Glenn was the fifth of six children born to Helen and Ernest Brewer in Cleveland, Ohio on June 29, 1933. He died on February 13, 2018 in Newark, Delaware. Glenn served
22 years in the U.S. Air Force, which spanned the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring in 1973. Early in his career, while stationed at Bryan Air Force Base, Texas, he met and married his sweetie, Doris, then a student at Prairie View A&M College. Three children were born from this union which lasted 63 years until his death.
After retiring from the Air Force, Glenn was employed by Hercules, Inc. Wilmington, Delaware, for 19 years, rising to sales office manager of the Haveg Division. While at Hercules, Glenn served as president of the Hercules Men’s Club, became a member of the Toastmasters and was Haveg Division’s’ representative to the New Castle County Credit Union. Glenn graduated from Goldey-Beacom College during this period.
Glenn’s third and final career was with the Department of Defense as Occupational Safety, Health and Quality of Life Division Chief for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, retiring after 17 years. Along with ensuring the well-being of approximately 3000 federal employees, a major responsibility was the global oversight of contractors who provided food, clothing and medicine for federal and military installations worldwide. Glenn accumulated numerous awards and recognitions during his years at the Defense Logistics Agency. Extensive, worldwide travel was an integral element throughout his careers, which led to a lifelong love for travel that he and Doris continued to enjoy after his retirement.
Glenn could be described as the jolly wine and beer maker, a hobby that he pursued for many years, garnering a few awards for his wines. He also became interested in genealogy, learning a great deal about his family and connecting with many previously unknown relatives. Glenn and Doris shared a love for gardening. They delighted in the beauty of their flowers and harvesting produce. He became an accomplished chef, and many meals reflected his talents for brewing, growing and cooking. Glenn enjoyed being with people and never met a stranger, greeting everyone with a warm smile and handshake.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Elton and his wife, Mary, three siblings, Ernest, Jr. and his wife Jean, Catherine and her husband Charles, Harold and his wife Mildred. Glenn is survived by his wife Doris, his son Glenn, Jr and his wife Iris, his daughter Crystal and her husband Garrett, Sr., three grandchildren, Samantha Elizabeth, Chelsia, and Garrett, Jr, his remaining sibling Betty and her husband Carl, two sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, many nieces, nephews,, other loving family members and
Visitation will held at First Presbyterian Church, 292 W. Main St. Newark, DE. 19711, Monday, February 19, 2018 from 11:00 AM-12:45 PM with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 PM. Burial with honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Glenn’s name to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way Suite 205, New Castle, DE., 19720, First Presbyterian Church, at the above address, or to a charity of your choice. To send messages of condolence visit