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Hoy Funeral Home

3855 Seneca Street, West Seneca, NY

OBITUARY

Glenn Allen Gibson

June 20, 1937January 29, 2020

GIBSON - Glenn A. Of West Seneca, NY, January 29, 2020; beloved husband of Sandra M. (nee Lyszewski); dearest father of Pamela (Kurt) Schmidt, Kevin Gibson, Jennifer (Brian) Hasse and Daniel (Margaret ) Gibson; also survived by nine grandchildren, brother of Judy (Richard) Kozlowski, Diann Gibson and the late Raymond, William and Edwin Gibson and Lois Adams; also survived by nieces and nephews, Family will be present Friday, 4 - 8 PM at the Hoy Funeral Home, 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca, NY, where Funeral Services will be held Saturday Morning at 11AM. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital. Mr. Gibson was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local #71, Administrator of Training and Education for The Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Western Star Masonic Lodge #1185, Ismailia Shrine and a life member of Vigilant Fire Company. Online condolences may be shared at www.hoyfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 8, 2020

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Dick & Judy Cramer

February 8, 2020

As management co-chair of the Sheet Metal National Training (NTF), now known as the International Training Institute (ITI), I had to opportunity to serve and work with Glenn. He was well respected and a valuable contributor. My wife Judy and I enjoyed the time we spent with Glenn and Sandy. Our deepest sympathy to Sandy and the family.
Dick & Judy Cramer

Pamela Schmidt

February 6, 2020

Dear Dad
Honestly I don’t know where to begin; I am so grateful for the amazing life we all have been given with you. The work ethic you have instilled in us. The countless vacations and trips we have been fortunate to take with you and mom.
From the family Christmas party’s on Sherwood to the kids helping the the “rocks” on Meadowdale.
I promise I will never “drive on the lawn again”
When I walk into your house I wait for you to come out of the den and say “Pam how long have you been here?”
Thank you for being my dad
Love Pam

Dan Gibson

February 6, 2020

Dear Dad,

This evening I arrived in Buffalo from California and you were not at home to greet me with a hug. After an hour or so I was still waiting for you to miraculously pop out of the den and make some sort of joke like you always would. As the hours pass, reality sets in that your life on earth has ended. Although I am sad, I take a lot of comfort in knowing that you have lived your life to its fullest. More importantly, you have given us an amazing family that will continue to love and support each other and always be there for Mom.

I am so grateful for all the times you and Mom would stay with us in California. Those visits brought us closer and gave Maggie, Sylvia, Emmett, and me so many memories that will last forever. You will always have a special place in our hearts.

As a child, my fondest memories of you are us working many hours together in the backyard. It wasn’t just because you paid me 10 cents for every rock! Remember that big rock in the creek I said you would never be able to move but you did?! As an adult, some of my best memories of you are us working together in my backyard. You spent hours filling buckets of gravel for me and you didn’t even charge me a nickel! As I worked on my backyard project this past Saturday, I began to get sad when I started to realize that you would not be able to see the final product. It was just then that a beautiful white egret circled above me. I hope you will visit me again soon. I love you, Dad.

Love,

Dan

Deborah Dourlain

February 5, 2020

Kevin & Jennifer,

I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. I can tell just by the way Kevin speaks about his Dad what a FANTASTIC person he was. Kevin, I can also see where you got your good looks from.

Being together with family will help you get through this difficult time. Keep all the memories that you have of your Dad close to your heart to keep you smiling inside, even on the toughest of days. Share his story so other people can know him also.

Thoughts and prayers to all of you!
Deb

Brian Hasse

February 5, 2020

Well, I was pretty new to the family when my girlfriend (jen) asked me to go Florida to visit her parents. I was terrified because I really wasn’t sure how they felt about me at this point. I remember the first day we had decided to go to the beach, one of my favorite things to do, lol. When Glenn asked if I would like to go shark toothing with him I was confused. Shark toothing I thought to myself, what did I just get myself into? Now, to me I’m thinking are we really going to swim with sharks because I’m not ok with that. When out of the garage he grabbed 2 wired baskets attached to wooden handles. Now I was really confused. We headed to the beach, set up a spot and Glenn headed toward the water asking me to go with him. He scooped up some sand and as it filtered through the wire mesh basket it revealed some sharks teeth! That was apparently all I needed to see, for the next 4-5 hours I couldn’t stop. I was now hooked on a new hobby I never knew existed. For the next several years we would continue to visit them. That was all I was interested in doing . Thanks dad, I will always think of you when I am shark toothing. I love you. Brian

jennifer hasse

February 5, 2020

Dad,

Thank you for giving me such a beautiful life. No one could have prepared me for you not to be here. You were a strong man full of faith and that is what is giving me the strength to move forward. The memory of you will be what gets me through the days that are harder than others. I know you would want me to live my life to the fullest and not dwell on your loss. I will certainly try my best dad. It has only been a week and I miss you so very much. I promise you that mom will be taken care of (Bruno too) and I will lead a life that you would be proud of. I know you are with Jesus and that gives me great comfort. I love you and will always carry you in my heart. Jennifer

Aletha Reil (Lyszewski)

February 2, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Mike and I wish we were able to support you in person this weekend but you are all in our prayers.

One of my favorite memories of Uncle Glenn is when Bethany, Grace and I went to Florida before Easter and stayed with Grandma and Grandpa and Aunt Sandy and Uncle Glenn for several days. We got to hear all of Uncle Glenn’s jokes and got to know him better during that stay. He was a sweet, funny and kind Uncle who will be missed.

Much Love,
Mike & Aletha Reil

Kevin Gibson

February 2, 2020

Dad,

You were my father and my brother. You meant so many things to me and I look forward to sharing those wonderful things about you this Friday and Saturday and forever after that.

For now, I want to thank you for being upright and always being that silent example of virtue. You built a beautiful cathedral and while you have laid down the working tools of this world - your labors will be a monument for years to come.

Mom is so strong, she was at your right side holding your hand and whispered I love you as you drew your last breath that early Wednesday morning. I was at your left side and kissed you goodbye and then we sat there with the curtain drawn and wept together- Mom was not alone.

Diann and Sheri drove down from Bradenton and were there when Pastor Sawyer gave a moving call to the Cross. Your children and grandchildren (while they are scattered) were able to say goodbye one by one via phone held to your good ear. What a blessing that we had time for good byes.

I’ve been touched by those who have come forward and poured out their hearts is support of Mom. You had a friend in most everyone you met and many of them are here now helping to sustain Mom during these days. At Capri Isles, friend after friend approached me as I walked Bruno. They all had touching personal anecdotes about you. Needless to say Glenn, in a baseball cap, walking Bruno and kindly talking to all who cared to will be missed. Shirley, Jan, Linda and Loretta have been there with Mom and will continue to be. I serviced the Cadillac at Sunset on Thursday and it’s brilliant - I washed her and she’s in the garage with a trickle charge.

I’m out of room here - but Mom and I are home now and so are you.

Thank you for loving Abby and knowing the beautiful love in my life. I have a full heart because you lived a purposeful life and had accomplished everything you’d come here to do - you’re in Heaven now with Jesus.

Much love Dad. I’ll see you Friday-Kev

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY