Glen M Graybill Sr., age 79 of Mesa, AZ. passed away peacefully Sunday night October 29th, 2023 with his daughter Payson and Granddaughter Haley by his side.
Born of parents Robert M. Graybill and Emma E. Graybill on September 4th 1944 in Chester, PA. He is proceeded in death by three brothers. Bobby Graybill, Larry C. Graybill, and stepbrother Roger Lee Walter. Glen is survived by son Glen M. Graybill Jr (Audrey), Mesa, AZ., son Wayne J. Graybill (Diane), Gilbert, AZ., daughter Crystal M. Harmon-Graybill (Robert), Ruther Glen, VA., son Collin St. Cyr Horseshoe Bend, ID., daughter Payson C. Graybill, Boise, ID., 9 grandkids Alexandra, Garrett, Austin, Ashlynn, Chase, Lane, Destiny, Haley and Alizabeth and 4 great grandkids.
Ten days after graduating from West Snider High School in 1962, while the Vietnam War was underway, Glen enlisted in the US Air Force. In September 1965, Glen was assigned and worked in conjunction with the First Air Cavalry Division (Army) as a Forward Air Controller, which meant he controlled the air strikes against the enemy from either ground level or by Piper Cub on the front line with limited to no protection. He also bravely volunteered as a Door Gunner on a Huey Helicopter. Both efforts resulted in military medals. Glen was awarded the Air Medal after completing 25 successful air combat missions, followed by The Army Commendation Medal two months after leaving the service. Upon exiting the military in June of 1966, Glen started attending West Chester State College.
January 1967, Glen married Irma Lou Craft. It was at that point in time, he decided to get back into electronics and began his career as a Computer Field Engineer. His career took him and his family to Chicago for four years, then a transfer in 1976 brought them to Arizona. In 1984, Glen and Irma divorced and he took on the responsibility of the children. In 1990, Glen married Margot St. Cyr and transferred from Arizona to Idaho. It was in the small town of Emmett ID., where he bought land and began building their home. Once completed, with her four children and his son Wayne, they moved in. Glen and Margot divorced in 2008. In 2020, when the house became too large for him alone, he moved back to Arizona.
Military Services will be held at:
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
23029 North Cave Creek Rd
Thursday, November 16, 2023
11:00 am Sharp. This is open to any who wish to attend. Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes early, services will start promptly at 11 am.
Celebration of Life to follow at:
1742 E. Isabella Ave.
1:00 pm – Open to any who wish to attend – Please wear your favorite Philadelphia Sports team gear