John M. Glenn, Jr.

Jun 30 1924
Sep 27 2021
97 Years


John M. "Bus" Glenn, Jr., 97, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, September 27, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. Simes Glenn with whom he shared 45 years of marriage. Previously, he was married to the late Peggy (Palmer) Glenn. Born in Parkesburg, he was the son of John M. Glenn, Sr. and Marie Cromleigh Glenn.

Bus was an area resident all his life. He proudly served in the US Army during WWII in the European Theater of Operations. He was employed for over 50 years as a plumber with several local firms including Summer and Zim's of Atglen.  

He was a member of the Christiana United Methodist Church and also a member of the Christiana Masonic Lodge F&AM #417 of Christiana, PA.  He was a member of the Christiana Fire Company and volunteered in many capacities, including Assistant Chief.  

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by one daughter Wanda L. Reed and husband Robert of Lancaster, one grandson Eric S. Dorwart and wife Kim of Lancaster and two great granddaughters Morgan R. Dorwart and Nicole E. Dorwart both of Lancaster. He was preceded in death by his siblings; Dorothy M. Lawrence, William T. Glenn, Donald P. Glenn, Robert T. Glenn and William P. Mack.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant and Bartville Roads, Christiana, PA 17509.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Oct 5 2021 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Mt. Pleasant Methodist Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant and Bartville Roads, Christiana, PA 17509



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Mrs. Glenn,

My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you. 

Cindy McLaughlin

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Bus was a friend, teacher and guide for me when I joined the Christiana Lodge 417. We worked together at CH Zimmerman and when I wasn't doing refrigeration I'd be teamed up with Bus as we had a rapport from the beginning like installing a new boiler at Brady Hershey's store in town or working on Andy Lemhennies butcher shop but the highlight was when we were doing the expansion of Wilde's Funeral Home and old Jim Wilde came down in the basement and Bus was wedged in the crawl space soldering the baseboard heating and Jim said to Bus don't worry if you get stuck I've got needles long enough to reach if you get stuck. Bus was one of a kind and I was so lucky to have worked with him and learned so much on many levels. May he rest in peace my prayers go out to all of his family.

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Johnny Glenn was in the plumbing business with my Uncle Lash (Elisha) and dad Rawlins (Tubby) McGuigan before he was married. I've know him all my life. When those three got together it was a contest to see who could out lie the other! He was an absolute gentleman and I am proud to call him my Masonic Brother. The world could use more like him. My sincere condolences to the entire family.

Dave McGuigan, District Deputy Grand Master of the Sixteenth Masonic District

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Pat and family,

             Very sorry for your loss

                       Bob and Sharon Eavenson

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