Glenn Michael Loos

July 27, 1963 ‒ September 22, 2020

Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia: Glenn Michael Loos, 57, of Alexandria, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday September 22, 2020 in Virginia Beach.

Glenn was born in Reynoldsburg on July 27, 1963.  He graduated from Lexington High School where he was on the football team. Glenn also played in the marching band and the jazz band.

Glenn graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.  He then graduated from the Ohio State University earning a Juris Doctorate.

For 32 years, Glenn worked as a attorney for the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C.

He loved to snow ski, enjoying numerous ski trips out west.  He was an avid golfer and enjoyed target shooting.  His family meant so much to Glenn and he always looked forward to spending the holidays in Ohio, and annual family vacations at Virginia Beach.

Left to cherish his memory is his mother Dorothy Loos Janosko of Lexington; brother Alan (Becky) Loos of Hiram; nephew Christopher (Alex) Loos and nieces Erin (Jay) Mrugacz all of Hiram, and Amy Richards of Berea; great nephews and great niece Riley, Ben, Milo, and Charlotte; godmother Rosie (Jeff) Danek of Flower Mound, Texas, uncle Don (Shirley) Loos of Lexington, and uncle Rick Kieras (Phyllis) of Orland Park, Illinois; cousins Mark, Craig, Bryan, Kevin, and Keith.

He was preceded in death by his father Robert Loos.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 10-11 am in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 11 am.  Rev. Dr. Faith Proietti will officiate.  Guests are encouraged to wear a face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines.  Funeral services will be livestreamed and may be viewed online via the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Homes Facebook Page.  Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association may be made through the funeral home.

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  • Goodness, Alan. I never had the chance to meet your brother but you always, always, always spoke so highly of him. God bless. I’m here if you need anything.

  • My deepest sympathy to Glenn’s family. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Please accept our condolences to the whole family for the death of Glenn. While we didn’t know Glenn personally, his godmother, Rosie Danek, is a good friend and spoke fondly of him and we were so saddened for your sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ruth & Bill Stanton

  • All – I had the privilege to work with Glenn at the Department of Labor since 1994. I can attest first hand to his deep commitment to the working men and women of America, his intelligence and his ready humor. He was a wonderful colleague who, I know, cared deeply about his family and who looked forward to the time he spent with you. May Glenn’s memory be a blessing – Michael Schloss

    • Thank you fir the kinds words Michael. 1994, wow, time sure flies. Hard to believe Glenn was just a few years from retirement. I still remember him interning in DC in the 80’s while in Law school.

  • Dear Alan and Family,

    My sincere condolences to you and your family. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. So sorry for your loss, Alan. If you and your family need anything, please let us know.

  • So sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know he was a beloved brother. May your memories of the fun, laughter, and time you spent together be enjoyed and many.

  • Glenn’s family,

    I am deeply sorry to hear that Glenn passed away. I worked with him over the years at DOL. He was quick with a joke or gentle ribbing (I am a U of M fan), and I really enjoyed our conversations. Above all, he was a genuine good guy. I admired his work ethic and commitment to getting a just result to the participants in retirement and health plans. I also learned a great deal from him about how to be a good lawyer and fight the good fight. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to all his family.

  • I am so sorry for Glenn’s family, his coworkers and his friends. I am especially sorry for his mom. Glenn and I were very close for many years. We enjoyed many martinis and cigars together. He stood with me at my wedding in Cabo in 2006. Although we had drifted apart over the past few years I had hoped that we would reconnect. There were periods when we would not be in touch, such as when the Gators beat Ohio State for the national championship, but I always considered Glenn to be one of my best friends. I will always remember the fond memories, there were many, and Glenn will never leave my mind. Condolences to all.

  • Dear Alan & Family,

    While growing up I always enjoyed visiting Ohio, our grandparents and the whole” Loos Gang”. Everyone was always so nice! Glenn was obviously an integral part of it and will be sorely missed. Y’all are truly good guys that grew up to be good men. Though I’m sure everyone is hurting right now I hope over time they can take solace in knowing Glenn seemingly lived a really good life and passed in a way most people would want – with family and peacefully.

    BTW – can you instruct me how to make a contribution to the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home. I don’t see a link on the website.

    • Hi Mark. Yes, lots and lots of great memories for the 7 cousins! We’re really going to miss Glenn. You can send a donation to the funeral home. They will make a single contribution in Glenn’s name.

  • Glenn had an outstanding 32-year career in SOL as a trial attorney and litigation counsel. He began in the Arlington Office in 1988 where he litigated administrative and district court enforcement cases under multiple statutes, with emphasis on ERISA, MSHA, and FLSA. In 1994, he transferred to PBSD where he remained, except for another stint in Arlington during 2005-2007.

    In his 24 years in PBSD, he was responsible for all stages of preparing and litigating some of the most complex cases brought by the Secretary under. He also did appellate work and established an important principal of ERISA fiduciary status in Chao v. Day (D.C. Cir.). He was an aggressive litigator. In 2016, he was promoted from Senior Trial Attorney to Litigation Counsel. In that role, he continued to forcefully represent the interests of plan participants and beneficiaries and to train a new generation.

    We will sorely miss him.

  • I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Glenn. I have known Glenn for 15 years, since I was a baby lawyer in PBSD. From the first day I met him, I could always count on him to make me laugh, to make me take things less seriously, and to encourage me. I could also count on him to listen; Glenn was both a great listener and a great communicator. He was also whip smart and as a lawyer he displayed a great combination of pragmatism, even-handedness and incisive analysis. I worked with him on a few cases and he was great to work with both when he was a senior attorney and when he became counsel – he always had his door open to discuss concerns and strategies and was willing to get on calls even when he was stressed and had a lot going on. My memories of Glenn will always be of the twinkle in his eye and his readiness to crack a joke to break the tension or to just have fun.

    Beyond all that, Glenn was really a softie at heart. I remember him after Diesel died, you could just feel the love that he had for the dog and how much he missed him, and it made me understand why he looked at me like I was crazy when I suggested getting another one. And I remember his story about his mom taking care of him after he fell on his lunchbox in kindergarten going to school and ended up with a scar.

    Glenn always talked about his family and his role as an uncle. He was so proud of his nephews and nieces and their kids and he so clearly enjoyed spending time with you golfing and skiing; he was his most relaxed and happy when he was with you guys. The last conversation I had with him was about his plans for retirement, just a week ago. He was talking about being in both Montana and Ohio and he seemed to be getting closer to a decision point. I really wish he had gotten there.

    We will all miss him terribly. I know everyone in PBSD is thinking about you and the family.

    • Thanks Melissa. Glenn was an awesome brother. We were very close and talked almost every day. I will miss him. I’m really enjoying meeting and hearing from people that Glenn knew at PBSD. I’ve heard a few stories but never really knew anyone. I wish it was under more happy circumstances that I was meeting all of you, but stories like yours are bringing a little happiness into such a sad time. Thank you.

  • I worked with your brother for many years, until I retired a few years ago. He and I had two very important things in common – love for skiing in the west, and my daughter has Type 1 diabetes.

    There weren’t many days when Glenn didn’t poke his head into my office to talk about Big Sky, or retiring so he could be a ski bum. He shared photos of his ski trips with family and friends, and his trips to Jackson Hole, where we go. We stalked the ski sales for gear. Glenn was funny and his sense of humor was just perfect. And of course, he was a very practical and talented lawyer. Our office was fortunate to have him.

    As my family had been dealing with diabetes, my daughter having been diagnosed when she was 11 (she’s now 32), Glenn and I talked about his experience. I am sure you know that he was very disciplined in his treatment and that his vigilance allowed him to do many things. I kept candy bars for him in my top drawer and he knew when to get them. My job was to keep the drawer stocked with his favorites. This Tuesday, I sent him an article about a new insulin I thought he would be interested in, so if you see an email from me, I’m sorry that I didn’t know the news.

    You must know how much Glenn treasured you and your family and looked forward to his vacations and holidays with you.

    I wish there were more I could say or do to make this loss bearable. My thoughts are with you at this terrible time.

    • It’s very nice to hear from you. I didn’t know your name but Glenn talked about you too (mostly about skiing). I believe you have a condo in Jackson Hole. Glenn and I talked about how awesome that must be.

      We were on vacation together in VA Beach this when he passed away. Earlier that day we had been discussing locations for our annual ski trip.

      It is very sad and unexpected. Glenn was only 57. He and i were very close and talked on the phone almost every day.

      Thank you again for your nice note.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I’m grateful that I was able to connect with Alan and connect Glenn’s two worlds (work/Virginia, home/Ohio). I am saddened and struck every day with fond memories of him. A group of us ate lunch practically every day together, walked to get coffee each day as our routine, and spent Thanksgiving with him. Attached is a photo of him in his office. We all enjoyed the photos of your family in Virginia Beach. Glenn was a good friend to all and he welcomed each one of us when we joined and continued to care about our lives. I can still remember my first day when he welcomed me to his office with such enthusiasm and collegiality that his interaction is one of the only interactions from that day I can recall ten years later. As always, if there’s anything we can do, we are happy to help.

  • I”m was one of Glenn’s co-workers, and I just wanted to let you and your family know what a devastating loss this is for all of us, and that we’re grieving with you.

    I met Glenn eight years ago, when I joined the office, and we got along immediately, because he too was a smart ass of the first order. I usually measure my affection for people by how much I make fun of them, and I (really, all of us) made fun of Glenn at every chance. We particularly liked messing up his desk. It went both ways of course. But it was all out of love, because you can’t not love the guy. He was the most universally well liked person in our office.

    It was also very apparent from interacting with Glenn over the years how much he valued and loved his family. I always heard reports of ski-tripping planning, and always got post-trip reports. Not everyone even talks about their family, but Glenn did, all the time.

    Glenn’s passing has hit a lot of especially hard, not just because of how sudden it was, but because Glenn was such a fixture and presence in our office for so long, somebody that made going to work more fun. And when he became a supervisor, he became an amazing mentor to a lot of the younger attorneys, who I know are especially devastated.

    Also, just so you know, I think we’re going to try to have a virtual memorial service for Glenn so that we can remember him as an office (it would also involve alumni and others who worked with Glenn in the past. It has not been planned yet, but we’d love for you and other family members to attend. You might hear more about it from others, but wanted to give you a heads up.

  • I am a DOL attorney who worked with Glenn in the Arlington office. I am so sorry for your tragic loss. I feel sick that Glenn has passed away.

    Glenn was hilarious. During Glenn’s first week on the job, the big boss from Philadelphia (the regional solicitor) came to the Arlington office for his biennial visit. Our boss in Arlington, Jim Leonard, was a very professional, fairly serious guy and he cared a lot about the regional solicitor’s visit. The entire office went out to lunch. Jim introduced Glenn to the regional solicitor and said, “Glenn sent us a fantastic writing sample as part of his job application.” Glenn immediately replied, “Do you think I wrote that??” I remember thinking, “this new guy is pretty great!”

    I took Glenn on his first set of Black Lung hearings in a remote southern Virginia town. They didn’t have any restaurants, only a “buffeteria.” I think they served everyone the same meal. Can you imagine how funny it was to be there with Glenn? We spent several hours in a department store that was about 100 years old with prices from maybe 50 years earlier. It was pretty cool!

    One time we both had to be in Beckley WV for different cases. I was the only woman staying at the Mine Safety and Health Administration academy. At dinner time, Glenn managed to find a bar and he introduced me to a bunch of cocktails that I had never tried. I had five different drinks. Glenn realized that he had time to catch the last flight out of West Virginia. I had to stay for my case. There I was back in the Mine Academy after having five drinks. I ended up going to my next door neighbor’s poker game where I lost $20. Glenn really thought that was so funny. I think I tried to get him to reimburse me!

    We both ended up working in DOL’s main office building in D.C. We would run into each other in the cafeteria and he would immediately start saying funny things to me. We would also talk about how we were each doing. It brightened my day. I will miss that so much.

    Glenn was also a very talented attorney. I did a bit of supervisory work in Arlington and I worked with Glenn on some wage and hour cases. His work was terrific and he was so pleasant. No effort for me!

    Glenn had many friends who are struggling with his loss. Please let your mom know how much we all loved him.

    I wish you and your family strength, and that one day, you feel happiness again. Thank you for sharing your brother with us.

  • I am so sorry for the loss you and your family have suffered. You should know that his coworkers are suffering along with you.

    I have known Glenn for more than 25 years, as an attorney in the Arlington Solicitor’s Office, and later in his role in the Plan Benefits Security Division. When I was a trial attorney in the Atlanta Office back in the 90’s, I partnered with him on a case with nationwide importance. He was a great partner—diligent, smart, strategic, and fun. When he moved to PBSD to exclusively litigate ERISA cases, and when I supervised the same kind of cases in the Atlanta Office, I and my office consulted with him on a regular basis. When I was recently promoted to my current position in Washington, DC, he was one of the first people to reach out and congratulate me; and he was one of the people I looked forward to working with on a regular basis.

    You and your family should know that Glenn did important work that touched thousands of lives in a positive way—whether it was protecting the safety and health of mine workers, which is what he did in Arlington; or whether it was protecting the pensions and health care of thousands of workers across the United States, which is what he did in PBSD. He was an excellent and passionate communicator and coordinator.

    You know that Glenn had a great impact on the lives of you and your family. You should also know that he had an important impact on the lives of thousands of others. I am sad he is gone, but I am happy to hear that he spent his last hours with his family. He was a great man and I will miss him.

  • I have been practicing law for more than 25 years and I rarely met anyone as relaxed as Glenn. I like to think we were great colleagues. We were tasked a few years ago to co-manage a difficult case. It was a pleasure working with him. Over the past two years we had talked about his imminent retirement. He shared w/ me that his retirement would be heaven because he had his brother’s family and would then also buy property in Montana.

    I am so deeply saddened by his loss. His loss leaves a deep void. He was a great guy even though we had different tastes in Scotch. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Glenn’s passing. My deep condolences to you and your family.
    I was a former colleague of Glenn’s at the Labor Department and we worked together when I was in PBSD.

    There are two things that stand out for me -his love for dogs and his disdain for pretentious lawyers who underestimated him. There was that special smirk for when those attorneys learned the hard way that it was a mistake to underestimate him.

  • The more the merrier is a phrase often overused, but I always felt it was fitting in the case of family holidays. Holidays were always brighter and more fun the more of us that were there and Glenn was no exception. Though I did not know him too well, I knew enough to know he was a great man. Funny, charming and charismatic he always seemed to light up the room. Glenn always put a smile on the faces of the Loos family, something I always wholeheartedly enjoyed. Though things may never be truly the same, I know we can all find joy in the memories we all spent together. He will be deeply missed by me and this entire family.

  • To Dorothy and all Glenn’s family,

    The Lord Bless you and keep you.
    The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you.
    The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you.
    And give you Peace.

    Sending our deepest sympathy and love

  • Glenn was my colleague and friend for more than twenty-five
    years. I am shocked and saddened by his death and still find it hard
    to believe that he is gone. I keep thinking that this is some kind of
    nightmare and that I will wake up and it will not be true.
    I truly enjoyed working with Glenn. He was very smart, had
    great litigation instincts, maintained a sense of humor even when
    under pressure, and was fearless in dealing with opposing counsel. He
    understood difficult economic and investment concepts and handed
    complex cases easily. Through litigation which he led or in which he
    participated, he was responsible for the recovery of millions of
    dollars for American workers. You should be proud of him.
    For much of the time we worked together, I was Glenn’s
    supervisor. We saw eye to eye on almost everything, but when he
    disagreed with me, he did not hesitate to say so (nicely) and often
    could persuade me that he was right. After he got promoted to Counsel,
    we consulted with each other unofficially. He came to me for editing
    advice, and I went to him for advice on mathematical issues.
    We worked on more cases than I can count. I think that I
    worked with Glenn more than any other attorney in the office. Along
    the way, we had some “adventures” together. There was the Capital
    Consultants case, in which we not only filed suit against that company
    but also filed 19 more related cases. It was a busy, busy time.There
    was the Hall Holding trial, when opposing counsel went crazy and we
    ended up with 26 motions over just three weeks.You can imagine what we
    said to each other about that guy! Then there was the time when the
    government was shut down, but we two were considered “essential” and
    traipsed into the office on a series of snowy days. Glenn made jokes,
    offered to get me coffee, and was good natured through it all.
    Glenn loved his family, spoke of you often, and enjoyed being
    an uncle. After I retired a couple of years ago, he talked about
    retiring soon and moving to Ohio or perhaps Montana. I am deeply sorry
    that he will not have the opportunity to do so. He left us way too
    soon. Please know that, like Glenn’s many friends, I miss him and will
    remember him always.
    With sadness and sincere condolences,
    Risa Sandler

  • So very sad to hear of your loss. Love these beautiful memories and tributes that are a true testament to an amazing life. May you treasure these memories as you find your way through the grief and loss.

  • I graduated from high school with Glenn…was in band and shared many classrooms with him over the years at LHS. Bryan and I were close friends so I was around the family a lot. I always enjoyed Glenn’s company even though we didn’t have the same group of friends. He was smart and kind, and obviously went on to have an illustrious career, which I’m sure made “Aunt Dorothy” as I knew her, and the rest of his family very proud.

    May he enjoy eternal rest in the arms of Jesus Christ our savior. Praying for strength and many blessings for your family at this difficult time.

    Most sincerely,
    Patti (Cook) Wolfrom

  • After watching the video and reading through the prior condolences, it seems clear, Glenn continued on a life journey of intellectual pursuits and generous kindness long after high school. As a Lexington classmate that’s how I remember him. The pictures made me smile – so many with his arm around family and friends – that says so much. Such a difficult loss. Warm thoughts for all of you.