Glenn Martin Myers
February 19, 1936 ‒ April 02, 2018
Glenn Martin Myers, born to parents Vivian and Virgil Myers, was a true Renaissance man. Born in the Great Depression, he was the first in his family to earn a college degree. An Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve alumni, Glenn became a lifelong educator teaching sciences at Johnny Appleseed and Malabar High School for thirty years. After retiring from teaching he would become headmaster at Buckhorn juvenile girls school, teach convicted teen felons at The Ohio State Penitentiary and mentor students in the both the Roar program at Mansfield Senior as well as the reading program at Sherman Elementary. He also sat as President and member of the Lexington School Board for eight years. He was a union negotiator for Mansfield city schools and was appointed by Governors Taft and Strickland to serve on the Ohio Farmland Preservation Board. Glenn sat on the Executive Board of the NAACP and was President of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Bellville. He viewed education as the great equalizer that could both transform lives and eradicate ignorance and prejudice.
Glenn made his mark on this world, a leaf print on sand, a fish fossil on limestone, as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, teacher, mentor and friend. An avid reader and intellect, he was always thirsting for knowledge that embodied solutions which could lead to life-changing affects. He was never without pen and paper and kept files on everyone dear to him. Glenn was colorblind, embracing and cherishing all races, celebrating the cultural differences integral to life’s beauty and diversity. He studied the history of Perry Township including the Native Americans of Lost Run Creek and his farming community while befriending the Amish that now surround his farm.
His love of lively conversations might only be eclipsed by his love of Nature. He was an arborist, botanist and biologist. An avid birdwatcher, his binoculars and field guide were never out of reach.
His resume was dotted with pig farming and delivering mail for the U.S. Post Office. But it was in his sunset years that this scholar turned writer, authored “Kokosing Construction Company, An American Success Story in Fredericktown, Ohio”. Like his father Virgil, he became a trustee for Perry Township for eight years and wrote over 70 stories for the Bellville Star in a column entitled “Perry Township Corner” wherein he declared himself the voice of Perry Township. His stories included historical and modern depictions of his community. His creativity and curiosity about the people and place he nested in provide insight to his depth of character and humanity.
Glenn’s enduring friendships, his life-affirming years of husband, father and grandfather all ring the heavenly bell of a life well-lived and a charismatic character well-loved.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Marqua Myers, his children Jeffrey and Linda Myers, stepchildren Kendra Wolford and Kristopher Reams, daughter-in-law Teri Myers and son-in-law Dana Holmes, his grandchildren Maggie, Kate and Frannie Myers, Dashiell Myers-Holmes, Macy, Connor, and Shane Wolford and Remington Reams.
The Myers family will receive friends Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a memorial service honoring Glenn’s life will begin immediately at 2 p.m.
Contributions in Glenn’s memory to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Glenn’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them ~or watch his tribute video~ at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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