William Thomas (Tom) Glunt, born on March 22, 1943 in Braddock, PA., passed away on December 17, 2022 after a long battle with PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy).
Tom grew up in North Braddock, PA where he graduated from Scott High School. After high school, he enlisted in the Air Force and worked in radar detection with an oversees deployment to Okinawa during the early years of the Vietnam War. After the Air Force, Tom was employed by Westinghouse Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA. beginning in the typing pool then proceeding to parts and procurement. After receiving a degree in English from University of Pittsburgh, Tom became Foreman and then Plant Manager of various facilities. In 1990, he was transferred to a plant in Birmingham, AL with his final employment at Siemen’s which had purchased the fossil fuel power generation business of Westinghouse. Tom retired in 1999 after 31 years of Westinghouse employment and moved to Orange Beach, AL. After hurricane Ivan, Tom worked briefly for C. Sharpe and Gates Construction as a coordinator between the condominium HOA’s, homeowners and construction companies. Tom moved to Gulf Shores, AL in 2001. In 2021 he became a resident of Arvada, CO where he moved because of family ties.
Tom enjoyed close binding relationships with his many friends. Reading, golf, lifting weights, and Canadian Club whiskey added to his pastimes. He is survived by his spouse, Marta Perez Coward-Glunt of Arvada, CO and step-sons, Scott Lipyance of Charlotte, NC; Ryan Coward (Kate Wilson) of Denver, CO; Brycen Coward (Mari Gottlieb) of Boulder, CO and four grandchildren.
A graveside service with military honors will be held in the spring at Braddock Cemetery, Braddock PA. Date yet to be determined.
Donations may be made to Cure PSP: https://www.psp.org/iwanttohelp/ways-to-give/