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Marion Glen Looney
  • September 27, 1938
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  • July 14, 2022

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Marion Glen Looney died July 14, 2022. Glen was born in Odessa, Texas in September 1938 to Glen B. and Ruth A. Looney. Glen graduated from Odessa High School. While in high school, he excelled both academically and musically. He was chosen best tympanist in the state of Texas all three years. Glen was recruited by the Director of Instrumental Music at UCLA and awarded a band scholarship while majoring in Physics. He later transferred to University of Texas at Austin. While at the university, he conducted research in controlled thermonuclear fusion and was the principal percussionist in the Austin Symphony. Glen graduated with a B.S. in Physics.

During the Vietnam War, he served in the United States Air Force at the Pentagon with the Defense Intelligence Agency. While in the service, he met his wife of 54 years, Joan. Following completion of his military service, he worked for Control Data Corporation, RCA Computers, RCA Global Communications and other high-tech corporations. In 1985, he formed his own consulting firm, JGL Systems. Among his clients were AT&T, all the Bell companies, and Public Service Energy and Gas. He was the Y2K consultant for PJM which controlled the electrical generation and distribution for the East Coast of the United States.

Following his relocation to Bonita Springs, Florida. Glen became an avid golfer, scoring 3 hole-in-ones. He volunteered at the VA Clinic, built houses in Immokalee for Habitat for Humanity, and was chairman of the Building and Facilities committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Naples (UUCGN) for 15 years. He was preceded in death by his wife Joan and son Michael. He is survived by his daughter Karin Looney and husband Greg Sanders and four grandchildren Mara, Ivan, Sage and Rane Looney-Sanders of Elkins, WV. A memorial service will be held at UUCGN at a later date to be announced.


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  1. Janice Nagy Nielsen says:
    29 Jul 2022
    Farewell good friend. Will miss you.
    Love, Janice and Tony

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