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John Glover

John Glover



 
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05/19/10 10:14 PM #1    

Danyel (Dan) Clark

 

 

Glover, John William
On December 8, 2009, the world lost a great philosopher in John William Glover. Born April 26, 1943 Luverne, Minnesota, John moved with his family to Tempe in 1949. He attended Tempe Grammar School, Tempe High School, UofA, and ASU. After college, John became Vice President of Glover Construction Company in Boone, Iowa, as well as a partner in J&N Mobile Home Park and Mini Storage. Upon retiring from construction industry in 1979, John moved back to Arizona and worked for SRP as a Zanjero, where he made many lifetime friends. He retired from SRP in 1998, and enjoyed spending his leisure time "holding court" with his family and friends. He was an original Phoenix Suns season ticket holder and passed away peacefully at home with a Suns game on the TV. His loving family was with him in the end, he will live on within the hearts of all who knew him. He is survived by his son Robert Edward, granddaughter Gianna, mother Eileen Glover, sisters Jerri Glover of Toas, New Mexico, and Lois Edwards of Scottsdale, as well as five nephews. He was predeceased by his son John William II and his father Billy Glover. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate being a part of John's life is being held at 12:00pm, Saturday, December 12, at Johns House.


Published in The Arizona Republic on December 11, 2009


04/25/11 10:59 PM #2    

Pete Wood

 it is 1:42am (4/25/2011) and I woke up and decided to check e-mails, hoping that would put me back to sleep.  And I ran into our 50th reunion site.

I heard about John's passing pretty soon after it happened, but it seems like yesterday that John and I were driving between Tucson and Tempe in his Corvair, when we both were going to school at the UofA.  John loved to talk and socialize, and I always have too.  John was really funny usually.  I usually hung out with people who had a good sense of humor.  He was attracted to girls and women who I really liked too.  I remember being on a flight from Phoenix to somewhere in Texas and his ex-wife was on the same plane.  Too bad I cannot remember her name.

John, I wondered why you didn't come to our 40th reunion.  I wanted you to meet Sally, my girl-friend.  

I will miss you at the 50th; I'm sorry you won't be there.

Pete Wood


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