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June 3, 2008
Times Observer
E. Robert (Bob) Glarner, 82, of Warren, Pa., passed away, Friday, May 30, 2008. His family was present at his side.

Bob was born May 4, 1926 in Hazleton, Pa., son of Ernest and Agnes Sargent Glarner. He was raised in Hazleton and after graduating in 1944, enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

Upon receiving an honorable discharge, he enrolled in Penn State and graduated with a degree in history in 1948.

Immediately thereafter, Bob began teaching at Smethport High School and then moved to Warren in 1959 to teach at Eisenhower High School.

Accepting a government scholarship to continue graduate study in guidance counseling, Bob moved the family to Wyoming in 1964 and received his Masters degree the following year.

He returned to Warren to become a counselor at Eisenhower and eventually retired in 1985. He was the voice of an evening radio program on WRRN from 19601964, sharing his love of big band music.

For many years, Bob volunteered his time at the Warren Library, was an active member of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, enjoyed extensive travels around the world and was an avid Penn State football fan since 1945.

However, most people would recognize him for his ultimate pastime, riding his Honda motorscooter around town (throughout the year.)

He is survived by his three sons, John D. Glarner and his wife, Kathy, of Warren, Pa., Robert L. Glarner and his wife, Christine Romp, of Radford, Va. and Kurt O. Glarner and his wife, Clare, of Warren, Pa. Bob is also survived by his beloved eight grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, whom he married on December 27, 1950 in Smethport, Pa. and who died August 9, 1995; and his sister, Kathleen of Newark, Delaware, who died February 7, 1997.

A memorial funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 6 at the Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church with The Reverend Adam T. Trambley, rector, officiating. Entombment will be in the church Columbarium.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, Pa. 16365 or the Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, 444 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, Pa. 16365.

Those wishing to submit email condolences may do so by visiting www.

The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. Is in charge of funeral arrangements.



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