Glenn Darrell Bergdorf, 69, of Vincent, passed away Nov. 30, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, after a short battle with cancer. God was good to Glenn. He never had any pain and passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and close friends.
Glenn was born at Shepherd Field, Wichita Falls, Texas, on Jan. 8, 1944, a son of the late Francis Alexander and Mildred Hanoch Bergdorf.
He attended Nathan Hale High School in Tulsa, Okla. After graduating in 1962, he attended Oklahoma State University where he joined Acacia Fraternity. He graduated with a business degree in production management.
After college, he joined the Air Force where he flew C-130 planes during the Vietnam War, receiving several air medal awards for distinguished flying missions. After the service, he took a position with Corning Glass at a plant in Muskogee, Okla.
He and his wife, Georgette, relocated with the Corning Plant to Parkersburg, in 1986, which later sold to Schott Scientific. He joined St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Little Hocking around 2003 and has been a faithful member. He retired from Schott Scientific and began letterboxing as a hobby.
He and Georgette loved to dance at the American Legion and VFW, as well as traveling to see family, surrounding states and taking cruises to the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Hawaii, and most recently to Alaska in 2012.
Glenn is survived by his wife of 30 years, Georgette Parker Bergdorf; a daughter, Tiffany Ann (Randy) Schau of Broken Arrow, Okla.; three grandchildren, Taylor Anthony Hendrickson, Sabryna Ann Schau and Ashton Ray, all of Broken Arrow; one sister, Cheryll Louise Dale of Tulsa, Okla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Paula Steele of Carrollon, Texas; niece, Brandi (Michael) Brynie; great-niece, Brooklyn Brynie; several cousins; and many, many friends that loved him.
A Memorial Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Little Hocking, with Father Robert Gallagher as celebrant and with military rites by American Legion Post 15.
Memorial contributions may be made in Glenn's memory to the charity of the donor's choice or St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 5080 School House Road, Little Hocking, OH 45742.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com