Samuel H. McGlumphy, 82 refining company manager

July 27, 2002

Samuel H. McGlumphy, a retired division manager for Quaker State Oil Refining Corp. and a World War II veteran, died of heart failure Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 82.

A resident of Joppatown since 1966, Mr. McGlumphy was born and raised in Wellsburg, W.Va.

He enlisted in the Army after graduating from high school. In the early years of World War II, he served as a member of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's White House honor guard and once had tea with first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, according to his son, Jan Jackson McGlumphy of Bel Air.

Mr. McGlumphy later served with a unit of Army engineers in France that helped lay a pipeline across the country. He was discharged with the rank of sergeant in 1945.

He attended West Virginia University on the GI Bill and earned his bachelor's degree in business and marketing in 1950. He was hired by Quaker State that year. In 1966 he was transferred to Baltimore, where he worked as a division manager. He retired in 1980.

He was an avid football fan and held season tickets to the West Virginia University Mountaineers. He also enjoyed auto racing and traveling.

Mr. McGlumphy was a member of Joppatowne Christian Church, 725 Trimble Road in Joppa, where services will be held at 11 a.m. today.

In addition to his son, he is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Eleanor Goosman; and three grandchildren.

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.