Glenn A. Townsend died unexpectedly on Feb. 5, 2020.
He was born in Boothbay Harbor, Maine on July 4, 1948 to Francis and Dorothy (Sproul) Townsend. Glenn graduated from Boothbay Region High School, class of 1966. After graduation, he continued his education at the University of Maine, Presque Isle.
Glenn served in the U.S. Army from 1969-1975 attaining the rank of sergeant. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and was honored with a Purple Heart for injuries he received.
After returning home to Boothbay Harbor, Glenn worked as a carpenter with his father in the flooring business and at Bath Iron Works. Glenn served the Boothbay region as a founding member of the Boothbay Region Ambulance Service and as Boothbay Harbor Fire Chief for 13 years. He loved living on the ocean and being on the water, either in his own boat or the pump out boat. He also worked as the deputy harbor master.
He was a longtime member of the Eastern Star, a Master Mason, and attended the First United Methodist Church of Boothbay Harbor. He enjoyed many hours of hunting, fishing, ATV riding and photography. Glenn considered Island Falls his second home and often said that he wished he could pick up his property in Boothbay Harbor and move it north.
Glenn was predeceased by his parents and a special aunt, Calista.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Elizabeth (Betty Lou) Townsend; his brother, Dale; sister, Jill Perkins and husband Douglas, all of Boothbay Harbor; and his youngest sister, Joan Dinjian and husband Bob of Tyngsboro, Massachusetts.
Glenn is also survived by his children, Kerri Kelley of Boothbay, Ben of Bath, Jennifer Jones and partner Scott Doherty of Scarborough, and Rendle Jones of Boothbay Harbor; six grandchildren, David Jones, Alyssa, Seth and Mayve Doherty, Penda Jones and John Kelley; and many nieces and nephews, and special cousins, Bobby and Ann Boyd.
The service was held Feb. 10 at the United Methodist Church of Boothbay Harbor.
Glenn was forever a dog lover and leaves his faithful companions, Peaches and Missi.
Memorial donations may be made to the Boothbay Harbor Fire Department’s Minnehaha Fund, 11 Howard St., Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 or the United Methodist Church of Boothbay Harbor, P.O. Box 641, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.