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William “Bill” Glenellen

September 9, 2022


YOUNGSTOWN - William M. "Bill" Glenellen, 71, died peacefully at home, September 9, 2022 surrounded by his family. 

Bill was born April 26, 1951, in Youngstown, the son of Earl William and Julie Anne (Downey) Glenellen. 

He was a 1969 graduate of Chaney High School and a veteran of the United States Army. 

Bill worked as the Superintendent of Traffic Engineering for the City of Youngstown for many years until retiring. He also owned and operated Inner Circle Pizza on the YSU Campuswhere he loved to argue politics, religion and sports with the patrons and employees. He never backed down from a good argument, and had a knack for explaining why you were wrong.

Bill was a jack of all trades and would try to fix just about anything himself. If he couldn’t fix it, it would stay broke! 

He was also an avid boxing fan and followed all Ohio sports teams. But his favorite teams to follow were the ones his sons played for, as his boys were his greatest pride. No matter how hard they tried to disappoint him.

Bill is survived by his wife, the former Kathy Kollar, whom he married Oct. 4, 1986; five sons, Billy (Greta) Glenellen of Struthers, Jeff (Jenna) Glenellen of Youngstown, Jimmy (Jenna) Glenellen of Austintown, Mikey Glenellen of Youngstown and AJ Glenellen of Youngstown; sister, Judy Gries of Boardman; brothers, Jimmie (Beverly) Glenellen of Boardman and Jack (Terri) Glenellen of Austintown; and five grandchildren, Katie, Julia, Gus, Michael and Troy. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Family and friends may call Friday, September 16, 2022, from 10 am to 12 pm at St. Christine Church. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12 pm at the church. 

Professional arrangements are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. 

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September 16, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Christine Church
3165 S. Schenley Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44511

Mass of Christian Burial
September 16, 2022

12:00 PM
St. Christine Church
3165 S. Schenley Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44511

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