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Obituary for Glenn Donley

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Glenn Donley

June 22, 1920 - November 11, 2012

Glenn Donley passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012. He was born June 22, 1920 in Youngwood, PA, a son of Charles I. Donley and Gala Rich Donley. He graduated from Cumberland Township High School and the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics as a Master Mechanic. He began working for Capital Airlines while attending the Institute. He volunteered for WWII and served in the Pacific Theatre. For part of his 40 year civil service career he wrote the overhaul specifications for the F-4 Phantom Fighter jet. He worked at Olmstead Air Force Base in Middletown, PA until 1965 when he transferred to Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, UT. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Harold. He married Margaret McCully on March 22, 1953 and had three sons, Patrick, Daniel (Dianne), Braden (Fiona), two grandsons, and one great-grandson. He is also survived by a sister, Thelma Callaghan. He will be greatly missed. He was a Lutheran. Instead of formal services, a life celebration will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the family home. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite cancer charity. Cremation under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.


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Date: Saturday, November 24, 2012

Time: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Donley Family Home


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Born: June 22, 1920
Died: November 11, 2012

Condolences for Glenn Donley

LeAnn Phipps posted on 11/25/12

Thank you for being such a wonderful Father to one of my best friends and his wife Fiona. You were always there for him and helping him. You always had a big smile for me. You will be missed. Love to the whole family.


Daniel Donley posted on 11/22/12

Father, I will always have you with me for as long as I am around. I do not know how I could have been so lucky to have such a wonderful Father. I remember the house you built for us growing up in Pennsylvania by yourself. I remember a fabulous childhood driving around for hours in the go-cart you built, teaching me how to pitch on the little league baseball team in Crestview Manor. After moving to Ogden, UT in 1965 I will always have a special place in my heart with all the fishing trips with the Ernst boys to Mirror Lake, WY. I don't know how to express all the memories about the vacations that you and Mother took us on but do remember asking " Are we there yet?", much too often. Thanks again for being the best Dad a son could ever ask for..


Fiona posted on 11/20/12

Thank you Glenn for being such a wonderful Father in law. We had a lot of fun times, rest in peace now. Love Fiona