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Glenn DeGryse, 98, of Haverhill, died Tuesday morning, August 8, 2017, at his residence.
He was born in Snyder, Colo., on December 3, 1918, son of the late Edmund and Bessie (Lyberger) DeGryse).
Educated in the Snyder school system, Mr. DeGryse graduated from Snyder High School, Class of 1936.
During World War II, he served in the United States Army and stormed the beach in Normandy and fought in the European theater. He attained the rank of PFC.
He moved to Bradford in 1962, and was employed as an analyst at the former Western Electric for over 32 years from where he retired in 1986.
Mr. DeGryse was a member of Sacred Hearts Parish, Bradford, the DAV, Beverly, and Telephone Pioneers of America.
He was the husband of the late Victoria (Terzian) DeGryse who died in 1991, and brother of the late Ruby Stumberg and Donna Burch, Ada Stanley, Bessie Christensen, Renalda Scott.
His survivors include his wife of 23 years, Dorothy (Scandura) DeGryse of Haverhill; a sister, Joanne Skaggs of Colorado; as well as several in-laws, nieces, and nephews in the Merrimack Valley area and Colorado.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his visitation on Tuesday, August 15, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 210 So. Main St., Bradford, followed by a Graveside Service in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill, at 2 p.m.
Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill and Bradford. Contributions in his memory may be made to the MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. To share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  August 13, 2017
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