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Col. Glenn W. Pohly, USA (Ret.)

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Col. Glenn W. Pohly, USA (Ret.)

Posted: 6 Jul 2008 1:25AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Pohly, Olive
Col. Glenn W. Pohly, USA (Ret.)
Born in Chicago, IL on Dec. 28, 1933
Died Jun. 17, 2008 and resided in San Antonio, TX.
Graveside Service: Monday, Jun. 23, 2008
Memorial Service: Monday, Jun. 23, 2008
Funeral Home: Porter Loring Mortuary North


Col. Glenn W. Pohly, USA (Ret.), age 74, passed away on June 17, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas.

Colonel Pohly was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 28, 1933. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico, in May 1955. He was designated a Distinguished Military Graduate and commissioned Second Lieutenant, Armor. Colonel Pohly entered active duty, Regular Army, in July 1955.

During his 30 year career, his decorations and awards included the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster.

After his military career, among other areas of expertise, he taught Occupational Therapy at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He was a Bexar County Master Gardener, an avid dancer with the Lamplighters, Revelers, Los Alegradores and the K Club. He was a lover of music being a member of the Opera Guild.

A gifted artist in many mediums, he received awards for his stained glass and marquetry. Glenn was an extraordinary "out of the box" thinker and creator and lived life to its very fullest. All his life he was a superb athlete and runner, serving as a Scouting Leader for over 17 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

During his life, Glenn constantly stressed that it was his parents who taught him integrity, and a love of education and family.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; sons, Glenn W. Pohly, Jr. and wife Kristin, Gregg Millard Pohly and wife Lori, Daniel Dean Pohly and wife Terry; daughters, Diana Rhea Pohly and husband Joseph Carty, and Debra Leigh Pohly; sister, Yvonne Chelew; 19 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and 2 step children, Michael Romine Olive and wife Jennie, and Phillip Adair Olive and wife Nina.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Military Institute Alumni Association, 101 West College Blvd., Roswell, NM 88201or First Presbyterian Church, 404 North Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205.

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