MARQUETTE, MI. - James H. McGlynn, 80, resident of Marquette entered eternal life on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at his home in the loving care of his family.
He was born November 23, 1933 to James and Irene (Normand) McGlynn in Marquette. He attended local schools and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1951 and served aboard the U.S.S. Wright until 1954. Following his honorable discharge from military service he worked as a truck driver and later as a wholesale representative for B and W throughout the entire Upper Peninsula.
He married Carol Specker Spitz in 1985 and together they enjoyed camping, roller skating, dancing, and following grandson Eric's youth baseball and hockey. After retirement in 1991 they wintered in Lakeland, Florida where he proudly worked for the Detroit Tigers during the spring training seasons. Together they square danced and played shuffleboard. Jim also played golf, senior baseball, and horseshoes.
He volunteered for many years at St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and later at Marquette General Hospital in the print shop, mailroom, and Heart Club. He was a long time member of the Marquette Golf and Country Club, American Legion Post #44, St. Vincent de Paul Society, and a dedicated member of St. Louis the King Church where he was an usher and server at funeral masses.
Jim is survived by his wife Carol, son Michael of Lansing, son-in-law Bruce DesJardins of Marquette, step-sons Bob (Vickie) Spitz of Elkton, FL., Jim Spitz of Lansing, step-daughters Jill Froberg (Steve Rudness) of Gwinn, Peggy (Mike) Brace of Lake Odessa, grandchildren Eric Froberg, Angela Daye, Dylan Spitz, and also 3 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, brother Michael, daughter Michelle DesJardins, and first wife Ruth.
Friends may call at St. Louis the King Catholic Church in Harvey on Monday, July 7, beginning at 9:30 am until 11:30 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 am Monday with Rev. Ben Paris, as celebrant. A reception will follow in Father Gauthier Hall. Burial, with veteran's honors, will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or St. Louis the King Catholic Church.
The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at fassben derfuneralhome.com