Lt. Col. Charles "Jim" Mc Glaughlin, 91

August 25, 2010
  • Lt. Col. Charles "Jim" Mc Glaughlin, 91

NOV. 2, 1918-AUG. 22, 2010

Lt. Col. Charles "Jim" Mc Glaughlin, age 91, of Havre de Grace, Md., passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Brightview Assisted Living, Bel Air, Md.

He was born Nov. 2, 1918, in Highfield, Md., to the late Charles C. and Lutie I. (Kendall) Mc Glaughlin.

Jim served in the European and Asiatic Pacific Theaters during World War II under the 615th Ordnance Battalion, and with the 3165th Artillery and Fire Control Co. He served in the Maryland National Guard in 1936 as comptroller for the USP&FO, retiring in 1974.

He was a member of the 29th Division Association, VFW Post 6027, North East, Md., VFW Post 0135, Perryville, Md., Susquehanna Lodge No. 130 AF & AM and Susquehanna Chapter Retired Officers Association. He was also a life member of Havre de Grace Elks Lodge No. 1564 and the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, and was past commander of American Legion No. 239 in Cascade, Md.


He enjoyed traveling, playing cards, loved telling stories and loved to dance. But his greatest joy and passion was being with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Zentz) Mc Glaughlin; sister, Doris M. Trovinger; and son-in-law, James R. Harris.

Survived by his children, Cheryl M. Harris of Havre de Grace and Mark D. Mc Glaughlin and wife, Sue, of Sharpsburg, Md.; grandchildren, Scott Harris and wife, Joann, of Bel Air, Md., Stacey Reynolds and husband, Jim, of Havre de Grace, Heather Copenhaven and husband, Chris, of Boonsboro, Md., Chad Mc Glaughlin and wife, Julia, of Greencastle, Pa., and Michael Mc Glaughlin and wife, Meghan, of Abingdon, Md.; stepgrandchildren, Ralph and Brian Gossard of Sharpsburg, Md.; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Zellman Funeral Home, P.A., 123 S. Washington St., Havre de Grace, today from 10 a.m. to noon. Funeral services will follow at noon. Interment will be at Harford Memorial Gardens. Dr. Ray Roberson will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Scott Harris, Chad Mc Glaughlin, Michael Mc Glaughlin, Jim Reynolds and Chris Copenhaven.

Contributions can be made to Community Projects of Havre de Grace, c/o James R. Harris Stadium Project, P.O. Box 425, Havre de Grace, MD 21078; or to Amedisys Hospice Services, 8003 Corporate Drive, Suite G, Baltimore, MD 21236.

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