Glendon J. (Glenn)Wagstaff 83, formerly of Maiden Lane Massena, most recently a resident of the Highland Nursing home, passed away Sunday (Sept. 15, 2013) evening surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Louisville on Nov. 9, 1929 to Henry and Mabel (White) Wagstaff. He attended Norfolk schools. He served in the Army from 1953 to 1955. Glenn retired from Alcoa in 1992 after 41 ½ years.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Debbie Crawford; and his children, Glendon Jr. of Texas, Patrick and wife Marsha of Massena, Jody and wife Kristi of Florida, Patricia and husband Leo Debien, Lori McGregor, Susan and husband Tom Larrow, Diane Kennedy, Carrie Stone, Judy and husband Ron MacDougall of Willsboro; 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; brothers Henry of PA, Gary of VA; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brothers Harold, Leland, Robert, Vincent, Kenneth and William; and his sister, Wilma Monica, grandsons, Leo Debien and Joshua McGregor.
A previous marriage to Elizabeth Eagles ended in divorce. Glenn was a member of American Legion Post #79, The AmVets post #4 and former member of the VFW Men’s Auxiliary. After his retirement Glenn enjoyed the dice game at the Legion with his buddies and visiting with friends over coffee, especially at the Via Main. As a tribute to Glenn, take that extra step to show kindness and compassion to those afflicted with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
Memorial contributions may be made in Glen’s honor to Alzheimer’s Association; 441 West Kirkpatrick Street; Syracuse New York, 13204.
Calling hours for Glendon will be held Wed. Sept. 18, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until the time of services at 6:00 p.m. at the Phillips Memorial Home, 64 Andrews St. with Rev. Scott D. Fobare presiding. A private burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Phillips Memorial Home where online condolences may be shared at www.phillipsmemorial.com
“Do not ask me to remember. Don't try to make me understand. Let me rest and know you're with me. Kiss my cheek and hold my hand. I'm confused beyond your concept. I am sad and sick and lost. All I know is that I need you to be with me at all cost. Do not lose your patience with me. Do not scold or curse or cry. I can't help the way I'm acting, Can't be different though I try. Just remember that I need you, that the best of me is gone. Please don't fail to stand beside me, Love me 'til my life is done.” (Owen Darnell)