Glenn Alden Jeffrey

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GLENN ALDEN JEFFREY ASHEVILLE – Glenn Alden Jeffrey, 89, of River Ridge Dr., died on Sunday, January 30, 2011, at the John F. Keever Solace Center. A native of Mt. Carmel, PA, he was a son of the late Clayton and Florence Zimmerman Jeffrey. Mr. Jeffrey was a WWII veteran who served in the U.S. Naval Armed Guard and participated in the D-Day invasion at Normandy. He was also a charter member of the Parkville American Legion Post 183 in Baltimore, MD and an active member of the 29th Division Association. He worked for United Airlines as a freight agent for 34 years at Baltimore Washington International Airport, retiring in 1984. After his retirement he actively volunteered for numerous organizations, including the Morris Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore and the Washington County Art Museum in Hagerstown, MD. He enjoyed painting, woodworking, traveling, and sharing time with family. He will be remembered for the twinkle in his eye, incredible hugs, sense of humor, and his warm and generous heart. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jeanne Foltz Bachtell Jeffrey; a daughter, Cynthia Susan Jeffrey Krimmelbein and husband Michael Charles Krimmelbein; son Thomas David “Skip” Jeffrey and his wife Joyce Lynn Braun Jeffrey; and son Scott Alden Jeffrey and his wife Jeanette Marie McGehan Jeffrey; grandchildren Kerri Lynn Jeffrey Lambert and husband Matthew Glenn Lambert, Matthew Michael Jeffrey, Hannah Alden Jeffrey, and Sarah Kathryn Jeffrey. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of Mission Hospital and CarePartners Health Services in Asheville, NC for their unfailing support, compassion and professionalism. Our thanks to Dr. Karl Speers for his loving care. Memorial donations can be made to CarePartners Adult Day Services and/or CarePartners Hospice and Palliative Care, 68 Sweeten Creek Road Asheville, NC 28803.

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  1. I will always remember all the card playing and great times at your house for our family reunions! We will miss you Uncle Jeff.

  2. My wonderful Uncle Cot was the most caring,gentle and witty person I have ever known. We will never forget his smiling face, it sparkled. He always had a joke to tell that kept us all laughing at the Jeffrey family reunions. I will miss his intelligence and his craftiness to fix anything. I can see it now, he’s up there with his brothers Butch and Marsh having a beer and laughing about old times. I will miss you Uncle Cot, you were so special to Me and my children. I love you and will always think of you.

    With All My Love your neice Lynne, great-nephew Michael and great-neice Jessia. They send their love to you.

  3. Although I did not know Jeff for a long time, there were many things about him that impressed me.

    He always had a calm, gentle energy and a friendly smile.
    I never heard him complain, even when he had reason to.
    His playful, wry sense of humor, which never left him.
    The clear affection that all who knew Jeff had for him.

    He will be missed, but I, for one, feel very lucky to have known him.

  4. On behalf of Post 78 and all the members of the 29th Division Association, please accept our most sincere condolences on your loss. Glenn was a fine man and will be deeply missed

  5. Jeanne, I was so sorry to learn of Glenn’s passing. I tried to send you a card, but it bounced back.I didn’t even know that you two had moved (I have fond memories of Asheville). I wrote a piece for VAA newsletter and will put a photo in their archives. WCMFA won’t be the same without you two.

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