C. Glenn Schueler
February 16, 1922 - January 16, 2019

C. Glenn Schueler

C. Glenn Schueler
Feb 16, 1922 - Jan 16, 2019

C. Glenn Schueler
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On January 16 Glenn Schueler said to the hospice nurse attending him "How long is this dying supposed to take?" And then while Diane held his hand and told him it was OK to "go be with Mom now" he passed from earthly life.

To Glenn, the most important thing was always FAMILY, and his favorite identity was as the patriarch. He is survived by his son, Jeffrey Glenn Schueler and his wife Sharon of Irving, TX and his daughter, Diane L. Schueler of Penllyn, PA. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren Jennifer Lee Engelke and her husband Darryl of Bossier City, LA and Jeffrey Scott Schueler of Frisco, TX; and six great-grandchildren that were a constant source of pride: Jake, Brian, Beth, and Mark Engelke of Bossier City, LA and Brayden and Annecy Schueler of Frisco, TX.

Born in Bloomfield, NJ, in 1922, Glenn was the second son of the late George and Phebe (nee Heckel) Schueler. One of his most vivid childhood memories was during the Great Depression, hearing his mother say at dinner "Go easy on the butter, your father lost his job today."

Glenn graduated from Bloomfield High School in the bottom third of his class, something he did not share with his children. While in high school he had worked multiple odd jobs from which his mother gleaned a portion of his pay. Before he started college at Susquehanna, his mother showed him the bank book with those deposits and informed him his money was going to be the first to finance his education. Glenn's academic performance improved substantially.

Waiting on tables in the dining room at Susquehanna he met the love of his life, Helen Louise Hocker, daughter of a Lutheran clergyman. Their courtship began when he brought her extra cookies and spanned several years. His "romantic "proposal included informing Helen that they were losing $96 a month in Navy supplements by not being married. They were married in April of 1945 and remained a united and devoted couple until Helen died in 2004.

Lieutenant Schueler was a treasurer of the US Navy Supply Corps during WWII from 1943 to 1946. Since his older brother George had died as a result of military service, Glenn was never stationed overseas, something he said he regretted.

He was employed by Socony Vacuum Oil Company in 1947 in the accounting department and after 35 years retired from Mobil Oil as Operations Manager of the Eastern Region overseeing some 45 terminals and lube plants. The people who worked for him referred to him as "Old Dad" and characterized him as demanding but fair. One of his bosses wrote this in a farewell letter: "As you reflect on your 35 years with Mobil I'm sure you take the greatest pride in your influence and effect on people. You have been a builder of men and women throughout the company." Glenn was very proud that "his" Mobil people kept in contact with him 36 years after he had retired.

One of Glenn's first projects upon retirement was to climb up on and repair the roof of an elderly couple who had to place buckets around their house every time it rained. In 1984 he was part of the group that started the Artman Golf Outing to benefit the benevolent care fund of Artman Lutheran Home. An active member of Upper Dublin Lutheran Church in Ambler he served as treasurer, on the church council and once spearheaded a successful fundraising effort to repair the roof of the church by asking people if they wanted to be rained on at their wedding. When his church sponsored a refugee family from communist Czechoslovakia, Glenn immediately offered employment to the "young father who needed a few bucks in his pocket". That resulted in a lasting relationship that included helping them purchase their first home. Glenn's devotion to his church and generosity to those in need will be remembered by many.

Glenn lived a long and full life and will be remembered with love by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his many many friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Glenn's Memorial Service on Saturday, March 2, 2019 beginning at 11:00 AM at the Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, 411 Susquehanna Road, Ambler, PA. A luncheon will follow the service.

Glenn would not be honored by flowers. The family asks that anyone who wishes contribute would do so to one of the following:

Upper Dublin Lutheran - Church Capital Improvement Fund Click Here
411 Susquehanna Rd, Ambler PA 19002

or

Spring House Estates Click Here
728 Norristown Rd
Lower Gwynedd PA 19002
Samaritan Fund (for people who have outlived their assets) or Employee Emergency Fund to assist those who assisted him so tenderly.


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Theresa Tino on Feb 28, 2019

Diane I remember your father was the first phone call I took at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church. I always enjoyed when he would come in to share his stories. He was an amazing man with and so passionate about so many things. I will never get tired of Glenn Schueler stories and I hope you can find peace, joy and comfort in all the memories you have shared with you father. Hugs, prayers and deepest sympathy, Love Theresa Tino

Carmela Curatola (Knowles) on Feb 24, 2019

Diane, Jeff, and Glenn's Beloved family, With great sadness, I give you my sympathies on your Dad/Granddad/Great Granddad's passing. I hope your many wonderful moments of happy times with Glenn (and of course with Helen) will bring you solace and peace.

CGS, Glenn Schueler, was an outstanding force of leadership and compassion. He was one of the great managers of his time. More importantly, he was such a wonderful person who was completely devoted to you, his Family. It was such an honor to have worked under his mentorship and come to know you as well. I learned so much from him and his inspiration to be genuine with thoughtfulness. He has left an incredible legacy first and foremost of you, his Family, but also of the people he managed. He helped many to achieve progression within the Mobil organization and then many others who pursued avenues after having left Mobil.

Ole Dad, thank you for your example of what a true leader is. You will forever be sorely missed.

Carmela Curatola (Knowles)

Anton B. Urban Funeral Home on Feb 23, 2019

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FRANK E. HERRELKO, JR. on Feb 20, 2019

I TRULY ENJOYED THE MANY VISITS THAT I HAD WITH GLENN WHEN I CAME NORTH TO VISIT WITH MY FATHER, WHO WAS A VERY CLOSE FRIEND OF GLENN. WE OFTEN SAT IN HIS APARTMENT D-118, AND SHARED A DRINK AND A LAUGH. HE TOLD ME SOME WONDERFUL STORIES, AND I WAS ALWAYS AMUSED. GOD BLESS DIANE AND ALL OF THE FAMILY . ANCHORS AWAY , MY FRIEND. FRANK E. HERRELKO, JR., RICHMOND, VA.

The Hill Family on Feb 2, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of your loss and extend our heartfelt condolences. Knowing the great pain of losing a loved one our loving Heavenly Father in his tender mercy has promised to be close to the brokenhearted and those who are crushed in spirit (Psalms 34:18). May He grant you peace and sustain you in his loving care as you cherish your precious memories of time well spent together.

Sally Williams on Jan 24, 2019

Walt and I were happy to have known Glenn, a good friend and devoted servant of Christ.
"Whitey" Sally Williams, fellow grad of Susquehanna and member of UDLC.

Peggy Findeison on Jan 23, 2019

Diane and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mobil was more than an employer we are family. Peace & Love, Peggy Findeison

Bill Flynn on Jan 23, 2019

Glenn occupies a very special place in my memory and I was saddened to learn of his death. He was not only a good and decent man he was also a first-class manager and a mentor. Over the years, he advised, guided and positively shaped the lives and careers of so many people. He prided himself on being a no-nonsense manager who demanded a lot from his people. He was not bashful about pointing out errors, mistakes or bad judgement but he was just as quick to compliment you on a job well done or to inquire about an ill family member. For me, his most memorable attributes were: he was always fair and never petty, his word was his bond and you always knew where you stood. So long as you did your job and were truthful, Glenn had your back and he would not only support you but would fight for you. I maintained contact with Glenn over the years and will miss the conversations and letters but knowing I will never hear that distinct voice and laugh again is especially saddening. RIP “Ol’ Dad”!
Bill Flynn

Phil Singley on Jan 23, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of "Dear Old Dad".
I looked upon him as a friend, advisor, teacher, and my mentor at Mobil Oil.
Glenn was a great example of a firm, no nonsense, but fair leader of men and women.
He taught me many lessons during my career with Mobil which I have greatly appreciated.
Glenn had a significant influence on my life, and I continued to enjoy our conversations in his later years.
Phil Singley

Melvin Martin on Jan 23, 2019

Glenn was very instrumental in the man I have become. I looked at him as a surrogate fathe. I started with Mobil Oil after high graduation. He made me realize how important it was for me to complete college. As a result l now have both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. I went from a “mailboy” to a Director of HR at another organization, taking with me the many lessons I learned from “Dear Old Dad”. He will be missed.

Eric Faddis on Jan 23, 2019

Diane, I am sorry that I never had the honor of meeting your dad. You were a wonderful and supportive daughter. He will live on in your heart.

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