Glenn R. Marchal

April 26, 1944 ‒ August 26, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Glenn R. Marchal, age 75, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019 at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born on April 26, 1944 in Vincennes, Indiana the son of Eugene and Delma (Whetsel) Marchal Sr.  Glenn was a 1962 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the Ohio State University before earning his Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Xavier University.

Glenn worked for over 49 years in the Mount Vernon City School System as a math teacher and Assistant Principal at the Mount Vernon High School and eventually retired as the director of the Mount Vernon Alternative Center.  Glenn was a member of the Ohio Teachers Association, State Teachers Retirement Association and former member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

Glenn enjoyed traveling and spending quality time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years Frances (Cline) Marchal, a son, Brian McDonough of Mount Vernon, a grandson, Cole McDonough of Fort Hood, Texas, a brother, Eugene (Dorothy) Marchal of Mount Vernon, a sister, Nina Workman of Danville, many nieces and nephews, brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Diane Cline of Mount Vernon.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law, LeRoy Workman;  a nephew, Bill Workman and a sister-in-law Dottie (White) Marchal.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019 beginning at 12 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service.  Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Glenn’s name may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at

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  • Fran, I am so sorry for your great loss. Glenn was a special person and will be missed. I enjoyed knowing him.

  • So very sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. I met Glen soon after I moved to Mount Vernon in 1977 to work as a reporter at the Mount Vernon News. Covering education and girls sports, I had many occasions to be around Glen. A few years later, after I joined the staff at Central Ohio Technical College, Glenn taught evening math courses or filled in as a substitute from time- to- time. Glenn was a great guy with a big smile who will be missed by many.

  • Dear Fran and family,
    Our deepest sympathy, so sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. He always had a smile for everyone and will be sadly missed.

  • Dear Fran, Nina, and Eugene,
    You know you have our sympathy. You also know my heart is heavy with grief but at peace knowing Glenn is Home and at rest with Jesus with no more discomfort. I have so many memories of times with him from kindergarten through high school. We studied together many times, walked often to Jr. High and high school together stopping at Jewels for an ice cream cone or getting an elephant ear at High Street Bakery until they both closed. We enjoyed numerous church activities and adventures. T’was always a joy to see him lead the Marching 100 across the football field! He’s been a special friend to both Ken and myself. We pray God will give you each comfort and peace.

  • Fran, May your memories sustain you and bring comfort. Glenn was one of my first “West-end friends” beginning with fourth grade. His laugh was contagious and he enjoyed life. Glenn will never be forgotten

  • Dear Fran,

    I am deeply sorry for the loss of your dear husband, Glenn. He had a brave struggle through his long illness and I know you were a blessing to him. He was so wonderful to Brian and Cole, and you and Glenn always made Darby feel so very welcome!!

    Maybe Glenn and Darby have met in Heaven by now.

    God bless you!!!

    Love and prayers,


  • Fran, As you know, Nancy and I were honored to have Glenn as our Best Man at our wedding so many years ago. I have great memories of our times growing up in Church and through High School. He was my best buddy. He was a great guy and will be missed. I know Heaven is richer now with Glenn singing on the Praise Team. We pray for your peace in the days ahead.

  • Dearest Eugene,
    You are so loved and we want you to know that prayer is the only way we can send you our love and comfort today. We are so sad to learn that Glen has passed but rejoice that he had a personal relationship with Christ. That being said we will all see him again, what a comfort that is.

    Doug and Marilyn Franck
    Matt, Amy, Emerson and Lena Besier
    Joel and Jade Franck

  • Glenn was a gentleman and quick with a laugh. He was one of the good guys. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

  • Fran and family …
    So very sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. Tremendous loss of a wonderful colleague and true friend who was always willing to listen and provide excellent advise.
    Dick and I have been so fortunate to have our paths cross with Glenn’s.

    Nancy and Dick Laslo

  • Fran and family,

    I am so saddened by the news of Glenn’s passing. I had the pleasure of starting my teaching career under his wing as I grew in my confidence in teaching at the Alternative Center. He was a wonderful man who took the time to show how much he cared for them. He will be greatly missed, but I know he will never leave our hearts and minds in the days and years to come. I will always treasure the memories I have of him.

  • Fran –
    I worked a few years with Glenn at the high school and in that short amount of time I learned two solid things about him:

    1- he adored you and always spoke so kind and reverently about you and his marriage to you.

    2- He was absolutely the most professional man I have ever come across, bar none.

    My sympathies extend to you and your family.

  • Dear Fran & Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss! Glenn was a great guy that I had the privilege of working with at MVHS all of my teaching career. He was always kind to me and greeted me with a big smile. We shared a lot of time at athletic events. He will be greatly missed and I am glad to have known him and your family! Rest In Peace, Glenn!

  • My deepest sympathy to friends and family. Glenn was a wonderful caring man and a true educator. It was an honor to have been his colleague all those many years with the MTVCS. Peace and love.

  • Fran, I am so sorry for your loss. From the video I can see you and Glenn had a very special life together. Please accept my sincere condolences from Texas and stay strong! RIP Glenn…..

  • So sorry to hear about Glenn’s passing. On behalf of my self and my family sincere condolences. May He find a place of Peace and Light, Rest in Peace Glenn.

  • Dear Fran,
    With my deepest sympathy to you and your family in losing Glenn. Working with him at Central Office was a memorable part of my life. He was so caring and professional in all he did.
    Marcia Bond

  • Dear Fran,

    We are so sorry to hear about Glenn’s passing. We always enjoyed our visits with you and Glenn when we were lucky enough to run into you at a local restaurant. Glenn was always happy and had such a big, wonderful smile. Glenn is enjoying his new home with his God. Fran, please take care of yourself.

    Bruce and Marilyn Hite

  • Our deepest sympathy. Glenn had a profound impact upon my development as a person and a school leader. He made such an impact on many people both young and not so young. His smile, good nature and kindness are indelibly burned upon our hearts and minds. Wee wish his family comfort as he will be sorely missed by all but never forgotten.

  • To the Marchal Family,

    I was saddened to hear about Mr. Marchal’s passing.
    I am a retired educator who had the extreme pleasure of working with Glenn at the Mount Vernon Alternative Center as a teacher’s aide for two years. I deeply appreciated the trust Glenn placed in me after Christmas break of the first year; he turned me loose with a group of my own for the remainder of that year. Because of that trust, he steered me toward a four year opportunity as Youth Instructor at Opportunity Knox.

    Rest assured that he made a difference and will be missed. “Thank You” and RIP Mr. Marchal.