Glenn McCoy Obituary, Death- At the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania, Glenn C. McCoy, a devoted and beloved husband, father, grandpa, and great-grandfather, died away on April 14, 2023. Glenn R. and Helaine I. (Matott) McCoy’s son was born in Binghamton on March 12, 1938. Glenn was respected for his knowledge, intelligence, and unshakable commitment to his family and neighborhood.
Lea McCoy and Jonathan Bobik, Jami Williams and John Slezak, and Lea McCoy and Teri (Harvey) Hennip are his daughters. His grandchildren include Chadd Bailey (Felicia), Jeremy Williams, and Samantha Williams-Butts (David), as well as his great-grandchildren Braeden (Narayani), Peyton, Finleigh, Brantley, and Austin. His numerous nieces, nephews, and their families are also left behind, and they will always treasure his memory.
Glenn, a 1956 alumnus of Tioga Central High School, continued his service to his country by joining the National Guard. His lengthy and fruitful career as a Senior Systems Analyst at IBM, Loral, and Lockheed Martin was a testament to his passion and dedication to his profession. Glenn’s passion for music inspired him to join various community choirs, including as the Candor Community Chorus, Owego Community Chorus, and The Valley Chorus, where he actively participated. He sang in a number of cantatas, letting everyone who had the good fortune to hear him do so in the beauty of his voice. He also attended the Owego Nazarene Church and belonged to the Nichols United Methodist Church.
Glenn loved coffee and he loved music, and he loved the Nichols Liars Club and Kenny Cook and Jay Dutton and Terry Rogers. Over a steaming cup of coffee, they collaborated to find solutions to all of the world’s issues. C.S. Lewis, a well-known author, once quipped, “You can’t get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” With the help of some close friends and a hot cup of coffee, Glenn believed that no issue was too big or too small to be solved.
Glenn loved spending time with his family and enjoyed throwing picnics and clam bakes at the pond. He was passionate in teaching others about the history of his town. Glenn had a variety of interests and skills, including woodworking and private pilot certification. Glenn’s family, friends, and community benefited from his love, support, and knowledge even in his later years. He will always be cherished for being a devoted spouse, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather whose influence on people in his life will be felt for countless years to come.
On Friday, April 21st at 11 am at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, family and friends will assemble to share tales, laugh, and cry in remembrance of the extraordinary guy who left an unforgettable imprint on those he knew. You can leave memories and condolences in his guest book at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. If so, please think about making a memorial donation to your local American Heart Association or the Nichols Emergency Squad, PO Box 336, Nichols, NY 13812. Maya Angelou once remarked, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Let us keep that in mind as we honor Glenn and celebrate his life. All those who had the good fortune to meet and fall in love with Glenn will carry his memory with them forever.