Richard Walter Glunz (Rich)
July 23, 1930 – April 30, 2020
Richard Walter Glunz of Devon, Alberta passed away on Thursday April 30, 2020 at the University of Alberta Hospital in his 90th year. Richard was born in Buffalo, New York, USA. He was a long term dedicated professional staff member of CBC for 31 years as a Television Technician in both Toronto and Edmonton. Richard is survived by his loving wife Maria Jesusa Glunz and his daughter Mary St. Agnes Glunz. He lived in Toronto for 22 years and was formerly married to Lorraine Stallknecht. They had a son Danny (predeceased) and moved to Thorsby, Alberta where they had their daughter Kimberly Johnson (Blair), who have two children – Richard’s grandson Logan and granddaughter Emily. They had a son John (Shelene), who have two children – Richard’s granddaughter Alysha and Grandson Brent.
Richard was predeceased by his father Howard Glunz and by his mother Genevieve Jauch. Richard leaves behind his extended family – brother Howard Glunz (Jane) in Toronto, and his sister Joan Martin (predeceased Jerry) and his nieces Dianne Ring (Dean) great nephew (Patrick), and Caroline Mulligan (Chris), Predeceased nephew Brad. He was predeceased by his sister Jean Pineau (Harry) but lovingly remembered by his nephews Mike Pineau (Bernice), great niece Stephanie, and great nephew Nathan all of Peterborough, Ontario; nephew John Pineau (Elizabeth) of Mattawa Ontario, and great-nieces Miriam, Sarah (great great nephew Ian) and Jill, and predeceased by great nephew Mike; his niece Suzanne Holden (Steve McConkey), great nephews Derek and Brett and great niece Nicole, and his nephew Dr. Dave Pineau (Dr.Annette Brouwer) of Edmonton and great niece Hailey and great nephews Mark and Ben.
Many people touched Richard’s life including his four personal caregivers (Peter, Kathleen, Lana and Genevieve), two personal nurses (Rose and Dea), and the Nursing home nurses: Fiona, Carla, Haydee, Bailey,Tracy, Lisa, Kelly, Ardis and social workers Nicole Darko and Minette Brese, the OT and PT and Dr.Donna Klay his Family Doctor.
Richard loved curling, hockey, football and watching his recorded movies, especially Romancing the Stone. Richard believed: Celebrate the good things in life, work hard, always do your best and make the world a little better than how you found it…
For those who wish to make a donation, please consider making a donation to the Leduc Food Bank in his name.
Published in the Edmonton Journal on May 4, 2020