Jonathan "Jon" Moore Glendye

May 14, 1969May 19, 2020
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Jonathan Moore Glendye, M. Ed., LMHC, slipped away from us suddenly, yet peacefully, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Born on May 14, 1969 in Brockton, Mass., Jon was the beloved son of Gail E. (Cheetham) Glendye and James M. Glendye, Sr., the devoted father of Dylan Thomas Conlon and Ian James Glendye, and loving husband of Leslie Grace Glendye. Jon will always be cherished for his seamless blend of compassion and comedy. As a life-long resident of Somerset, Jon applied his athletic talents and prowess to ice hockey, baseball, football, and golf. Gifted with an undeniable intellect that manifested well before his years as a “South School Cricket,” Jon graduated Somerset High School in 1987, then earned the degree of Bachelor of Arts - Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. As an active member of the Beta Sigma Chi Chapter of the Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International, Jon achieved the degree of Master of Education in Counseling from Bridgewater State College. Driven by his lifelong mission to serve and support those most in need, he reached the pinnacle of his formal education by completing a Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies at the Trauma Center at JRI, housed within the Harvard School of Medicine. This achievement stoked Jon’s innate ability to forge positive outcomes in the crucible of tragic loss. Beyond being a valued, long-term employee of the JRI - Swansea Wood School, Jon was at the helm of Spinnaker Counseling, providing trauma-informed counseling for individuals, couples, and families.

Jon’s selfless dedication to his clients and their families - as well as to his own family and friends - was enhanced by his legendary, self-deprecating sense of humor. In addition to his sheer delight in eliciting laughter (often in the most unlikely of situations), Jon savored sailing, golfing, playing guitar, cigars, and single-malt Scotch with friends and family. Jon will be sorely missed by the innumerable people who claim the privilege of knowing him, but especially by his wife Leslie, sons Dylan and Ian, his parents, his sisters Jennifer Glendye-Howard and Jill M. (Glendye) Quental, their respective husbands, C. David Howard and Nelson Quental, father-in-law Donald Conlon, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jon is survived by aunts Carol Cheetham and Eleanor Styles. Jon is predeceased by his beloved brother, James M. Glendye Jr., paternal grandparents Joseph V. & Edith (Mignanelli) Glendye, maternal grandparents Alyce (Gray) & Henry Cheetham Jr., and uncles Nathaniel, Donald, & Thomas Cheetham.

Jon’s myriad memberships include the USGA, the Catalina 22 National Sailing Association, the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the American Counseling Association. Jon’s most notable volunteering included guiding a sailing crew of adolescents with multiple challenges through the Special Olympics in Newport, and teaching sailing and fishing to Boy Scouts at Camp Cachalot on Cape Cod.


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Jonathan "Jon" Moore Glendye

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Niall O'Donnell

May 31, 2020

Jon and I worked together for over 26 years.
Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.
And all the good times that we've had
Much more good than bad
What more can I say?
Now I'll be on my way

Allyson Pellegrino

May 30, 2020

I met Jon in July 2013 when I started working at SWS and his unique sense of humor, kindness, compassion, and intellect is unforgettable. We shared many students on our caseloads over the years. I was inspired by how much Jon truly cared and advocated for them.

When you spoke with Jon he always found a way to make a simple question become a long conversation that typically ended in laughter. I frequently learned something new from him during these incredible conversations and appreciated the advice he would share. I listened to years of golf, music, and gardening tangents from Jon during meetings. I learned that redirecting him only made it take longer to get back on topic. So I simply let Jon have a few moments of the spotlight to chat about his favorite hobbies and it would be entertaining for all of us.

We will be reminded of you when hearing a Led Zeppelin song, seeing a golf course, drinking a margarita, and tending to our gardens. Thank you for the abundance of fond memories you have given to your friends and family. You are missed and may you rest peacefully.

Amy Coole

May 27, 2020

Jon was in a trauma treatment training group with myself and many other JRI clinicians. I will cherish his curiosity and humor in my time learning with him, and I wish I could have spent more time around him and his incredible personality. Jon will be missed.

Penny Grant

May 25, 2020

When I heard that Jon had left this world my heart felt heavy and broken for all those who knew and loved him. Jon you were definitely one of a kind.
I remember when you first came to work at SWS and I thought "we need this guy here"! Little did I know how much he was needed and loved, not just for his strength but for his passion of others.
A great memory I have is when my family had a surprise 40th birthday party for me and the first person I noticed was big Jon standing there wearing a hawaiian shirt and his guitar in his hands. I'll keep many of the memories I have of Jon close to my heart, especially his laugh.
Leslie and family my thoughts are with you all. He undoubtedly was one of a kind. He will be deeply missed by many.

Andy Pond

May 24, 2020

I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear that Jon had passed away. It doesn't seem real to me. My thoughts are with his family and friends as they grieve.

He was an original, in so many ways. I remember when he first arrived at the Swansea Wood School, his off-beat quirky sense of humor struck a chord with me. He was never afraid to question a decision or offer his own suggestion, and of course Jon was usually right!

His love of music-listening and playing--was a huge part of his appeal as a human being. He was such a good guy: cynical but hopeful, self-deprecating, but proud of his work. And beyond the humor was a deep commitment to bettering the lives of others. He was a leader in social justice for victims of trauma.

It's a terrible loss to the world.

I think the last time I saw Jon in person was at at party to celebrate an amazing achievement--25 years at the Wood School. That wry grin you can see on his face is one of the things I will remember was like his default expression.

More than half of his too-short life was spent in the service of others. He should have had---and we deserved to have--many more years with all of us.

Deepest sympathies to his beloved wife Leslie, and to his boys Dylan and Ian, and the rest of his family. I can't fathom the loss for them. He is gone way too soon, but his legacy and impact on the lives of others will continue.

Joy Williamson

May 24, 2020

Words can not express the sadness lingering over me and over SWS since Jon's passing. I am still waiting for Jon to show up so I can yell at him and hug him all at the same time. Jon had a great way of making me crazy but also showing me so much love and care over the last 19 years. I remember quite different things then others have posted. I never went golfing or fishing with Jon. But I remember Jon allowing me to corn roll his hair and give him ponytails back when he had very long hair. I remember him always using fancy language which would make me laugh. I remember his kindness, understanding and wisdom when my Father passed away. I remember the notes written in his book I gave him for xmas "things I can not say to my co-workers" usually about me while I was messing with him during important meetings. I remember the "best of our worst ideas" which became a SWS staple on tough days. I will never forget the laughs, cries, and heart to hearts we shared. Jon never expected anything from anyone but he was always willing to give to others. He is to be admired for his genuine, forgiving, kind, accepting nature. One thing I hope I take from this despondent (that's for you Jon- I could have just said sad) situation is to be more like Jon and to not sweat the small stuff, to always stay true to myself and to bring "Joy" to others.
I am sending prayers to his wife, children, parents, siblings, family and friends. Jon was an amazing person and anyone lucky enough to have him in there lives and hearts is truly blessed. xo

Janet Mayer-Walker

May 24, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. Love, Janet and the family of the late Morris Walker.

Erin Mello

May 24, 2020

I can't believe you are gone. I just saw you a couple of months ago at the hair salon, both of us getting our hair cut. We had our usual banter, laughs, and catch up on life's daily events. I remember our Sunday morning chats in the kitchen of Swansea Woods as you would cook breakfast. You always had a story, joke, or wise words to share. I loved that our sense of humor matched so well. Our daily quips back and forth made my day. After I left SWS, I was lucky to be able to see you at many occasions. I am so luck to have known you and consider you a friend. Rest in peace, friend.

Antonio Quental

May 24, 2020

Our condolences to all of Jon's family and friends

Our hearts are saddened for the loss of Jon, he was everything you Could ask for, he was best of the best. Life will definitely be different for his family and anyone that was close to him. He will be in our hearts forever, RIP Jon 😇🙏🙏

Sadly missed
Tony and Maria Quental 💔💔😭

Joanie Smith

May 24, 2020

Words seem so very awkward and ridiculously inadequate. To know what is in my heart would be the easiest way to convey my thoughts and feelings. So many folks have been spot on about Jon. His true kindnesses, his compassion, his loyalty and dedication, his wit, his passion for cooking , his love of music and of the sea and of course that larger than life sense of humor; things so many of us will remember and treasure. SWS will never be the same, and I will never be the same. My love, prayers and condolences to Leslie, Dylan and Ian as well as the rest of the family he spoke so fondly of. Know that Jon was loved beyond words by so many people at work and will forever remain in our hearts.


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