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Obituary: Glen Thomas Overton, 46, of Oxford

Mr. Overton was proud to have served his country in Desert Storm and Desert Shield while in the U.S. Navy stationed in Norfolk, VA in the early 1990s.

 

Glen Thomas Overton, 46, of Oxford, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 19, at Yale New Haven hospital surrounded by his family and close friends.

Glen was born May 17, 1966, in Milford, CT and son of the late Crawford & Elizabeth Overton of Milford. A devoted father, husband and friend, he is survived by his wife, Lisa, of Oxford, two children Tyler and Alyssa, niece Trish Kallmann of Milford, in-laws Robert & Mabel Kezelevich of Seymour, brother Crawford of Dandridge,TN sister Charlotte of Sarasota, FL and several aunts/uncles, nieces/nephews and cousins.  Glen was proud to have served his country in Desert Storm and Desert Shield while in the U.S. Navy stationed in Norfolk, VA in the early 1990s.

Glen was employed at Faxon Engineering in Milford, as a warehouse supervisor and was an active member in his community.  He enjoyed attending his children's soccer games and swimming events as well as relaxing in front of the fireplace watching a good Cowboys football game. He will be remembered for the jokester he was, his great sense of humor and unique laugh, the voice you could hear a mile away, and the 10+ years he dedicated to the Oxford community with Oxford youth soccer.  He is very proud of his children and all the Oxford soccer players that he coached over the years and their accomplishments.  Glen's legacy will continue as he gave the gift of life as an organ donor.

Calling hours will be held at Anthony Chepulis Funeral Home, 47 Washington Avenue, Seymour, CT on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 4PM to 8PM.  A short memorial service will take place at 8PM.  A private military burial will be held on Saturday, November 10th.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Stroke Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241 or online donations can be made at www.heart.org

Heidi October 22, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Our deepest sympathies to Glen's family. He was my sons first soccer coach and he was so positive and energetic. He will be remembered fondly. Kolvig family
JoAnne Root-Ushchak October 22, 2012 at 01:40 AM
My deepest sympathy to you Trisha and and Glen's Family..prayers to all of you The Ushchak Family
MOM October 22, 2012 at 02:03 AM
Now that I see his picture, I totally remember him! Though I did not personally know him, my condolences to his family and his soccer family.
David Yish October 22, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Glen had one of the best lines I heard from a youth coach to parents… “Guys, these are young kids so if the other team scores we (parents) will cheer, if our kids score, we will just cheer a little louder” Our sincere sympathies...
cynthia howarth October 22, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Glen, you are going to miss, my deepest sympathy to your wife and children, rip buddy, I'm so glad I got to see you a few weeks ago..
Marie Kashuba October 22, 2012 at 04:31 PM
My deepest sympathy to Lisa & his two beautiful children! Heaven, as I imagine it, just become a little bit nicer with his kind soul! RIP Glen! The Kashuba's
Paul Singley October 22, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Dave, that's a great line. I'm gonna use that one. Seems like Glen was a great guy taken way too soon. Deepest condolences to friends and family from ours.
Kim October 22, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Glen had such a huge impact on the kids that he coached. I know our son felt Glen taught him everything he knows. As his daughter said...rest in paradise.....
Lori J. October 22, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Our deepest condolences to the Overton Family. We too remember Glen as an amazing coach and will never forget his encouraging words to our daughters. He was one of a kind.
Trish Kallmann October 22, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Thank you JoAnne. <3
Kimberly(Conklin) Satmary December 11, 2012 at 10:20 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with Glen's family. Glen was an amazing person & affected everyone he met! I will miss my old friend.I am a better person just knowing him and will always remember the fun times we had... R.I.P my friend!

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