Glauner at the age of 110
|Birth:||22 March 1910|
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, USA
|Death:||17 August 2020|
West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
|Age:||110 years, 148 days|
Clarence "Dutch" Glauner (22 March 1910 – 17 August 2020) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). He was the first ever male supercentenarian from Pennsylvania (citation needed).
Early Life and Family
Clarence Glauner was born in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, USA on 22 March 1910. He was the third of eight children born to George and Mary (née Cairns) Glauner. During the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, his father and several siblings were affected and bedridden. His father survived, but died four years later in 1922 at the age of 42. His mother died in 1980 just shy of her 100th birthday.
Glauner married Margaret "Peg" Armstrong on 26 April 1930. The couple had two children, Betty Louise Dunning (1930–2019) and LeRoy "Bud" Glauner (born c.1934). Margaret died in 2008 at the age of 100, after 78 years of marriage.
Careers and Later Life
In 1940, Glauner registered for the draft, but as a sheet metal worker, a reserved occupation, he was exempt from service during World War II. He also tried his hand at several other jobs, including dairy farming and metal roofing, before becoming a plumber’s apprentice. He eventually opened his own plumbing service, C.C. Glauner in 1945.
Glauner retired in 1980, but stayed active, maintaining the rental properties he bought and managed. At the time of his 110th birthday in March 2020, he had two grandchildren, one great-grandson, and one great-great-granddaughter.
Glauner died in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA on 17 August 2020 at the age of 110 years, 148 days.