Glenn A. Barrows, 95, of 2351 County Road 448, Taylor, Texas, formerly of Farwell, Pa., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at S.P.J.S.T Skilled Nursing Facility.
Glenn was born on Oct. 29, 1918, in Geneseo, N.Y., the son of the late Sidney L. and Kathryn (Fredrickson) Barrows.
On Oct. 26, 1946, in St. Johns Swedish Lutheran Church on Eight Street in Renovo, he married the former Gloria J. Lundfelt, who survives.
At the age of 19, he was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Camp S-66, Company 306 in Loganton, of which he has related many amusing anecdotes. He was honorably discharged in 1939 to join the work force as a welder for Piper Aircraft corp.
He worked twenty-one years for the Pennsylvania and Penn Central Railroads as train dispatcher and retired from the City of Austin (Texas) Water and Wastewater Department as general supervisor in 1980.
Glenn was and a man of many skills and was always there for family and friends to mend, fix or repair.
Glenn enjoyed working on his automobiles and in later years occupied much of his time compiling scrapbooks of military planes, trains and vintage automobiles. He especially enjoyed listening to his music from the World War II era. He was a loving father and enjoyed spending time with his family and the company of his dogs, Tiger and Tammy.
Glenn was a Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, serving during World War II from 1941 to 1945 and was recipient of the EAME (European-African-Middle Eastern) Service Medal With (1) Bronze Battle Star, American Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and four Overseas Bars.
Glenn was a member of the American Legion and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, G. David Barrows, of Renovo and Christina M. (Ron) Marsh, of Taylor, Texas and two brothers, Wayne, of Meyerstown and Stanton, of Pennsburg.
In addition to his parents, Glenn was preceded in death by four brothers, S. Edgar Barrows, Bruce E. Barrows, John H. Barrows, Frank M. Barrows, and three sisters, Wilma R. Barrows, Kathryn J. Miller, and Phyllis V. Funk.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 127 Seventh St., Renovo, PA 17764. Burial with military honors will follow at North Bend Cemetery.
Friends and family will be received at the church on Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, PA 17745.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com.