John D. Glynn passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday night, November 15, 2010 at the age of 72. John was a long time resident of the South Bay until retiring to the Pahrump Valley in Pahrump, Nevada, seven years ago. As a young man in New York he served with the Army National Guard. He worked in the retail food industry for over 45 years, originally with "A&P" in Brooklyn, New York and then for "Safeway" and "Vons", here in the South Bay. He married his lifetime friend and love as a young adult in 1960. He moved his family to California in 1971 to offer a better life for his family and himself. He and his wife, Anne of 50 years, lived and thrived in the area, raising four children. After raising his children he and Anne retired to the peace and quiet of the high desert in Nevada. They loved the open space their property allowed them, the spectacular views of the mountains as well as the opportunity to travel the country and the west in their trailer. John was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Sarah Glynn, his brother James, sister Mary and his son Thomas Patrick. He is survived by his brothers Patrick and Fred, his wife, Anne; children John and Karen Glynn, Brian and Nancyanne. Grandchildren Julie, John Thomas, Austin , Nathaniel, Betty, Cynthia, and Cecilia, Great Grandchildren Ava Rose, Andrew and Adrian. He was an Grandfather, Uncle and Great Uncle to all nieces, nephews and extended family members. There will be a viewing at White & Day Mortuary in Manhattan Beach on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 4:00 pm -8:00 pm. The following day, Friday, November 19, 2010 at 10:00 am, there will be a funeral mass at St. Anthony's Church in El Segundo. No internment at this time In lieu of flowers, John requested that donations be made to the "Make a Wish Foundation" in his memory.

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  1. Aunt Nancy, John Francis, Brian, Nancyanne and families: It is very difficult to know what to say in times of grief and sorrow. Unfortunately, most of us have experienced grief at some point in our lives. Losing someone who is such an improtant part of our lives is something that no one can describe to someone who hasnt had that experience. The most important thing that we can do is to be there for eachother and to remember and honor the person’s life whom we have lost. They may not be with us physically, but they are still with us in our minds and hearts. Uncle John was a wonderful person and we will all miss him dearly. We want you all to know that we are all thinking of you and love you all very much. Love Nick, Nicky and Pamela and family, Jimmy and Joyce and family, and Stephanie and Frank and family.

  2. Dad, thank you for all you have done and taught me over the last 41 years. I love you and miss you. PS: Say hello to Tommy for me.

  3. Thank you Grandpa for being the best and only grandpa I ever had. You accepted me with open arms into the family and I appreciate you! You loved all of us so much and we will miss your kisses. I love you grandpa. XOXO Julie

  4. Nancy, I am so sorry to read of your loss. The notice was a beautiful tribute to your husband. He sounds like a wonderful person to share your life with. I hope your memories will ease your loss. God bless you and yours, Pat

  5. Uncle John, I know we lived far and didn’t get to see each other, but I will always remember the time and attention you gave to Kat and I when we came to LA to visit. You really helped make our trip enjoyable and fun. I honestly felt like you couldn’t think of anything more fun to do than shuttle around two teenage girls to all the CA hotspots! I’m thankful for those memories. My girls and I have been praying for you. May you be at peace now. God Bless. Love, Kimberly, Jim, Peyton, Emily and Shannon

  6. Those we love remain with us For love itself lives on, And cherished memories never fade Because a loved one’s gone. Those we love can never be More than a thought apart, For as long as there is memory, They’ll live on in the heart. Author Unknown Anne, so sorry for your loss.John will truely be missed. I will always remember his adorable smile! Remember to call if you need anything. xoStephanie

  7. Grandpa I know that you are no longer with us in person but you will always be in our will be missed by your freinds and family.We will miss you and I love you.

  8. I know u were not my real grandpa, but to me you are like my real grandpa. We all are gonna miss you so much and we all love you as well.. Will we all be together some day. Love yougrandpa..

  9. Nancy and Family! Our sympathy and warmest thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so happy to have visited with John last week and will miss him as a great friend.

  10. He will truly be missed. The video was beautiful and touching. Lots of wonderful memories of this wonderful man. Love and prayers to all the family.

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