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Glenn O. Hummel, 71, of Orchard Park, a nurseryman and landscaper, died Tuesday (Dec. 23, 1997) in Millard Fillmore Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Ravine, Pa., he came to Buffalo as a child. He attended McKinley High School and graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor of science degree in ornamental horticulture.

From the late 1940s into the 1970s, he owned and operated Glendale Nursery, a commercial nursery that also provided the plants for his landscape services.

Hummel landscaped a number of homes and buildings in the Buffalo area and taught home landscaping in the Adult Education Program at Hamburg and Orchard Park high schools.

He also was employed for a time at Bethlehem Steel Corp. He retired in 1983.

He was a U.S. Navy pilot in World War II with the rank of lieutenant junior grade.

He was a member of the American Nurserymen's Association and was active in the Orchard Park Senior Citizens.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ruthada Clark; a daughter, Holly K. of Poughkeepsie; a son, Christopher of El Prado, N.M.; a sister, Pearl; and a brother, Ivan of Lakeland, Fla.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Joseph K. Quinn Funeral Home, Orchard Park.


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