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Glenn Robert Davis

June 26, 1949April 26, 2021

Glenn Robert Davis, age 71, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2021 in Clinton Township, Michigan. Glenn was the beloved husband of Pamela for almost 50 years. He was much loved by his sister-in-laws, Debra Hampson and Laura Evett, as well as two nephews, Ryan and Sean Hampson. Glenn was also honorary Uncle Glenn to his best friend’s, Gary Terenzi, children and grandchildren.

Glenn was born on June 26, 1949, the hottest day of the year, to his parents, Robert and Dorothy Davis (nee: Romatz). He was an only child and for ten years they were a very happy threesome, traveling to upper Michigan annually as well as taking trips to New York, Williamsburg, Florida and many other destinations. Glenn’s dad passed away when Glenn was 10 yrs. old and his mom continued to raise him to become a wonderful, witty, handsome and loving man. She was a remarkable woman and Glenn was a remarkable man.

Glenn met Gary when they were seven years old. They became childhood best friends and over the years thought of each other more as brothers. They played on the same baseball team as children and adults and their close friendship has lasted 65 years. Gary’s family has been a huge part of Glenn’s and Pam’s life. He is honorary Uncle Glenn to Gary’s children, Jef, Tim and Anthony and their wonderful families. They are also Jef’s godparents.

Glenn and Pam met at Lakeshore High School in 11th grade. She had just moved to the new school and they became friends shortly thereafter. Although they never dated in high school, they did double-date to the senior prom, each with another partner. They graduated in 1967 and exchanged letters while attending college. Glenn’s time at MSU held some of his best memories. While writing they soon realized the friendship had grown into something more. Their first date was at Luigi’s Restaurant. The rest is history.

Glenn began working at Fruehauf Trailers in 1969. Over the years he rose within the company and became a Regional Manager, traveling to Fruehauf locations all over the Midwest. He left Fruehauf just shy of 30 years to become Vice President of Construction for a subsidiary of Chateau Communities, NCD. He felt his years at Chateau were some of his best years.

Pam’s family embraced Glenn wholeheartedly. Her parents loved him dearly and her sisters, Debra Hampson and Laura Evett think of him as their brother. Debra’s sons, Ryan and Sean Hampson, were especially close to their godfather and uncle. Everyone has many, many fun memories. Laughter has always been a part of Glenn’s life and he just made every family get-together fun. Laughing until your stomach hurt was not unheard of when Glenn was around.

Glenn and Pam were married on May 15th, 1971. They were each other’s best friend and Pam has always referred to Glenn as the “Love of her Life”. They were never blessed with children but the many wonderful memories they shared as man and wife, for just shy of 50 yrs., are a comfort to her. They were devoted to each other and as Pam’s dear friend, Gina Lombardo, said, “He is your Happy Place”. She was right. All Pam needed was to be with Glenn and she was happy.

In the 80s they owned a cottage on MacDonald Island, located on the middle channel. They spent many months as weekend warriors, only closing up when the cold weather started to limit their activities. They’d leave work on Friday for a ferry ride to Harsen’s Island, followed by their boat (splash dance) ride to their place and then return home on Sunday night. The weekends were amazing and fun-filled with water skiing, playing cards, bonfires, horseshoes, ping pong, floating down the river on inner tubes, fishing, leisurely boat rides and more. They thoroughly enjoyed having family & friends visit, especially the Terenzi boys and Ryan and Sean.

They sold their cottage in the early 90s and bought a 34 ft. SeaRay considering t their floating cottage. Glenn named the boat “No Mow” because he was so grateful to no longer have to cut their large piece of property every Friday. In fact, the name won a SeaRay award.

They became members of BBYC and soon became part of the “Rat Pack”. The memories of those years of boating were some of their fondest. Taking their nephews to Cedar Point for a few days by boat along with trips to Mackinaw and Bayfield, Ontario which were two of their favorite harbors. Trips with the Rat Pack were always lively and filled with laughter and the Hutto Hummer was always a welcome treat. Although none of the Rat Pack are boaters now, they remain very close. Glenn’s witty comments at the get-togethers will be missed.

Glenn enjoyed bowling most of his life, many years on a team with Gary and godson, Jef. He also played softball for many years, only quitting when his hip slowed him down. In the early years of their marriage they traveled to Florida and Maine and they loved Mount Rushmore. Long bike rides were enjoyed. After retiring they began taking annual trips out west, primarily Scottsdale, AZ or Rancho Mirage, CA and Cancun. They also enjoyed the history and sights at Williamsburg, vacationing there every few years. They had honeymooned in Mackinac and took annual trips up north. They enjoyed the annual Mackinaw Bridge walk for close to 25 yrs. In fifty years they only missed one year of visiting the area.

Glenn will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was one of a kind. His smile was contagious and his epic wit was mind boggling. He was so quick to come up with something funny it was amazing. He was a kind, generous and loving man.

As a result of covid restrictions currently in place a Celebration of Life and Love will be held for family and close friends only on Saturday, May 15th at Mirage Banquet Hall.

Donations may be made in Glenn's memory to the Salvation Army.

  • FAMILY

  • Pamela Davis, Wife
  • Debra Hampson, Sister-in-law
  • Laura Evett, Sister-in-law
  • Ryan and Sean Hampson, Nephews
  • Glenn was also honorary Uncle Glenn to his best friend’s, Gary Terenzi, children and grandchildren.

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Steve Gessert

May 1, 2021

Surprised and very very sorry to hear about Glenn. If anyone showed the essence and vitality of life it was Glenn. I have been thinking of him all week and all the stories that come to mind from playing baseball all day at Metro Beach to bowling for the state championship in Flint to buying too much Boone's Farm when Warsaw Park was closed to that wild (and hot) train ride in Canada and many more, he left a distinct mark on my life.
Janel and I moved back to southern Michigan late this March to be closer to our kids, Janel's family and to renew old friendships. I just regret that we couldn't do it sooner.
Pam, we are very sorry for your loss as we think about our loss. He was a great guy and an even better friend.

Joy Lucente

May 1, 2021

I worked with Glen at Chateau Properties, and NCD. He was a wonderful mentor, and friend when I was just learning about property development. I always thought highly of Glen for he never looked down at anyone, and was always willing to teach you or answer your questions. I have thought of Pam and Glen often, and still do every time I pass Hamlin Pub. Rest in peace my friend, and my sincere condolences to Pam and the family.

Jean Terenzi

April 30, 2021

I was so very fortunate to have known Glenn for the past 26 years. He was such a funny guy and it was clear that he and Gary were "brothers from another mother." Nobody, and I mean nobody, could make Gary laugh like Glenn could! He really got him going. The four of us coordinated really well: Glenn and I liked the same beer - COLD! (While Pam and Gary enjoyed a nice chocolate dessert)

It's been an honor! Farewell, my friend, until we can raise our frosty mugs together again.

Love,
Jean

Gary Terenzi

April 30, 2021

I can't express the emptiness I am feeling over the loss of my best friend. Glenn was the biological brother I never had. I will treasure all the memories of the times we had together over the last 65 years. I will truly miss our weekly phone calls to check in on one another. I will find solace in knowing that we will again be together some day. Until then, my good friend.

Pam, if there is anything I can do for you, all you have to do is ask.

Love,
Gary

Glen Clark

April 29, 2021

Pam, so sorry to hear this news. It was a pleasure to have grown up with Glenn. We played sports together and bowled on the same team in high school, where our team, crazy name, the kachubees went to the state championship where we placed second I believe, in the state.

The last time we met was at the 50th reunion. I was walking back from the bar when I heard hey Giz1. I knew immediately who that was, it was Giz2. It was our nicknames for each other as kids. I was Giz1 because I was a 1 “N” Glen and he was Giz2 because he was a two “N” Glenn. When I turned Glenn was standing with Gary Terenzi wearing that big signature smile. We all shared a few laughs and caught each other up on life.

He will always be a piece of my heart. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about his and your life together, you did him a great honor with those words, and you gave many of us, who could not keep close contact with either of you through life, a wonderful gift to keep for ourselves the story of a good man and a life well lived. Thanks Pam and my deepest condolences

Michael Gessert

April 28, 2021

To Glenn:
...And someday in the midst of time when they asked me if I knew you, I'd say you were a friend of mine and the sadness would be lifted from my eyes. Oh, when I'm old and wise.
From Mike (with thanks to Alan Parsons)

To Pam:
We have wonderful memories with the two of you filled with happiness and laughter. Our love and prayers.
Mike and Debbie Gessert Ocean Shores, WA

Greg Frankowiak

April 28, 2021

Pam;

Extremely sorry to hear about Glenn. Steve G. kept us informed about Glenn. Great memories from high school with the gang. We hope you find comfort in the future although we know it will be hard.

Greg and Jan Frankowiak

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Biography

Glenn Robert Davis, age 71, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2021 in Clinton Township, Michigan. Glenn was the beloved husband of Pamela for almost 50 years. He was much loved by his sister-in-laws, Debra Hampson and Laura Evett, as well as two nephews, Ryan and Sean Hampson. Glenn was also honorary Uncle Glenn to his best friend’s, Gary Terenzi, children and grandchildren.

Glenn was born on June 26, 1949, the hottest day of the year, to his parents, Robert and Dorothy Davis (nee: Romatz). He was an only child and for ten years they were a very happy threesome, traveling to upper Michigan annually as well as taking trips to New York, Williamsburg, Florida and many other destinations. Glenn’s dad passed away when Glenn was 10 yrs. old and his mom continued to raise him to become a wonderful, witty, handsome and loving man. She was a remarkable woman and Glenn was a remarkable man.

Glenn met Gary when they were seven years old. They became childhood best friends and over the years thought of each other more as brothers. They played on the same baseball team as children and adults and their close friendship has lasted 65 years. Gary’s family has been a huge part of Glenn’s and Pam’s life. He is honorary Uncle Glenn to Gary’s children, Jef, Tim and Anthony and their wonderful families. They are also Jef’s godparents.

Glenn and Pam met at Lakeshore High School in 11th grade. She had just moved to the new school and they became friends shortly thereafter. Although they never dated in high school, they did double-date to the senior prom, each with another partner. They graduated in 1967 and exchanged letters while attending college. Glenn’s time at MSU held some of his best memories. While writing they soon realized the friendship had grown into something more. Their first date was at Luigi’s Restaurant. The rest is history.

Glenn began working at Fruehauf Trailers in 1969. Over the years he rose within the company and became a Regional Manager, traveling to Fruehauf locations all over the Midwest. He left Fruehauf just shy of 30 years to become Vice President of Construction for a subsidiary of Chateau Communities, NCD. He felt his years at Chateau were some of his best years.

Pam’s family embraced Glenn wholeheartedly. Her parents loved him dearly and her sisters, Debra Hampson and Laura Evett think of him as their brother. Debra’s sons, Ryan and Sean Hampson, were especially close to their godfather and uncle. Everyone has many, many fun memories. Laughter has always been a part of Glenn’s life and he just made every family get-together fun. Laughing until your stomach hurt was not unheard of when Glenn was around.

Glenn and Pam were married on May 15th, 1971. They were each other’s best friend and Pam has always referred to Glenn as the “Love of her Life”. They were never blessed with children but the many wonderful memories they shared as man and wife, for just shy of 50 yrs., are a comfort to her. They were devoted to each other and as Pam’s dear friend, Gina Lombardo, said, “He is your Happy Place”. She was right. All Pam needed was to be with Glenn and she was happy.

In the 80s they owned a cottage on MacDonald Island, located on the middle channel. They spent many months as weekend warriors, only closing up when the cold weather started to limit their activities. They’d leave work on Friday for a ferry ride to Harsen’s Island, followed by their boat (splash dance) ride to their place and then return home on Sunday night. The weekends were amazing and fun-filled with water skiing, playing cards, bonfires, horseshoes, ping pong, floating down the river on inner tubes, fishing, leisurely boat rides and more. They thoroughly enjoyed having family & friends visit, especially the Terenzi boys and Ryan and Sean.

They sold their cottage in the early 90s and bought a 34 ft. SeaRay considering t their floating cottage. Glenn named the boat “No Mow” because he was so grateful to no longer have to cut their large piece of property every Friday. In fact, the name won a SeaRay award.

They became members of BBYC and soon became part of the “Rat Pack”. The memories of those years of boating were some of their fondest. Taking their nephews to Cedar Point for a few days by boat along with trips to Mackinaw and Bayfield, Ontario which were two of their favorite harbors. Trips with the Rat Pack were always lively and filled with laughter and the Hutto Hummer was always a welcome treat. Although none of the Rat Pack are boaters now, they remain very close. Glenn’s witty comments at the get-togethers will be missed.

Glenn enjoyed bowling most of his life, many years on a team with Gary and godson, Jef. He also played softball for many years, only quitting when his hip slowed him down. In the early years of their marriage they traveled to Florida and Maine and they loved Mount Rushmore. Long bike rides were enjoyed. After retiring they began taking annual trips out west, primarily Scottsdale, AZ or Rancho Mirage, CA and Cancun. They also enjoyed the history and sights at Williamsburg, vacationing there every few years. They had honeymooned in Mackinac and took annual trips up north. They enjoyed the annual Mackinaw Bridge walk for close to 25 yrs. In fifty years they only missed one year of visiting the area.

Glenn will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was one of a kind. His smile was contagious and his epic wit was mind boggling. He was so quick to come up with something funny it was amazing. He was a kind, generous and loving man.

As a result of covid restrictions currently in place a Celebration of Life and Love will be held for family and close friends only on Saturday, May 15th at Mirage Banquet Hall.

Donations may be made in Glenn's memory to the Salvation Army.