Libbey High Class of 1957
Memories of Glenn Roach
Glenn Lloyd Roach (Captain) passed away peacefully on January 19, 2015. He was born May 6, 1938 in Ridgeville Corners, Ohio. He had the honor of serving in the US Army 83rd Infantry Division and 3rd Armored Division in Grafenwohr, Germany during the Cold War. He was affectionately called "Captain Glenn" because he held a US Coast Guard Captains license and ran a charter boat service in the Florida Keys for many years. His love of nautical and automotive study was a driving force during his time at Libbey High School and at Anthony Wayne High School where he graduated in 1957, and his later life and professions.
In California, he created 25 electric motor vehicles, most of which were gas to electric conversions. In 1995, he built several Geo Metro battery test vehicles for GMs Delco Remy Division. Over the years Glenn built hybrid-electric vehicles, go karts, pickup trucks, and even a 1956 Mercedes 300SL Gull Wing Coupe (nonelectric) when he was between Electric Vehicle projects.
At Anthony Wayne class reunions, Glenn was interested in what everyone was doing, and fondly greeted everyone in class. A natural sketch artist, his ability to add clarity to his vision was a Godsend in his communication with others. He was a asset to all of us who studied and learned with him!
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