Thomas Lloyd Glancey:
Thomas Lloyd Glancey, died on September 3, 2023, at his home in Imperial Beach, CA. He was 67 years old. Born on November 3, 1955, in St Paul, Minnesota, to June Rose Glancey and Lloyd Tracy Glancey.
Tom grew up in St Paul, Minnesota, attending elementary school and Harding high school. He played in the 1972/1973 Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament and was victorious! While he was an all-around athlete, Hockey was his one true game of choice, playing until he was 60 years old. The referee in a game sent him to the "penalty box" for "child abuse" on another much younger player. He also played in a baseball league in San Diego and golfed in San Diego, at St Andrews, Scotland and all over Europe and the United Kingdom on our travels. He received so many trophies and medals for Hockey and Golf, and his memorabilia filled several binders and shelves.
Tom’s hockey skills got him into St Mary’s College in Winona, Minnesota, where he was the captain of his hockey team in addition to earning a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1977. He was honorably discharged from the Air National Guard, Reserve of the United States Air Force in 1982. He then attended training for Nuclear Medicine Technology in 1983 and started working at a variety of hospitals (Minn General), clinics (Mayo) and research facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Texas and finally in San Diego.
Although, he also held a variety of other jobs that he loved dearly, Carbone’s Pizza (still hated mushrooms on his pizza), Shasta Beverage (where he got addicted to soda), Schmitt Brewery (where he loved the benefits there), Pool installers (several wild stories here) and Energy Saving Devices in St Paul. He got to San Diego when his father, brother and he started NorthStar Electric/Solar Options, Inc. After that, he started working at Grossmont/Sharp Hospital back in Nuclear Medicine, where he was still working after 38 years. His long tenure provided him with many friends and co-workers to mentor and support.
Tom’s wit was one of a kind, “broke the mold” comes up a lot referring to him. He was smart and funny and saw the world differently, and that produced endless hours of laughter and head scratching at the same time. He was extremely protective and caring for his family and friends. He still maintained contact and visited with his many friends here in San Diego and St Paul and was looking forward to attending his 50th High School reunion in October. Once you met him, you'd never forget him, a friend said.
Tom was preceded in death of his parents and a sister Julie Ann Kuhl. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Carolyn (Candy) Glancey, his three brothers, Steve (Diane), Matt and Chris Glancey, his sister Meghan Cummings (Chad) and countless nieces and nephews, who will all miss him very much.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Wounded Warriors or your favorite charity in his name would be appreciated. Two Celebrations of Life will be held. One in San Diego and one in St Paul at a later date.