OBITUARY

Glenn SKLARIN

January 30, 1947January 3, 2021

Glenn SKLARIN was born on January 30, 1947 and passed away on January 3, 2021 and is under the care of Chas. Peter Nagel Funeral Directors.

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Glenn SKLARIN

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Wayne James

January 23, 2021

I have lost a friend of 43 years, a mentor, and a brother. When I spoke last to him less than a week before his passing, he told me he was tired. I knew then I had to expect the inevitable.
Glenn was a philosopher, a teacher of many things that would surprise you, his sense of humor, his teases and wit were unmatched and he loved baseball. He was a very caring person, a trait he could often demonstrate in a " dry and comic" manner. We shared so many a laugh, we discussed life's challenges and he always had caring advice to offer. I will miss you my dear friend. Rest in Peace, your long fight is over.

Matthew Pucciarelli

January 11, 2021

Glenn was truly one of kind--always generous, often wry, and smart about more things than a person has a right to be. When I was new to St. John's and just getting my bearings--not the easiest time in any new job--Glenn, unprompted, gave me sorely needed ideas and built up my confidence to help me succeed. And when I got to know him better over a few lunches, I was struck by his mind--the range of both his curiosity and his knowledge (he carried us along from the finer points of writing to Epictetus to careers and to life in general). He was remarkable. I will always be grateful to him, and I join so many colleagues in missing him.

Kevin Kennedy

January 7, 2021

As Chair of the Philosophy Department of St. John's University, I would like to express our sadness at the passing of Glenn Sklarin. He was a highly valued instructor and colleague. He demonstrated great courage as he dealt with his illness and was always a gentleman. He will be missed.

Barry Moskowitz

January 6, 2021

The news of Glenn's passing felt like a punch in the gut, the kind that takes all the air out of you and leaves you bent in half. It has been my privilege to have known and worked with Glenn for the past 35 years, and he has been, without question, the most inspiring mentor I have ever known. With an unparalleled sense of humor and a remarkable ability to motivate others, Glenn made me--and I believe everyone he worked with--feel valued. In the most arduous circumstances, under the tightest deadlines, he made work a joyful experience. But even more--he created a sense of community wherever he was. His integrity, his intelligence, and his genuine concern for others always were evident. There is no one I know who is not a better person for having worked with Glenn. On a more personal level, he was my friend, more like an older brother than a "boss." Glenn, I'm so sorry that this happened. I wish hope and strength for Diane, who was, and always will be, the love of your life. Thank you, Glenn Sklarin, for everything you've done for so many. Like them, I love you.

SUNITA MAKHIJANI

January 6, 2021

I was fortunate to work with Glenn as a team member of Office of International Admission. Glenn was kind, compassionate human being. Every year I looked forward to receiving his humorous poems during Christmas which he compiled and shared with all his colleagues.
My heartfelt condolences are with his family. May he rest in peace.

Nancy Kaplan

January 5, 2021

Glenn was always a sweet and kind gentleman. He will be missed. I will always be grateful for his contributions to St. John's. He helped us to become who we are by providing wisdom and leadership. May he rest in peace and may his memory be for a blessing.

Gerard McEnerney

January 5, 2021

I was very sorry to hear of Glenn’s death. He was a valued colleague that could always be counted on to be part of the solution. My sincere condolences to his family.

Jackie Lochrie

January 5, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. He was always so kind to me. I will never forget his guidance in my early days on the enrollment management team. In the years that followed, Glenn always had a kind word and a smile as our paths crossed on campus. I am very heavy hearted. My prayers are with him and his loved ones.

James Hannan

January 5, 2021

May Glenn rest in Peace!
I will remember Glenn and the family in my prayers.
Sincerely,
James J Hannan, Theology,
St John's University, Queens, NY.

Dorothy Habben

January 4, 2021

Glenn was my friend and colleague at St. John's University for many years. He was always kind, thoughtful (as befits the philosopher he was), and willing to help. As head of admissions, he recruited the first class of resident students when the University opened its first residence halls in 1998. His successful efforts to expand the geographical diversity of the student body helped to transform the institution. Later, he used his considerable literary abilities and his leadership talents to enrich the marketing and communications department. St. John's is stronger and better because he was a part of it. Deepest condolences to his family. May you find comfort and peace in memories of his well-lived life.