Frank Glen Crow 91, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2023. Glen was born September 27, 1931, to Grover and Rosie Crow in Bernie, Missouri. He was their 11th child of 14 children born into this family. Glen was the uncle to 51 nieces and nephews.
In 1950 he joined the U.S. Navy and was the navigator on a Naval Flight Crew. It was during this time, in 1951, that he married his high school sweetheart Clara Lee Tripp. They had two sons Bruce and Scott.
After the Navy Glen went on to get his Bachelor’s Degree at Texas A&M and later a Master’s Degree at MIT. In 1962 Glen started his lifelong career with NASA and Directed the Guidance and Navigation program for every Apollo mission and became a Senior Engineer on the Space Shuttle program until he retired in 1996. During his Apollo years he enjoyed playing softball at Kars Park, with teams made up of NASA engineers and Mercury and Apollo astronauts. He also played poker one night a month in his home and the homes of other engineers, with some of these same astronauts. On January 27, 1967, he was in a small building next to the launch pad performing a pre-launch test with the crew of Apollo 1. The capsule caught fire killing commander Gus Grissom, Roger Chaffee and Ed White. Disaster struck again in his career on January 28, 1986 while Glen was in the launch control room at his console. The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded killing the entire crew, including his close friend Dick Scobee. Glen returned to work later that night with a small group of Senior Engineers to speak to the, then Vice President, George Bush to discuss what had happened. This led to a yearlong investigation into the accident.
Glen is survived by his second wife of 13 years, Joan Crow.
Sister Loreda Low.
Brothers Cleo Crow and Louis Crow.
5 children and spouses:
• Son Scott Crow and wife Lydia
• Stepdaughter Deby Seymour and husband Tom
• Stepdaughter Jill Rodriguez and husband Gus
• Stepson Jay Hanselman and wife Danise
• Stepson Jake Hanselman and wife Carolyn
• Granddaughter Brittany Gallagher
• Step Grandson Gary Seymour
• Step Grandson Augie Rodriguez and wife Kirsten
• Step Grandson Joshua Hanselman
• Step Grandson Jeremy Rodriguez
• Step Granddaughter Jennifer Pacut husband Keenan
4 Great Grandchildren: Agustin III, Keira, Thiago and Kaia Rodriguez
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Clara and son Bruce. Sisters Lorene Parris, Nettie Fralick and brothers, Shelby, Wenzil, Denzil, Kenneth, Paul, Clyde, Grover Jr. and Robert Crow.
Viewing will be held at Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home in Titusville on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 1:00p.m. services will follow at 2:00p.m.
Interment will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Titusville, FL at a later date.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Kenneth Crow’s Grandson
Love to Scott and the rest of the family.
Brad and Emily Crow
Double G & Joshua
1980 - 1984
January 27, 1967
Double G, Gigi & Kai
Grandma, Augie & Double G
Gigi, Double G & Agustin
Joan & Glen
Gus & Glen
Keira & Double G
Agustin jumping on Double G
Keira, Double G, Agustin & Gigi
Baby dedication 2
Double G showing off his garage
He was so proud to have on Double G’s shoes and socks.
Glen loved when the great grandkids were around.
Gigi helping Agustin get Double G’s shoes & socks on
Agustin & Keira playing with Double G’s shoes & socks
Double G & Augie
Thiago & Double G playing
Double G & Thiago
Kai & Double G
Mom & Glen at great grands birthday party
Jake, Gracie, Carolyn, Mom & Glen
Mom & Glen
Rodriguez /Rousell family
Glen & Agustin
Jill, Joan, Glen, Agustin, Deby, Sammie & Lonnie
Joan, Glen & Agustin
Gus & Glen
Joan & Glen at home
Gus & Glen comparing belly’s
Glen at home
Jennifer’s recital 2