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Obituary of Glen Alan Chittenden

Glen Chittenden

Glen Alan Chittenden of Penn Valley, Calif., passed away on Nov. 5, 2014. He was 89.

There will be no service as his family is making private arrangements.

Glen was born on Jan. 6, 1925, in Dodge City, Kan. Glen was the oldest of five sons of Clarence and Emma Cox Chittenden.

He was raised in La Junta, Colo., and in 1940 the family moved to Vallejo, Calif. Glen developed an interest in photography, and after graduation in 1943, joined the Marine Corps as a combat photographer, where he served in the Battle of Okinawa and later was stationed in China.

Glen graduated from San Jose State College in 1950 with a major in Business Administration and worked for UARCO Business Forms in Emeryville.

In 1954, he married Nancy Travis of Oakland, Calif. They lived in Orinda and Moraga while Glen worked for the Gerber Products Company. In 1963, the family, consisting of Glen and Nancy and four children, transferred to Fremont, Mich., the corporate headquarters of Gerber Products. Glen was the purchasing manager of Capital Equipment.

Glen and Nancy retired to Lake Wildwood in 1987 where he enjoyed golfing and was lucky enough to get three holes-in-one.

Glen is survived by his wife, Nancy and children, Lynn Hohler (Nick), Susan Wotring (Bruce), Janet Copenhaver and Brian Chittenden (Tracey). He is also survived by nine grandchildren and his brother Norman Chittenden of Citrus Heights, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Gene, Theron and Larry.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.


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