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Mr. Glenn Conway Kirsch Obituary


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“Rose and Terri, Debra, & Stephen, Here it is months later and I still feel the pain and emptiness without Glenn as a friend. I can only imagine...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Ashley Labat - Metairie, LA

“Dear Debbie, Pete and Family, Bobby and I are truly sorry for your great loss. What a generous, loving and very sweet man. It was a pleasure to have...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Bobby and Sally Bourgeois - LA

“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Glenn. I wanted to let all of you know I was thinking of you. I have such fond memories of him from our...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Dana Desroche Van Herik - Acworth, GA

“I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Glenn’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow. Dionne ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Dionne Desroche Alario - Westwego, LA

“Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear the news of Mr. Glenn's passing. Just seeing his picture brought back many good memories I had growing up...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Lee Adams - Metairie, LA - Friend

“To Rose and family, We are saddened by the parting of your beloved husband and father. He was a wonderful friend, always so friendly. We know...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Luis E. Lugo - Metairie, LA

“My condolences to you and your family. May you find comfort and peace in this time of loss for my prayers are with you. Shawn DeGruy ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Shawn DeGruy - New Orleans, LA

“Uncle Glenn, as I have been reminiscing the past few days about the great times I have spent with you, something occured to me. You have always been...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Curtis Daniel Clements - Metairie, LA

“A gentle giant & a fine gentleman. Took it nicely & with a big laugh when I kidded him that Rose was a lot better tennis player than him. He never...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: joey deGracia - metairie, LA

“Rose, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at such a difficult time. I first meet Glenn when I worked in review staff. I recall the...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Deborah Quinlan - Covington, LA

“I will never forget how he used to greet me, i can still hear him say it, "Where ya't Case"..... It seems like just yesterday he was in the bleachers...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Casey Medric Clements - LA

“Rose, Terri, Debbie and Stephen We are so sorry for your loss. We were so sad today to see that Glenn had passed away. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Richard and Marvel Desroche - LA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Michael April Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Johnson ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Melanie April - Metairie, LA

“Rose and Family, There are no words to adequately express our sincere sympathy at your great loss. Jerry and I were shocked when Lee called to tell...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: JERRY AND DAWN ADAMS - MS

“Rose, although we did not know Glenn we heard a lot of nice things about him. If we can help you in any way, please let us know. Sally White and Bill...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: sally white & bill meriwether - LA

“To Rose and Children, Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Glenn was a very dear friend and will be missed greatly by all he knew. He is...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Al & P-Nut Faulstick - MS

“My condolences to Mrs. Rose, Steve and the Kirsch family. God Bless Glenn...Geaux Tigers! ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Mark Wright - Covington, LA


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Glenn Conway Kirsch passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at the age of 67. He was the son of the late Milton and Nellie Kirsch. Glenn is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart of more than 46 years, Rose Johnson Kirsch and three children Terri Kirsch Whitcomb and her husband Darren, Debra Kirsch Burkhalter and her husband Pete, and Stephen Conway Kirsch and his wife Lyn. He also has four grandchildren whom he adored and showered with love constantly, Olivia Whitcomb, Emily Burkhalter, Chloe Whitcomb and Peyton Burkhalter. Glenn has one surviving sister, Janell Kirsch Jones and was preceded in death by his brother Ted Kirsch and sister Sandra K Seiler.

Glenn’s social life was proudly devoted to his extended family of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, all to which he served indiscriminately as confidant, adviser and comrade. Glenn received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from LSUNO in 1964. He worked as an Internal Revenue Agent for 32 years and upon retiring started his own business, GAR Income Tax, which he named in tribute to his wonderful marriage (Glenn And Rose). Always enthusiastic to help others, Glenn donated his spare time to perform volunteer tax services for several local Senior Citizen centers. Glenn found particular joy and satisfaction from sports. He championed and presided over the New Orleans Commercial Tennis League in the early 1980’s and throughout most of the decade. He was also an avid LSU fan, supporting the booster club and spending hours online with other Tiger fans, often being referred to as “Tiger Glenn”. Glenn was truly and always a loving husband, devoted father, and a loyal and treasured friend to many. With his authentic, sincere kindness and wisdom, Glenn touched the lives of more people than he and his family even realized. By the example he left us and the outpouring of love and appreciation since his passing, we are assured Glenn Kirsch left the world a better place.

The Kirsch family would like to extend sincere thanks to Dr. A Oliver Sartor and his secretary Bev, for the tireless and devoted efforts to comfort Glenn and his family during his battle with prostate cancer.

In lieu of flowers Glenn requested donations be made to Dr. Sartor’s Cancer Research Foundation. Payments can be made payable to Tulane Cancer Center/Sartor Research: Departments of Medicine and Urology, Tulane Medical School, 1430 Tulane Ave., SL-78, NO, LA 70112. For more information please call 504-988-7869.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. (in Metairie Cemetery) on Monday, August 2, 2010 at 12:00 noon. Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. until service time. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery.

To sign and view the Family Guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com