Claude F. Glenn, a self-employed contractor and project engineer for several firms, died Feb. 7 in Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 79.
A resident of Olean, Mr. Glenn was born in Milesburg, Pa., and graduated from high school in Bellefonte, Pa. He attended Pennsylvania State University and Mansfield Teachers College.
Mr. Glenn served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 and was engaged in combat in the Pacific Theater.
In addition to being self-employed, he worked for Gautieri Inc. in Batavia, Vermilyia-Brown and Eggers & Higgins in New York City and Wingate Construction in Philadelphia.
He also worked as a building inspector and cost estimator for the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development in Dade County, Fla., for about 10 years.
The former resident of Williamsville and Depew lived in Florida from 1972 until the 1990s, when he moved to Olean.
He was a member of F&AM Lodge 252, Free & Accepted Masons, in Olean, a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Bellefonte and the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Pauline Ames; three daughters, Claudia Catalano of Allegany, Deborah Hackett of Avon and Linda Bartlett of Olean; two sons, Timothy of Moore Haven, Fla., and Daniel of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, 646 E. State St.