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Glenn Irving Dembowski

By T.J. Woodward

On Tuesday, October 3, 2023, Glenn Irving Dembowski, beloved father, grandfather, neighbor, and friend, went home to be with the Lord at the age of 89, joining his loving wife, May "Toady" Dembowski, who passed away in July 2022.

Glenn was born July 22, 1934, and raised in Attica, NY, the youngest of 6 children.  He met May (Toady), his future wife, in the fourth grade at Alexander School. Graduating in 1952, they were married in 1958 and celebrated their 64th anniversary in March 2022. They enjoyed sitting on the porch together drinking their coffee and bird watching. 

Glenn received his Agricultural Engineering degree from Morrisville College where he played baseball. He served in the US Army overseas in Germany from 1955 to 1957. Working in and around the stone quarries for most of his career, he went to work for Genesee Explosives in Rochester, NY, blasting and  servicing explosives and ended up at the Dolomite Products quarries as their in-house blaster for many years, until retirement. 

A member of the Dale Baptist Church in Dale, NY, Glenn was hardworking, devoted, athletic, and sociable. His hobbies included gardening, cooking, canning a variety of foods, playing cards and working in the woods. He also enjoyed going out to breakfast and men’s Bible study.

Glenn will be remembered by his son Gregory (Laurie) Dembowski, daughter Aurora (Tim) Whiting; and his granddaughters: Allison (Kris) Hamann, Anna (Kevin) Lotz, and April Whiting (Jacob Patterson); also including Mary Ann (Ron) Saeva and Shirley (Mike) Wagner, who became part of the family early on. He is also survived by his sisters Irene Arrington and Jean Coomber, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and cousins. 

Calling hours will be Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from 11:00AM - 1:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home 329-333 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020. A 1:00PM Memorial Service will follow at the Funeral Home, followed by interment at the Dale Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dale Baptist Church or the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department. To leave a message of condolence visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home, 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

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