Glenn Eugene Hall

Dec. 31, 2014

Glenn Eugene Hall (BS Mech Egr '59) of Maumee, Ohio, died Dec. 29, 2014, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, surrounded by his family. He was 83.

He was born April 21, 1931, in Republic, Ohio, to Lester and Irene (Routzahn) Hall. After graduating as valedictorian from Scipio-Republic High School, he farmed until age 25, and, starting in 1954, served in the U.S. Army for two years.

After his military service, he attended Michigan State University and received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1959, a master's degree in agricultural engineering in 1960, and a PhD in agricultural engineering in 1967. He worked at Ohio Research and Development Center in Wooster from 1960-1968.

In 1968, Hall became an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, where he served for five years. He was knighted as a Knight of Saint Patrick at the college of engineering. He returned to northwest Ohio in 1974 and was employed for 27 years at The Andersons in Maumee, in the research and development department. He received seven patents during his career, involving his work with grain handling and products derived from grains.

After his retirement, Hall and his wife, Sylvia, enjoyed trips to Alaska, Hawaii, Central America and the Caribbean Islands. He was a member of the Tau Beta Pi, Phi Lambda Tau and Pi Tau Sigma engineering honor societies. He also was a member of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; sister, Velma (Dale) Stacy of Green Springs; adopted daughters, Christine and Melissa; three stepchildren; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

His brother, Carl, preceded him in death earlier this year.

Hall requested there be no public visitation and desired a private funeral.

The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD, 21741-5018, or the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio, 6629 W. Central Ave., Suite 1, Toledo, OH, 43617-1098.

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Arrangements were by Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee.