James M. Glendye, 82, of Danville, died peacefully at his home on January 6, 2024, surrounded by his family, and following an extended illness.
Jim was an avid golfer, though by his own admission, not a very good one. He enjoyed the annual Rel Men PGA Wannabe Golf Tournament with many friends from across the country at various venues and helped to form the tournament and its playing format. They called him a “guru”.
His nickname was “The Sandman” on account of his time spent in the sand traps. He enjoyed writing, especially memoirs of combat veterans, and enjoyed painting and the arts in general. Live theater was a favorite of his and he was a real movie buff. Gardening and world-travel were favorite pastimes.
Educated in Lawrence, MA, he graduated from Lawrence High Class of 1959 and enjoyed working with the Lawrence High School Class of ‘59 reunion committees. He graduated from Wentworth Technical Institute in 1962 where he received Certification in Building Construction Technology and then enlisted in the Army. He served from 1962 until 1965, which included 14 months in Korea. He completed his tour of duty in Fort Campbell Kentucky. Upon discharge he attended the evening division of Northeastern University, under the G.I. Bill and obtained an Associates Degree in Sanitary Engineering, followed by a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology.
In 1967 he was hired by Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc. as a Construction Inspector. Over the next 45 years, he worked as Resident Engineer, Chief Resident Engineer and Construction Manager. He was overseer of many infrastructure projects and was very proud of his work.
Jim spent nine years with the American Youth Hockey Association in Somerset, MA, as a coach, Secretary and President. He was instrumental in the merger of several local hockey leagues which came to be called the Somerset-Watuppa-Swansea Chiefs.
A resident of Danville since 2005, he served for four and a half years as President of the Danville’s Iron Wheel Park Home Owners Assoc. He was a member of the American Legion Danville, NH Post 115. He was also an active Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 6617 in Plaistow, NH.
He is pre-deceased by his sons James M. Glendye, Jr. and Jonathan Moore Glendye. Jim is survived by his brother Robert of Tyngsboro, and his wife Janet; his former wife Gail (Cheetham) Glendye of Fall River, MA; his life companion Susan Dietrich Whipple of Danville, NH; his son Jonathan’s wife, Leslie of Somerset, MA; daughter Jennifer G. Glendye-Howard of Dighton, MA; daughter Jill and son-in-law Nelson Quental of Fall River, MA; his grandchildren Nathalie Glendye, Alicia, Jordyn, Jayson and Meghan Quental; Ian Glendye and Dylan Conlon; his extended family: Steve and Jen Whipple, grandchildren Geni (Ince) and Emerita Whipple; Bruce and Anne Whipple, grandchildren Justin Whipple and Alicia Marcellino; Vinnie Patel and grandchildren Matthew and Jonathan Patel. He is also survived by a niece Andrea Kasprzak, nephews Todd and Daryl Glendye and many cousins.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours to be held on Sunday, January 14, 2024, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow. His funeral will begin on Monday at 9 a.m. from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Church of Saint Luke the Evangelist Parish, Plaistow, NH, and followed by the rendering of Military Honors by the U.S. Army. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Jimmy Fund, the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity.