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GLUNZ, John Michael

GLUNZ - John Michael "Mike"
February 11, 2014, of Getzville, NY, after a brief illness, formerly of Schenectady, NY, son of the late Florence (Varrone) Compronio and the late Arthur Glunz; survived by his wife Jill (Gustafson) Glunz and son Michael. Mike attended the Linton High School in Schenectady and was a member of the class of 1965. He was honorably discharged after a four-year tour of duty in the Navy on the aircraft carrier the USS WASP. He studied business at Schenectady Community College and pursued a career in sales. His most recent employment with Intermedics Orthopedics from which he retired in 1994, brought him to the Western New York area. After retiring he became a full time caretaker for his ailing father-in-law and a multiple property landlord. He was best known amongst his tenants as a fair and generous person who attended to their requests immediately. In Schenectady Mike worked for W.N. Van Alstine and Sons and the job he loved the most at Goldstock's Sporting Goods. He was a natural athlete who enjoyed all sports and was an avid NY Yankees as well as NY Giants fan. While a resident of Schenectady, Mike played for years as third baseman and eventually shortstop in three medium pitch softball leagues. In Buffalo, he played softball with his wife on a co-ed team for Main Anesthesia from Sisters Hospital. He was a black diamond skier who frequented the Green Mountains of Vermont as well as the US and Canadian Rockies. He likewise enjoyed the venues of the Southern tier of Western New York most notably belonging to seasonal clubs at Holiday Valley. Mike will be most remembered for his ever-present smile and laugh, strong opinions, love of people, conversation, arguments, politics and his generous heart. In keeping with his generous spirit, his illness precluded his previous organ donation, so Mike left his body to the University of Buffalo Medical School. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the University at Buffalo Foundation-Anatomical Gift Program, PO Box 900, Buffalo NY 14226-0900. A private memorial for friends and family at a later date to be announced.

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