Glenn Slocum

Born: Mon., Jun. 13, 1927
Died: Wed., Apr. 4, 2018


Visitation

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 08, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Apr. 09, 2018
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Apr. 09, 2018
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.


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Glenn Slocum, 90, of Warren, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at Kinzua Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  Glenn was born June 13, 1927, in East Hickory, PA. He was the son of the late Lawrence Wilford and Emma Schwab (Thompson) Slocum. 

Glenn was a 1945 graduate of Warren High School.  He was employed by the Tree Co., and the Blackstone Corporation, but spent most of his career at Sylvania in Shipping/Receiving from which he retired after 35 years.  Glenn loved to fish and hunt--on two occasions he shot trophy deer in New York State.  In his younger years, he was a member of the Circle 8 Square Dancers and the Tarrs Stars Round Dancing.  His family will always remember his love for the 4th of July, and he would always secure a place to sit for the Warren County 4th of July Parade.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Geraldine (Baker) Slocum;  one daughter, Karen Dalrymple, and husband, Larry, of Warren; daughter-in-law, Lynda Slocum, of Warren; two sisters, Carol Ann Johnson and Shirley Witherell, both of Warren;  four grandchildren, Patrick Dalrymple of Orlando, FL, Bret Slocum, and wife, Regan, of Lake Orion, MI, Jennifer Fox, and husband, Stephen, of Warren, and Glenn Andrew Slocum, of Warren; five great-grandchildren, Tyler and Paige McCullough, Mason, Madelyn and Brayden Slocum; two step-great-grandchildren, Joseph and Matthew Wahoski; one great-great-granddaughter, Sydney Marie McCullough; two sisters-in-law, Mary Swanson, of Lakewood, NY, and Patty Bennett, of Jamestown, NY; brother-in-law, Dennis Bennett, of Jamestown, NY; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Glenn was preceded in death on July 5, 2014, by his son, Glenn Lawrence Slocum; seven siblings, James W. Slocum, and wife, Dorothy, Imogene Taylor, and husband, Clyde, Alberta Wert, and husband, Ralph, June Johnson, and husband, Harry, Virginia Drayer, and husband, Tom, Rex Slocum, and wife, Helen, and Robert Slocum, and wife, Joyce; and six brothers-in-law, Dave Johnson, Dale Witherell, Robert Miller, Leslie Bennett, Rodney Bennett, and William Baker.

Friends will be received at the Peterson - Blick Funeral Home, Inc, 1003 Penn Ave., E., Warren, on Sunday, April 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., and Monday, April 9, from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time a funeral service will be held there with Pastor Tim Olsen, and Rev. Dorothy Hilliard, co-officiating.

Burial will follow in Warren County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution should consider Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA 16365.

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Tracy Stanton
   Posted Fri April 06, 2018
So sorry to hear this.
I will always have a debt of gratitude for Glenn and my Dad playing such a major role in how I was raised. I was fortune enough to spend days and days worth of time in the woods camping, hunting, fishing, shooting trap, canoeing they were both just all around great examples of men. And because of my young age I was able to spend time with them in the prime times of their friendship.
One memory of Glenn was when him and Dad rigged up a platform with wheels to haul the canoe on the railroad tracks up in the Ackley Swamp to go duck hunting. What a show, but they had it all figured out and it worked!! I just remember getting up in the dark, loading everything up and trudging up in with a few dozen over guys camped out on the side of the tracks waiting for dawn the first day of duck season. We got all the way up in floated around, found a spot and just waited.
Now reflect on this for a minute. It's cold and clear, the sounds smells of the water and the swamp and just waiting for the Sun. The smell of coffee being poured from a Thermos! All with no cell phones or any potential intrusions, none. That's usually when the stories and the jokes started. Remembering those times always lights up my brain with a smile. In fact, every trip through National Forest or the Kinzua Dam sparks memories of one adventure or another with the two of them.
I learned so much on so many different levels, I just had no clue at the time.
Now something with less glamour I learned on those swamp trips was what happened after a few cups of coffee and a big breakfast. Someone was eventually going to have go. Now imagine standing up in a canoe trying to pee without getting it in the boat!! Glenn's laugh went off in my head as I typed that! Haha They were always telling jokes and making fun of themselves.
These priceless friendships are truly unique and of a bygone era. As I've gotten older and life starts to change in amazing ways I always try to take great effort to reflect the true value of these icons of our childhood.
My condolences to all of you, my heart is with you in sorrow. 5 years yesterday I lost my Dad. I have no question as soon as Glenn got passed the gate Dad was there with a fishing pole, a handshake, and a great big smile.

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