Edward McGlinn, a former resident of Leavenworth, died Oct. 22 at the age of 89 in Farmington, Michigan.
Edward McGlinn, a former resident of Leavenworth, died Oct. 22 at the age of 89 in Farmington, Michigan. Ed, the son of Louise (O’Leary) McGlinn and Edward McGlinn, was born and grew up in Leavenworth. An excellent athlete, he played football and basketball the only two sports at Immaculata high school , from which he graduated in 1946. At mid- year of his senior year he was accepted in Officers Training Corp, spending a year at U of South Dakota and then a year at Texas A & M. After commissioning he was soon discharged -World War II had ended. Ed enrolled at Kansas University where he studied Engineering Physics , graduated in 1950 and moved to Detroit ,Michigan where he worked at Bendix Research Laboratory as an engineer- scientist for 40 years. An example of his work at Bendix was research on wind energy for which he was a very early proponent.
Ed ,a talented artist, a beautiful writer and an avid fly fisherman , was the founder and editor (along with his wife Judy) of `River Watch’ an `Anglers of the Ausable’ magazine, under his editorship a literary magazine as much as a fishing magazine.
A classic big brother, after moving to Detroit he remained very close to his family often reaching back to his siblings and helping them in so many ways.
Loved by all who knew him, he is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years Judy (Grady), sons Edward (Victoria) and Patrick (Marna), grandson Liam, brothers William, Richard, Robert and sister Mary (Datwyler).
Cremation has taken place and a Memorial will be held at a later date.