GREENE - Shirley W. Glowacki, 90, of Greene, husband for 66 years of Agnes Harper Glowacki, died on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.
Born Aug. 7, 1923, in Greene, he was the last surviving child of the late John and Sophia Koziol Glowacki, who had immigrated from Lezany, Poland.
Shirley was raised in Greene and was a 1942 graduate of Greene High School.
After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in March 1943 and served on the USS Barry in the Atlantic Theatre, where he received a Unit Presidential Citation. He later joined the submarine service and served on the USS Hackleback for several tours in the Pacific Theater until his honorable discharge as a firefighter second class in 1946.
As part of the Greatest Generation after the end of World War II, he re-entered civilian life, working as a welder and machine assembler, retiring from Wean Industries in 1982. He and his wife, Agnes, were involved in dairy and grain farming in Greene for many years.
Shirley was a member of the former Greene Community Church and in recent years attended the Greene Church of the Nazarene. He was a 50-year member of Gustavus Masonic Lodge 442, F&AM in Kinsman, where he served as most worshipful master in 1968. He was also a 32nd degree Mason in the Scottish Rite Valley of Youngstown and was a member of the Al Koran Shrine Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. of Cleveland.
Shirley and Agnes were past patron and matron of the Order Eastern Star, Chapter 433 of Kinsman. Proud of his service during World War II, he was a member of the Submarine Veterans of World War II and traveled throughout the United States to submariner reunions with his wife, Agnes. He was also a member and past commander of Greene Center Post 3967, VFW in Greene.
Besides his wife, Shirley leaves his four children, Wanda Carmon of Windsor, Conneticut, Joyce Glowacki, Sheila Glowacki and Gary Glowacki, all of Greene; four grandchildren, Lisa (Bernard) Petkis, Frank W. (Taryn) Carmon IV, all of Windsor, Conn., Timothy H. (Kristin) Carmon of South Windsor, Conn., and Samuel Glowacki of Euclid. He also leaves four great-grandchildren, Kyle and Evan Petkis, and Drew and Emily Carmon of Connecticut.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Stanley Glowacki, Max "Metz" Glowe, Claude Glowe and William Glowacki; and five sisters, Anna Glowe, Laura Simpson, Helen Cadwallader, Blanche Johnson and Agnes Williams.
Calling hours will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 North Park Ave., Warren. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Burial with military honors will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Greene.
Memorial donations may be made to the Greene Church of the Nazarene, state Route 46 N.E., North Bloomfield, OH 44450; Greenlawn Cemetery Association, 2015 York St. N.E., North Bloomfield, OH 44450; or the American Legion Post 540, c/o Roger Gardner, 5789 Louise Ave. N.W., Warren, OH 44483.