Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday's Obituary - Glenn C Blackmore (1917-2013)

Glenn spent his working career as a tool and die maker in the plastics industry.  He was quite upset that he was not allowed to serve in WWII.  When he tried to enlist, the US government sent him right back to work at Cannon Electric to make tooling and molds for aircraft canopies and other parts.  In the 1950s, 60s and 70s, if you bought a plastic pipe fitting, chances were very good that Glenn Blackmore made or designed the mold to manufacture those fittings.
In his “early” retirement years, Glenn was deeply involved in the Silver Lakes community where he served as a volunteer with the environmental control committee and was also known as Captain Blackmore as he fished in the lakes, often with grandchildren.  He was a great dance partner, whether it was square dancing, ballroom dancing, line dancing, or any other form of dancing. 
Glenn spent some time each week keeping in touch with family members, sending birthday and anniversary cards, writing letters, as well as communicating by email.  Glenn was a member of the Victorville United Methodist Church.  He often attended Friday SWIM meetings and luncheons as well as the monthly Voyager luncheons at Church of the Valley.  Glenn was known to many close friends and family as the original “Cookie Monster,” a title he proudly acknowledged.
His love and caring for family and friends will be greatly missed. 
A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at 11 am at the Victorville United Methodist Church, Victorville, California.