GLYNN, James Robert, age 81, passed away on February 5, 2019 with family by his side after a long battle with Frontemporal Dementia. He was born October 4, 1937 in Saginaw, Michigan to James "Pete" and Beatrice (McKeighan) Glynn.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Ellen Adelberg Glynn; his children, Rebecca and Thomas Sigler, Robert and Cathy Glynn and Julie Glynn; and grandchildren, Keighan Glynn, Dalton Sigler, Garrett Glynn, Camryn Glynn, and Alison Capps. He was born an only child, but through marriage, gained a large extended family of brothers and sisters. He was also close to several cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, his daughter, Theresa Glynn, and several in-laws.
Jim was a son of St. Charles, as he was a third generation graduate of St. Charles High School in 1955. He was a very proud member of the International Operating Engineers Local 324 for 62 years. During his career, he helped build many roads, bridges, runways and marinas throughout state, including the St. Charles High School track. Along the way, he made many lifelong friends. After retirement, he enjoyed many winters at the family home in Venice, Florida. He always encouraged everyone to try their best and to help someone when you can.
A celebration of his life will be held at C.M. Humpula Funeral Home, 209 Entrepreneur Dr. Saint Charles, on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Chaplain Ron Compton will officiate. A private entombment will take place later at Oakwood Mausoleum in Saginaw. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Friday, February 8th, 2019 from 4pm to 8pm and again on Saturday from 10am until the time of service.
The family would like to thank the staff of Healthsource and Heartland Hospice for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate memorial contributions made to The St. Charles Library or St. Charles Area Museum.