Glenn Wells Jacks

October 27, 1964 - July 26, 2023

Service: Friday, July 28, 2023, 11 am; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Township

Glenn Wells Jacks
Age 58, of Pine Twp., passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at his home. Born October 27, 1964, son of the late Albert and Karen Jacks. Beloved husband of Beth Jacks, whom he married on June 16, 1990; loving father of Alan, Lindsey, and Halle; brother of Craig (Betsy) and Dean (Laura) Jacks; uncle of Natalie, Kaylee, Evan, and Mitchell; sister-in-law of Martha (Charlie) Mitchell; cousin of Lee Kuker, Kristin Schrepferman, Halle Barger, JoAnn Schaub.
Glenn was a three-sport athlete at Clarion HS in Clarion, PA excelling in football, basketball and track. Glenn graduated from Washington and Jefferson college where he played football for 4 years, participated in the ROTC program, joined the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, and met the love of his life, his wife Beth (Elsbeth Davis). After college, Glenn served for six years as an officer in the US Army Transportation Corps. While serving at Fort Dix, New Jersey, Glenn received an MBA from Monmouth University. During that time, he and Beth were married in Bethany, WV. After his military service, Glenn was able to pursue his passion in automobiles. He worked the entirety of his career in the industry, most recently as a District Manager with Mitsubishi Motors. Glenn loved spending time with his family, especially his three children. He was an excellent chef and enjoyed grilling on his Big Green Egg. Glenn was never short on stories, where his vivid memories of the past served him well as he entertained his family and friends, often eliciting tears of laughter.
Remembrance service will be held at 11am on Friday, July 28 at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Township.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial donations to:
Glenn Jacks Memorial Fund

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  • Rich McCleary

    This was shocking news to me when I heard. Glenn was a wonderful friend of mine growing up in Clarion. I met him in kindergarten, we played sports together, and we were good friends through high school. Life took us our separate ways after HS and college, but I treasure how we reconnected at times in Clarion through the years. I will always remember Glenn for his outstanding moral character. We could always count on him to lead us in doing the right thing. We also had many, many good laughs through our youth. You will be missed, my friend. God bless you, Beth and kids, and may your family be reunited in heaven.

  • Donald Smith

    Glenn was a fantastic friend and great person. Growing up, we spent countless hours together hanging out and having great memories. His character was as good as it gets, and his positive personality was greatly appreciated. I am glad for the influence he had on me. Prayers to Beth and the entire family for your loss.

  • Casey Seevers

    So sorry for your loss Beth! My thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids.

  • Sheri Schell

    I’m so very sorry for your loss, Beth. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  • Theresa Miller-Ferri

    I am so sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing and this loss for you, Allen, Lindsey, and Halle. I know you have created many memories you will hold always in your heart. I will keep you all in my prayers.
    Theresa Miller-Ferri

  • Dianne (Vogt) Oesterling

    Thinking of you and your family, Beth. Lifting you up in our prayers.

  • James Lavely

    The great sadness of this news is comforted only by the flood of fond memories of growing up in Clarion with Glenn. He was so many things: kind, thoughtful, mature, determined, and he stayed true to these traits throughout his life. I cherish the memories and wish I had even one more chance to enjoy his good nature and to reminisce about sports, family, and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with Beth and the entire Jacks family for your loss.

  • Rose McNeilly

    I am so sorry to hear this Beth, you have my deepest condolences.

  • Kathy Rubel

    Sending hugs and prayers.

  • Larry & Julie Goldberg

    We are so terribly saddened by this news. Glenn was always so friendly, compassionate and easy going. I recall all of our conversations included laughter and just genuine friendship. He will be missed and remembered as “one of the good guys”. May his memory be for a blessing.

  • Bob McNorton and family

    My deepest condolences to your family on the loss of Glenn. I worked with him at the Butler Auto Auction and I enjoyed working with him, he did make us laugh and was an all around nice person. This is a great loss. Bob

  • James Lavely

    The sadness of this news is inconsolable but it brings back many memories of growing up with Glenn in Clarion. Glenn had many wonderful traits. he was kind, thoughtful, smart, and determined. It was clear at an early age that Glenn was a leader by example, much like his father Al. I cherish all the good times with Glenn playing ball, hiking the woods below Liberty Street, golfing at old Mayfield, studying for school or just finding ways to have fun while growing up. Our thoughts and prayers are with Beth, the Jacks family, and all who feel the sadness of his loss.

  • William M Whitney

    My deepest condolences on the passing of Glenn. He was a great co-worker. We bonded over our shared prior Military experience. I will miss him.

  • Kirk Lago

    My condolences to Beth and family. Glenn helped me adjust to college life when I arrived at W&J. I still remember him fondly though these many years later. Prayers for comfort for you now during this difficult time

  • Scott Austin

    Prayers to the family. Many super memories of Glenn not only in athletics but just talking to him. Just a super person.

  • Dave Stake

    My sincere condolences to Glenn’s family. He was a kind and sincere individual.

  • Michael Stragand

    So sorry for your loss

  • Rachel McEvoy

    Beth, to you and the kids, we are so very sad to hear about Glenn’s passing. We have such fond neighborhood memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Rachel, Jim and Jamie

  • Brooke (Lang) Racicot

    Beth, while I never met Glenn in person, I remember the smile you always had when you spoke of him. Sorry for your loss, sending you and your family prayers.

  • Jenna Stragand

    My thoughts are with your family. It was wonderful growing up on Pinkerton and he was a big part of that. Hugs to everyone ❤️

  • Margie Herald Forrest

    Beth, I am so sorry to hear about Glenn. I know it’s been years, but Glenn and I would curse Martin biking behind him in long hills with the Wheelman. Martin passed away this May. Nothing is easy. My prayers are with you and your family. Margie

  • Dave DeGregorio

    Sympathies to your entire family. Glenn was the first kid I met when moving to Clarion in 4th grade. Glenn was a good all around person. He really was. His moral compass was solid. RIP buddy

  • Dave Eury

    So Sorry for you and your Families 🙏
    Spoke to him and Glenn at Coaches Memorial Golf outing and had an great conversation. He will be missed!
    God Bless, Deepest Sympathy ❤️‍🩹

  • Kristi Wolbert

    My deepest sympathy to the Jacks families. My fondest memories of Glenn was hanging out on bikes on Campbell Ave. I would always speak to him on Saturdays at the farmers market when he was in Clarion for a weekend. Super nice guy! 💐 🌹

  • Sue Hornicek Schwab

    Elsbeth and family,
    Please accept my condolences. Glenn’s legacy will continue for sure. May your many incredible memories fill you…
    Love, Sue

  • Tony Lapinto

    I am so sorry to hear this unbelievably sad news about Glenn. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Kelle Beatty

    Haven’t seen you in forever Beth. But I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

  • Nancy Sandercox

    Hugs and prayers to all of you. We always
    hope for more time. RIP, Glenn.

    Remembering your beautiful Bethany wedding.

  • Carla Ragley Smith

    Sympathies to the entire family! My most recent fond memory was talking to Glenn at the American Legion during ALF he always had a great smile and a good story of our high days.

  • Eric S Vanek

    My condolences for your loss.

  • Jim Breth

    I recall Glenn being a great ball player and role model for us young 7th graders playing jr high football. Also, him and other player would talk to us in the hall way like big brother in Clarion Football Bobcat Family. God Bless to the family. Jimmy Breth

  • Carol Dishart

    Dear Beth and family. I am devastated to hear this news about Glenn! The Dishart family is keeping you close in prayer in the days and weeks to come. 🙏🏼💔

  • Tom Tansey

    I will always remember Glenn as a quiet but tenacious competitor and teammate. I remember many times lifting weights at the Jacks’ garage and then running routes in preparation for the upcoming season. Glenn was always kind to others and certainly a team leader.
    I remember Glenn’s big interception in the Little 12 Championship and the big passes he completed in the 2nd half to lead us to the victory.
    I remember hitting Glenn with a pitch in Senior League. He responded by hitting a HR off me his next time up.
    RIP Glenn

  • Tammy wensel

    Beth, Eric and I are sending many prayers to you and your family. My mom will miss him dearly. ❤️


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