The Life of Glenn S. Shannon
Glenn S. Shannon, 64, of Kutztown, Pa. passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in his residence. He was the husband of Judy E. (Kercher) Shannon, whom he married on August 29, 1981. This year they happily celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
Born in Orange, NJ, Glenn was a son of the late Arthur Shannon and Eleanor (Samuel) Gregory. He was a graduate of Neptune High School, Neptune Township, NJ, and attended Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. While in both high school and college, Glenn was an avid and talented soccer player. Glenn was employed as a Chef for over 30 years at Red Lobster, and proudly opened 40 of their locations. For the past 10 years, Glenn primarily worked at their Wyomissing location.
Glenn was a diehard Raiders fan and enjoyed watching them play every Sunday. He also enjoyed his chocolate and Pepsi. Above all, Glenn loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time at all his grandkids sporting events. His willingness to help anyone and do anything will live on in the hearts of his family and friends.
In addition to his wife of 40 years, Judy, Glenn is survived by his two children, Christopher B., husband of Elissa (Biggs) Shannon, Macungie, and Jennifer B. (Shannon), wife of Arthur George, III, Breinigsville; five grandchildren, Aidan Shannon, Anthony George, Aubrey Shannon, Juliana George and Hailey Shannon; siblings, Wes Shannon, and his wife, Pam, Wayne Shannon, and his wife, Karin, and Diane Casner, and her husband, Mark; sister-in-law, Linda Shannon, mother-in-law, Anna Mae (DeLong) Kercher, brother and sister-in-laws, Glenn Kercher, and his wife, Tammy, and Joel Kercher, and his wife, Mandi, and their families.
Along with his parents, Glenn was predeceased by brothers, Arthur Shannon and Greg Shannon.
A memorial service to honor and celebrate Glenn's life will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, with The Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Sassaman, Pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mertztown, officiating. Burial will follow in Longswamp Union Cemetery, Mertztown.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Glenn S. Shannon Memorial Fund c/o Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., P. O. Box 292, Kutztown, PA 19530-0292.
Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.Ludwickfh.com.
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Heaven Gained a Great Man
I had the pleasure of working with Glenn as part of the Management Team at ViVA Good Life. He was a wonderful man with a great personality, always had a smile and willing to help out. I was glad our paths crossed. My condolances to the family; heaven gained a great guy. Keep the memories close at heart to help you through this very difficult time.
After all, we were Brothers
We were only a year a part. So a lot of competitiveness where neither he or I would like to lose to the other. After all, we were brothers.
We had fights over everything; from noc-hockey, to ping-pong, to backyard football, to playing army in the woods, you name it, we fought. And that was all in one day. Heck, we even fought in church to see who would sit at the end in the pew. After all, we were brothers.
And after a day of fighting, we went to bed in the same bedroom we shared for years. A bedroom where a lot of laughter rang out and secrets were told. After all, we were brothers.
Before setting out on our new journeys with marriage and familys, we spent some good times fishing off the party boats out of Shark River. One day, after a hard day a work, we decided to go night time fishing. We cought so many the first half of the trip, our arms couldn't pull in any more. So we packed up our lines and watched everyone else while we fell asleep on the boat next to one another. After all, we were brothers.
And after all the years of bickering, fighting, and having good times, I am so proud of the man he had become. For 40 years he was devoted to his loving wife Judy, his two children and five grandchildren. He loved them very much and became the family man of all men. I am so proud of him for that because after all, we were brothers.
Brandywine Heights Indoor Twirling/Guard/Drumline
Thank you Glenn for all the support you gave the group over the years. As someone totally inexperienced in running a large function, I was forever grateful of your support and donations, couldn't have pulled some off those without you! You were such a great help.