December 15, 1930 - September 2, 2020
Edward T. Glynn age 89 of Grand Rapids passed in to heaven on Wednesday September 2, 2020 at the Christian Rest Home. Edward was born on December 15, 1930, the son of James and Mary (Rupinski) Glynn. Edward had a notable career with the Grand Rapids Police Department joining in 1952 and reaching the rank of Captain in 1968 and retired in 1986. He was affectionately known as “Captain” by many in the community. He graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1949 and married the love of his life, Gloria Schippers in 1950, who preceded him in death in 2015. He attended Grand Rapids Junior College and Western Michigan University before joining the Grand Rapids Police Department. During his retirement he worked as a travel guide, accompanying groups to Ireland and many sights throughout the U. S. He was active in many community activities and was honorary Grand Marshall of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Grand Rapids. Along with his beloved wife Gloria, Edward was preceded in death by his parents and brothers James, Richard “Pat” and Thomas. He is survived by his children Michael (Barbara) Glynn, Colleen (Chris) Klein and Joseph Glynn; his grandchildren Susan (Joseph) Sejat, Katherine (Nkondo) Sibalwa, Julia (Josh) Avery, Jennifer (Noel) Groom, Andrew (Rachel) Glynn of Billings, MT; great grandchildren Amanda (Rick) Fredricks, Andrew Sejat, Brian (Bailey) Sejat, Damian Pratt, Nziima and Lwiindi Sibalwa, Charlie and Lena Groom; great great grandchildren Skylar and Rylie Fredricks, and Theodore Sejat; his sister Joan Salhaney of Florida; several nieces and nephews who affectionately knew him as “Uncle Eddie”. Private family services will be held at a later date. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staffs at the Edison Christian Nursing Home and to Emmanuel Hospice who provided compassionate care for Ed for the last months and years of his life. Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Hospice or the Edison Christian Rest Home.
Edward T. Glynn age 89 of Grand Rapids passed in to heaven on Wednesday September 2, 2020 at the Christian Rest Home. Edward was born on December 15, 1930, the son of James and Mary (Rupinski) Glynn. Edward had a notable career with the Grand... View Obituary & Service Information
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