OBITUARY

Glenn Roy Eastman

August 3, 1958October 1, 2020

Glenn R. Eastman, 62, of Norwich and formerly of East Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday October 1, 2020 at his home. Glenn was born in Portland, Maine on August 3, 1958 and was the son of the late Royce and Elaine (Morgridge) Eastman. Glenn grew up and attended school in East Hartford, graduating from Penney High School. He had been employed by Mohegan Sun Casino for many years, enjoying the nightlife of being a card dealer. He will be remembered for being a longtime friend of Bill W and for tirelessly helping others. Glenn was an exceptional athlete, especially skilled baseball pitcher and accomplished softball player. He also enjoyed fishing, backpacking, and classic rock music. Glenn is survived by a daughter, Samantha Gammons, Salem, MA. He is also survived and will be missed by his brother, Boyd, and his wife Lisa of East Hartford, his special aunt Judy Morgridge of South Berwick, Maine, a nephew, niece, and many cousins. Funeral and burial services will be private and held at a later date. The D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel has care of arrangements. You are welcome to leave a message thru tributes.

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Michael Mazzarella

October 14, 2020

What can I say?

I first met Glenn at a separation of 46 feet (Farm League distance) while he towered on a moundless grass and I stood like a negligible stick figure at home plate. Three pitches, one out.

We did not play as teammates until Penney High but by then, The Beast's legend was in full swing.

Godspeed, you flame-throwing titan.

Michael Amanek

October 12, 2020

Boyd I am sorry to hear about your brothers passing. It seemed like it was yesterday he was tagging along with us our buddies went off on an adventure in German Park. Your family was great. They welcomed all of us with open arms and were supportive and cheered for all of us. I remember your Aunt Judy’s visits and how she put together a bike for my foster child neighbor. These are the building blocks of our life’s journey. Kindness. Glenn was blessed to have you as a brother and the parents and family that God blessed him with. Your in my prayers. Mike Amanek Queen Creek Arizona

Kathy Pontarelli (Jovino)

October 10, 2020

Our sincere condolences from the Jovino family. Many fond memories playing on Britt Road withe the neighborhood kids. Great times together those definitely were good times to grow up in

Bob Begley

October 10, 2020

R.I.P. Beast

Glenys Sayward

October 10, 2020

Boyd and Family, Thinking of you as you are saddened by the loss of your brother. Up here in Maine, I'm thinking of the connections we have, often without knowing it. Early days in East Hartford are shared memories - a great place to grow up for many of us. And now we enter the time when we move on to new unknown chapters. May Glenn rest in peace and turn your sorrow into the joy of his finding new ways to live on in the universe.

Dwight Slocum

October 10, 2020

I remember Glen having a bigger than life personality...good guy. He will be missed.

Katherine Guilmette

October 8, 2020

Boyd and Family—

I am SO very sorry for your loss! After having read Glenn’s Obituary, I am sorry I did not get to meet him, he sounded like a great guy, like so many we know. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Katie

Lori Sherwood

October 8, 2020

The Lacroix family (Lori, Bill and Ruth) would like to send our condolences to Boyd and Family. We have many fond memories growing up with you and Glenn. Wiffle Ball games in the back yard or just hanging out in the neighborhood. Our hearts are with you during this difficult time.

Dwight Craig

October 7, 2020

There wasn’t a time growing up in EH and playing Little League baseball you didn’t hear about Glenn Eastman The Beast We Won the 13 year old league Championship and I caught every game he threw He will not be forgotten RIP big guy

JUDY MORGRIDGE

October 6, 2020

Boyd & Lisa:
We have known this was coming, but regardless, it never ends easily. Am happy to believe he is at rest now on a far better plane. Will always remember his early days, he won our hearts over so easily, he had us fighting over his attention. I can remember being at the pharmacy as I was holding him in my arms, the pharmacist passed by and commented, "what are you feeding him, water and air?" We loved him so much, it was hard to leave him, just to go to work. Ree and I had a great deal to do with his care after we arrived on Britt Road. Your mom really needed a hand or four, at this point in time. At last help had surfaced. Needless to say we all had a happy, memorable time from here on. These are memories we will never forget. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. Aunt Jude

FROM THE FAMILY

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