Meriden - Glenn E. Edgerly, Jr., 74 husband of Joan (Smith) Edgerly passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at MidState Medical Center. He was born December 15, 1930 in Augusta, ME a son of the late Glenn E. and Margie (McIntyre) Edgerly, Sr. He attended Hallowell High School in Hallowell, ME where he was salutatorian. Glenn received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine, Orono where he was also a member of the Theta Chi-Gamma Chapter, and he earned his masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. He was employed for Energy Services in Connecticut and in the past for Pratt and Whitney, Turbo Power and Marine and Canel Corp. of Middletown. He was a member of St. Andrews Church in Meriden and most recently Christ Church in Avon, CT of which he was very active in both church choirs. Glenn was a member of the US Power Squadrons, past commander, boat inspector and instructor, a Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineer (ASME) Lifetime Member, the Inland, Wetland and Water Course Commission, he performed with CT Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Friends of the Meriden Public Library, the Meriden Community Chorus and Ski raced for the CT Industrial Ski Council. He loved skiing, boating and reading. In addition to his wife Joan, he is survived by six daughters and their husbands, Janice and Edward Edgerly-Rooks of Santa Clara, CA, Nancy and Curt Newness of Long Beach, CA, Elizabeth and James Gronendyke of Santa Clara, CA, Nancy-Lee and Jacob Kollanda and Melissa Edgerly-Schultz both of Virginia Beach, VA and Heidi and Matthew Brisson of Newton, CT and a son, David and his wife Diane Edgerly of Pflugerville, TX. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Ian Edgerly, Hilary and Samuel Newness, Nicholas Gronendyke, Clayton Kollanda and Emily and Ethan Brisson. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 20 Catlin St., Meriden. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Friday, April 8 from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St., Meriden, CT 06450, the Rose Hope Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 34, Meriden, CT 06451 or the Nathan Greenbacker Scholarship Fund, c/o Robert Anderson, 80 Carpenter Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.

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  1. Dear Joan and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Glenn\’s smiling face and friendly presence. He was such a .people person. which was certainly evidenced in the very large number of visitors paying their last respects. May your happy memories of times together sustain you and give you peace. With sympathy, Roger and Sandie Breunig

  2. Dear Joan, Larry and I extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. As we drove by your house on Wednesday night and noticed all the cars, we had a feeling something might be wrong. You know we are nearby, and while we don\’t see each other often, I am always there for you. Dianne

  3. Joan, death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. We miss our friend and traveling companion already. Our deepest sympathies.

  4. To Glenn\’s Family – Please accept my sympathies on Glenn\’s passing. I worked closely with him @TPM for several years and have been in touch with him sporadically since then. I will miss him. Bill Glater

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