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William Glenn Schrimsher
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William Glenn Schrimsher, known by many as Glenn, was born November 15, 1933 in Athens, Alabama. He was born at home, as were his 6 other brothers and sisters and was raised on "The Red Hill". We all heard many funny, interesting, sad, educational and just plain nice stories of his time with his syblings on The Red Hill, many of us were lucky enough to actually get to visit his home and see it thru his eyes.

Glenn was the middle child, he has two sisters, Mauvoline Yarborough and Ruth Miles and two remaining brothers, Morris Schrimsher and the youngest Jerry Schrimsher. My father was pre-deceased by his loving big brother Homer A. Schrimsher and younger brother Clyde "Moody" Schrimsher as well as his parents, Claude and Una Mae Schrimsher.

Glenn left Alabama for Detroit where he worked on two different auto lines, then ventured to Chicago to become a cab driver. After that, his adventures led him to enlisted into the U.S. Army and at one point he was stationed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was in Pittsburgh he met my mother, Mary Nora Eichenlaub, the love of his life, on a blind date on July 31, 1955. My mother has a little brother Harry Joseph Eichenlaub, he was part of the package deal. He accompanied them on many many dates, my grandmother, Therese Eichenlaub, was a sly one. They were married February 21, 1957 and on July 12, 1959 they had a daughter Therese (Teri) Anne Schrimsher Rockenstein. The saddest day of his life was March 15th, 2015, when just after 58 years of marriage my mom passed away.

Glenn owned and drove tractor trailers and traveled throughout the country for many years until driving locally became on option. Although he loved driving he followed my mother into real estate and became one of the very best realtors in Pittsburgh and in then in Palm Beach County. My father was the best sales person, he really cared about his clients and it showed. My father had Parkinsons and Neuropathy which made working very difficult, he retired from Keller Williams; that was difficult as so many of his good friends were there.

His son-in-law, William (Bill) Rockenstein and grandchildren William Parker, Joan Barbara and Glenn Warne Rockenstein as well as my "mini zoo" moved in with my father and I and an entitely new life experience started for daddy. I have to credit my husband for making everything just perfect for my father, they ended up having the most wonderful relationship. My father was always a baseball fanatic and he passed that along to Parker, dad made sure he could sign up for baseball as soon as possible, he was 4. My daughter was his princess, his little "JB" as he called her. Glenn, his namesake, is the musician, as is Parker the rest of his family.

The animals adopted daddy, his special one was a white kitty named Luna, she was attached to him. We had a dog named Buddy whose job it was to protect my father, dad got a real kick out of that. A puppy named Belle joined the family and took up where Buddy left off. My dad told me he loved watching them and would sit there and laugh and laugh at all the crazy shenanigans, he seemed to always have a smile on his face.

William Glenn Schrimsher passed away with his family by his side. As I told Park, he was there for our first breath, seems fitting we be there for his last.

He is survived by his daughter Therese A. Rockenstein (Bill), grandchildren, William Parker, Joan Barbara, Glenn Warne Rockenstein, brother-n-law Harry Joseph Eichenlaub (Margie), sisters Mauvoline and Ruth and brothers Morris and Jerry,

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


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