Glenn Wyville, Class of 1957

Posted Feb 11, 2022

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Glenn Wyville ’57 died Oct. 7, 2021. Glenn was born in Bedford, OH to the late Glenn Jay and Dorothy Vernon Wyville. Glenn graduated from Bedford High School in 1953. He earned a BA in Education from Otterbein University and a Master’s degree in Education from Kent State University. While attending Otterbein he participated in baseball, basketball, “O” Club, & Zeta Phi (Zeta) fraternity.

Glenn taught at Chagrin Schools for 34 years. He coached men’s varsity basketball for 28 years, men’s varsity baseball for ten years and was athletic director for eight years. He served as and was director of the Chagrin Valley Recreation Center for 24 years. Glenn authored six books. His books included mysteries set locally, stories about his grandchildren, as well as a book on coaching basketball. He won the Jaycees Distinguished Community Service Award in 1986 and was Grand Marshall of the Memorial Day Parade in 1988. He was inducted into the Chagrin Falls Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Ohio High School Athletic Association Coaches Hall of Fame in Columbus in 1998. He was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Chagrin Falls for over 60 years. He volunteered as a Safe Routes to School crossing guard, as a driver with Meals on Wheels, and on the Shade Tree Commission of Chagrin Falls. Glenn was an avid gardener and enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. Glenn loved nature, fishing, woodworking, his cottage at Chautauqua Lake, bird watching and supporting Chagrin Falls sports teams. Go Tigers!!!

Survived by wife, Marilyn Miller ’59, children, Cindy (Jack) Hancharick, Dale Wyville, Darren (Lynn) Wyville, brother, Ralph Wyville ’67, grandchildren, Matthew (Marcie) and Kyle (Lauren) Hancharick and Delainey, Tyler, Harper and Benson Wyville and great grandchildren, Marence and Will Hancharick. Brother-in-law Wade miller ’56 and sister-in-law Princess Hohnson Miller ’58. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by in-laws, Wade Miller and Helen Leichty Messmer ’33.