Glendon F. Smith1922 - 2008
Glen Smith, formerly of Elwood Indiana, passed away Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Citadel Care Center in Mesa, Arizona. He married Betty Miller, the love of his life, prior to joining the Army. During WW II he served with the 44th Division, 324th Regiment, stationed in the Azores.
He was a Farmer and Stockman prior to moving the family to Arizona in 1960. Glen was employed by Motorola at the 52nd Street location at the beginning of the manufacture of transistors when they were the size of one’s fingertip. He moved up the organization becoming PDQ Shop manager.
The lure of having his own machine shop led Glen to create International Technical Systems which became a million dollar venture designing and building semiconductor processing equipment in Arizona and Colorado.
He is preceded in death by wife Betty in 1983. Surviving are sisters: Dr. Margaret Dietzer of Anderson Indiana; Elizabeth Woodsides of Elwood, Indiana; Marylou Davis of Chandler Arizona; brothers: Eddie and Fernando both of Elwood Indiana. Also surviving are sons: Michael of Payson, Arizona; David of Show Low, Arizona; John of Mesa, Arizona and Martin also of Mesa.
A celebration of his life and sense of humor will be held 11:30 on Sunday, 14 December, at Joe’s Bar-b-que in Gilbert, followed by a memorial service at 1:00 in the Falconer Funeral Home also in Gilbert, Arizona.