The Obit For Gerry Glynn

Gerald Glynn

Published in The Times-Picayune from March 1 to March 3, 2013

Gerald Glynn, 74 Gerald Glynn of Covington, Louisiana, passed away on February 24, 2013, at St. Tammany's Hospital, Covington, following a brief illness.

Son of David Glynn and Annette (Chaussee) Glynn, he was born on February 22, 1939, in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Gerry graduated from Coyle High School, Taunton, Massachusetts, where he excelled as a student and starred in baseball and basketball. He furthered his education and honed his skills as a baseball player at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Graduating in 1960 with a bachelor's degree in business administration, he signed as a pitcher with the Milwaukee Braves. He played in the Double-A and Triple-A leagues, eventually retiring to begin a career in private business.

After several years with the Armstrong Company in Long Island, New York, he founded a construction company on the North Shore of Massachusetts and, later, in the New Orleans area of Louisiana.

An accomplished athlete, Gerry was an avid golfer and tennis player, and a longtime member of the Tchefuncta Golf Club. He was also a first-rate cook, as the many friends who were lucky enough to be invited to his dinners and special celebrations can attest.

Gerald Glynn is survived by his children: Peter Glynn of Houston, Texas; Christopher Glynn of Atlanta, Georgia; and Kathleen Glynn of Lynn, Massachusetts; also his sister Eileen Glynn Spectre and her husband Peter H. Spectre of Spruce Head, Maine; his sister Marti Glynn of Dorchester, Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews in Massachusetts, Illinois, and Maine.

A genial and charming man, Gerry will long be remembered by his family and his many loving and supportive friends. They will all miss his generosity, his enthusiasm, and his uplifting manner.

Funeral arrangements are by Bagnell and Son Funeral Home, Lee Road, Covington, LA 75212.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.