Glen Allen Grubbs, a Seabrook Beach, NH resident and longtime Salem, NH resident passed away peacefully on December 2018, at 88 years of age.
Born in Apollo, PA, on May 22, 1930 to William Joseph (Cy) Grubbs and Iva Pearl (Baird) Grubbs, Glen was the sixth of seven children. His childhood was spent on a rural farm where he and his siblings attended a one room schoolhouse.
Shortly after graduating from Strong Vincent High School in Erie, PA, he and his brother, Bill, enlisted in the U. S. Navy where they served honorably for four years. Glen furthered his education by attending the business school of Northeastern University In Boston, MA. He loved sports, was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed attending professional golf tournaments with his sons. He was delighted by his 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was involved in many charitable organizations in the greater Lawrence area as President of the Lawrence Rotary in the 1960s and was heavily involved in the Merrimack Valley Boy Scouts Association, the Boys Club of Lawrence, and the United Way of Merrimack Valley. Glen was a retired businessman and executive most closely associated with Raytheon Company where he was employed for over 22 years. He worked for many years In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia launching the Raytheon Missile Program and was instrumental in building schools and Army bases. Later in the 1980s, while working for Whittaker Corporation in Saudi Arabia, he built and staffed hospitals in the Kingdom. He was a prominent business leader in the Middle East and had extensive business dealings including meetings with Kings and other world leaders. He was highly regarded in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a man of integrity and honesty and respected by princes and generals.
In addition to his parents, Glen was predeceased by his son, Robert; and two brothers, Dale and John William (Bill) and sisters Nora Fickle, Elva Treasure, Jane Connolly and Lois Horn. He is survived by his wife, Claire (Corriveau) Grubbs; sons, Glen, Jr. and wife, Debra, William and partner, Rick Bergstrom, Wynn and wife, Susan, and Todd and wife, Susan; daughters, Leni Squires, Lugene Pitman, Laurie Grubbs-Stone and fiancée, Dave Chapman, Lee Burke and fiancée, Roland Theberge.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street, Methuen, MA on Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 2 pm to 5 pm. Immediately following the visiting hours, the family invites friends and family to a memorial service and celebration of life including the sharing of memories, pictures, storytelling and dinner and drinks at 5:30 pm at Atkinson Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson, NH. The family will have a private burial.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Glen’s memory to the National Hemophilia Foundation www.hemophilia.org/donate.