Friday, 01 June 2012 00:00
James D. Glennon of Port Orange, Florida, formerly of Port Washington, Long Island and California passed away on April 25, 2012. Mr. Glennon was a graduate of Chaminade High School and Long Island University. He later received his M.A. in public administration. Jim began a 35-year career in law enforcement as a police officer in Berkeley, California and subsequently joined the Walnut Creek, California Police Department. He later became deputy director of the Police Academy at the Contra Costa Criminal Justice Center in Pittsburg, California. Simultaneously he served as an instructor in criminal justice at the College at Contra Costa. Mr. Glennon was considered an expert on issues of police stress and testified as an expert witness in numerous civil and criminal trials. He became Police Chief of the city of Seaside, California.
Prior to retiring and relocating to Florida, he became a licensed private investigator. He is survived by his brother John E. Glennon, sister, Loretto Glennon Orsi and husband Ron, sister, Gloria Glennon Grafer and husband Dick and Monsignor Donald Beckmann. Jim loved and was adored by all his nieces and nephews: Ron Orsi Jr., Pamela Orsi (deceased), John Grafer, Paul Grafer, Lauren Grafer, John J. Glennon and his wife Cheri, Allison Glennon Benedetti and husband Mike, Brian Glennon and three grandnephews: Brendan Glennon, Ryan Glennon and John T. Glennon. He was affectionately called “UNC” A man of quick humor, kindness and a lover of family and friends. An 11:00 AM memorial Mass will be celebrated on June 1, 2012 at St. Peter’s of Alcantara Church Port Washington, N.Y. Remembrance donations may be made to Cornell University/Pam Orsi Fund, 304 Helen Newman Hall, Ithaca, N.Y. 14853 Att: Andrea Dutcher or www. Heartsforhaitifoundation.com.