Glenn A. Tessmer, 93
Shrewsbury – Glenn A. Tessmer, 93, passed away Tuesday July 20, 2010. He leaves his wife of 50 years, Johanna C. (Schwartza) Tessmer.
In addition to his wife, he also leaves his two sons and their families, Glenn J. Tessmer, his wife, Mindy, and their children, Caitlin, Joseph, Blake and James, and James J. Tessmer, his wife, Heidi, and their children, William and Anna of Marblehead; a niece, Lois Howard; and a nephew, William Nilson. He was predeceased by his sister, Alberta Nilson.
Born in Worcester, the son of the late Dr. John and Clara (Schreiber) Tessmer, he graduated from Commerce High School and attended the College of the Holy Cross, both in Worcester. He served with the U.S. Army Air Force, as a B-24 pilot with the 93rd Bombardment Group, stationed in Hardwick, England, during World War II.
Mr. Tessmer was the owner of Eddy Flying Service. He also worked as a pilot for Northeast and Delta airlines for 30 years, and was the founder of Flightline Jewelry Company.
He was a founding member of the American Air Museum of Britain in Duxford, England, where his World War II European Theatre aerial combat photographs are on permanent display. He was a member of the 2nd Air Division, 8th Air Force Historical Society; the American Ex-Prisoners of War, the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Associations.
Funeral services were held July 24 from Trinity Episcopal Church in Shrewsbury, with burial at Mountain View Cemetery. The Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
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