Glynn Turquand, Class of 1954

Posted Jan 24, 2023

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Glynn Turquand ’54 died November 25, 2021. He was born on June 11, 1932, in Los Angeles, CA.
Glynn graduated Otterbein University in 1954 with a bachelor’s in business administration. During his time at Otterbein, Glynn was in many clubs including Pi Beta Sigma, the “O” club, history club, student government, and Phi Alpha Theta. He also played both baseball and football.
After attending Otterbein Glynn was drafted into the US Army. After his time in the military, he went back to school to get his teaching degree and started teaching elementary school in 1957. During this time, he got his master’s in counseling and guidance from the University of Colorado and joined the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DODDS) as a principal. In 1967, Glynn enrolled in the doctoral program at USC where he later received his Doctor of Education in 1968, 2 days before his marriage to Susan Canby.
During Glyn’s and Sus’s first years of marriage they lived outside Tokyo, Japan. Then at the height of the war in Viet Nam, they moved to US Naval Base Subic Bay in the Philippines. Glynn served as the principal of Kalayaan ES and then Zukeran ES on Okinawa and finally at Patch ES in Stuttgart, Germany. During his 24 years as an elementary school principal on US military bases, Glenn would visit each classroom and hand out that day’s newsletter. He took pride in selecting each “Thought for the Day”.
During his retirement years, he enjoyed trips to Kona, golf vacations, and attending DODDS reunions. He liked to boast that his three greatest accomplishments were attending Otterbein College, joining DODDS and marring Sue. Glynn was thrilled to be interviewed for articles in the Otterbein Towers Fall 2010, p.14 and Summer 2017, p.42.
Glynn is survived by his wife Susan Canby Turquand, children Elizabeth, Glynn, and Katherine.