Robert Glendenning

Obituary of Robert S. Glendenning

EAST MEREDITH — Robert S. Glendenning passed away at his home in East Meredith on May 1, 2014. He was 61 years young, and went surrounded by his loved ones. Born March 19, 1953, in the Bronx, he moved with his family from Long Island in 1964 to Davenport. He attended Charlotte Valley Central School, graduating in 1971. After high school, Bob enlisted, and served for three years in the United States Navy. Upon his return from service, he worked at the family businesses, Davenport Central Service and The Timbers, until both were sold. The rest of his career years were spent working for the Town of Davenport as a mechanic and equipment operator. Born to build and tinker, Bob was a pioneer in the automotive reconstruction field. Long before four-wheel-drive station wagons became commonplace, he envisioned such a machine. Not to be held back by the times, Bob took a Jeep chassis and its mechanical capabilities and merged them with the body of the station wagon he'd always dreamed of driving. As he drove through the hills, his infectious laughter could be heard echoing behind him. A man of many interests, Bob loved traveling and was able to see many parts of the world while serving his country. He especially enjoyed his time in Denmark and Italy, and brought home fond memories of both places. But, there was no place like home for the traveling serviceman, so a leave from the military was a prime opportunity to head where he loved best. Bob hopped on his favorite Harley motorcycle and drove straight home— from the base in Virginia to upstate New York in a February snowstorm! Of course, this was just one of many adventures for the gentle man, and showed that no matter what, he did things his way and in his own time.