James H. Glenn III, 78

City businessman

October 13, 2007

James H. Glenn III, a retired Baltimore businessman who enjoyed thoroughbred racing, died Wednesday of colon cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Monkton resident was 78.

Mr. Glenn was born in Philadelphia and raised in Meadowbrook, Pa. He was a 1947 graduate of the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, and earned a bachelor's degree in economics and history from Amherst College in 1951.

He served as a Navy lieutenant aboard the USS Baltimore from 1951 to 1955.

Mr. Glenn went to work as a regional sales manager for McCormick & Co. in 1955, and six years later established Chesapeake Food Brokers, which later became the Chesapeake Randall Co. He was CEO until several years ago, when he sold the business.

Mr. Glenn had been president of Big Brothers of Baltimore from 1967 to 1970, and had served as a trustee of St. Paul's School from 1970 to 1980.

Mr. Glenn's thoroughbred, Jorgie Stover, ridden by Ramon Dominguez, came in third in the 2003 Maryland Million at Laurel Park.

Services are private.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, the former Catherine Boone of Ruxton; a son, Michael E. Glenn of Cockeysville; a daughter, Dana W. Larrabee of Wilmette, Ill.; and four grandchildren.

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