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Alexander Joseph Paul Glinski
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home
Alexander Joseph Paul Glinski passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Services will be held Monday, June 4, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., Galveston, TX. Visitation will be Sunday, June 3, 2007 from 5-8 p.m. at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston. The family will receive friends in the Welcoming Center of the church, immediately following services.
Alex was born November 23, 1944 in Norwich, Connecticut to Alexander and Veronica Glinski. He was a man of great faith and always had a joke for everyone and for every occasion. He would keep telling jokes to anyone he met until they were no longer a stranger; it was his goal to make people smile.
Al was very active in his church and a faithful member of United Methodist Men. He organized the city-wide Lenten breakfasts for the UMM, participated each year in the local mission outreach and went on several international mission trips. He also was a certified lay preacher for Crockett Place UMC.
Alexander served in the United States Coast Guard for four years. He spent one year on Baffin Island above the Arctic Circle serving on a USCG Loran Station. He then was transferred to Galveston where he met his “little Dutch treat” whom he married in 1970. He retired after 28 years as a Switching Tech for GTE in Santa Fe.
Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Alvera Gauvin, he is survived by his loving wife of 37 years Corrie Glinski, daughter Louisa Renfrew-Hill and husband Justin; sons Wayne and wife Paula, John and wife Carol and grandchildren Aria and Gabriella Glinski. Survivors also include nieces Teresa Lavoie, Linda Kincade and nephew Michael Gauvin. He also leaves behind numerous beloved extended family-in-law and friends.
Memorials may be sent to Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, attention Mission Week.
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