laura A. Hartsoe, he was born in Hamilton, OH on August 2, 1928 and graduated from Quarryville High School in 1944. He then graduated with honors from Penn State University in 1948 at the age of 19 with a B.S. degree in Engineering. In 1948 Glenn started with the Pennsylvania Railroad which later merged with and became Conrail. He was Chief Regional Engineer of the Northeast Region when he retired in 1983. He then did extensive consulting work in the railroad industry working with HNTB consultants and over 14 years with the North Carolina Railroad, stopping only a few weeks ago. Mr. Hartsoe was a past member of the Industrial and Professional Advisory Council at Penn State University; a past President of the New England Railroad Club; and he was active with AREMA, the American Railway Engineering Maintenance Association. Glenn was a member of the Hamden Plains United Methodist Church, and resided in North Haven for 43 years before moving to Wallingford in 2012. In addition to his wife Lois, he is survived by his son Ted (Terrie) Hartsoe of Wallingford; his daughter Lauren ( Gary ) Rule of Portland, OR; brothers James R. Hartsoe of St. Paul, MN; and Roger E. Hartsoe of Pequea, PA; three grandchildren, Kaitlin Hartsoe of NYC, Daniel and Kelsey Hartsoe of Wallingford. He was predeceased by a daughter Lynne Elaine Hartsoe. Graveside services will be held at Silverbrook Cemetery, Wilmington, DE on Saturday, August 3rd at 11 a.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 24th at 1 p.m. at Hamden Plains United Methodist Church, Hamden. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hamden Plains United Methodist Church, 15 Church St., Hamden, CT 06514, earmarked for the Book of Remembrance. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVENUE., HAMDEN.

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  1. I greatly enjoyed working with Glenn over the years on North Carolina Railroad projects. He was a true professional and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  2. I so enjoyed getting to meet Mr. Hartsoe while he worked with the North Carolina Railroad. He was a treasure to all those in North Carolina who knew him. My thoughts are with you & your family in your loss of such a good man.

  3. I’m sorry for your loss. Glenn was a really nice guy. I enjoyed giving him haircuts and having great conversations with him. (The barber)

  4. Lois, Laurie and Ted, It was shocking to read Lenore Tiffany’s e-mail sharing Glenn’s passing. Feel a HUGE hug with our heartfelt condolences! Two weeks ago today, we moved from North Haven to Linden Ponds in Hingham, MA (a Continuing Care Retirement Community similar to Ashlar. We are just a 20 minute drive from our daughter, Marie and her family. 1200 live here — a very lovely campus, genial, really fine folks; delicious dinner meals each day. Really wish time had permitted being with so many persons especially dear ro us! Lois, Glenn was one precious gem of a person. I always enjoyed our conversations with one another at McDonald’s. He lived courageously these several years with dialysis!! With love for a very dear friend, John and Jeanne

  5. Lois, Laurie, and Ted…my deepest condolences to your family on the loss of Uncle Glenn (as I used to call him, even though he was a cousin). He was truly a gentle man, and very kind to all of us Hartsoe kids. I’m so glad now that we all got together for the reunion a few years ago. I think he really enjoyed that. Thinking of you all at this time of your loss…

  6. Mrs. Hartsoe and Laurie – Sending you both wishes of comfort and peace. I remember sitting in your living room eating ice cream, chatting with you both and Mr. Hartsoe….way back in our college days…It was always a pleasure to visit with your dad and mom, Laurie! Love to you both, Lynn (Apuzzo) Morin

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