Glenn D Muckey

1929 ~ 2021 (age 92)


                          Glenn Muckey

                    Oct. 26, 1929 – Oct 31, 2021

                        Resident of Brentwood

Glenn was born in Brookfield, IL.  He graduated from Argo, IL High School in 1947.  He was a decorated Korean War Veteran.  After returning from Korea, he attended night school at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL while working for IBM for three years in customer service and for Argonne National Labs for three years as a nuclear technician.                                   

Glenn and Mary Jelinek were married in 1955.  Night school was taking too long, so they decided to move to Urbana, IL so Glenn could attend the University of Illinois.  Glenn   worked part time in the University’s Physics Department.  Mary worked in the University’s Data Processing Department. 

Glenn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.  For the first five years after graduation he designed electronics for military systems.  He then worked for 12 years on the design and implementation of non military communication systems for GTE (now Verizon).  This included nearly three years in Iran as a GTE contractor.  Glenn’s wife Mary and their then 12 year old daughter Susan went with him.  They all had to leave because of the Iranian Revolution of 1979.  Dependents left first.  Glenn and his fellow contractors were flown out by the United States Air Force in February of 1979.

Upon return to the USA, Glenn accepted the position of operations superintendent with GTE California in Thousand Oaks, CA.  After three years, he transferred to the Engineering Division and retired as an engineering manager in 1992.   

Glenn and Mary moved to Brentwood in 2002.  Mary passed away in 2003 after 48 years of marriage.  Glenn is survived by his son James (Kathleen) Mackey, his son Thomas Muckey, his daughter-in-law Linda Purrier, his daughter Susan (Larry) Klein, and also his three grandchildren, Kenneth Muckey, Shawna Muckey and Jeremy Klein.  Glenn was preceded in death by his sister Darlene Ball and his brother Alvin Muckey.

Glenn is also survived by his friend and companion, Dagmar Molau.  They both enjoyed traveling and went on many cruises and trips, including a trip to China and three trips to Dagmar’s native country, Germany.

Glenn was involved in Little League Baseball and Boy Scouts while his sons James and Thomas were young.  After retiring, he enjoyed league bowling at Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood for many years.  He also spent many years as a Volunteer Senior Peer Counselor for Contra Costa Heath Services.   

Services will be held on November 9th, 2021 at 11:30 at Oakmont’s Inspiration Chapel.

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Memorial Service
November 9, 2021

11:30 AM
Oakmont Memorial Park, Relize Valley Rd, Lafayette

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