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Glenn Sydney Ovrevik

January 21, 1927 September 21, 2018
Glenn Sydney Ovrevik
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Glenn Sydney Ovrevik, age 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 21, 2018 at Eternal Hope Hospice in Griffin, GA. He was born on January 21, 1927 in Lakewood, Ohio to Sverre Ludwig and Marie Ovrevik and was the oldest of three children. Glenn’s father was an aviation pioneer and they lived in Ohio, Chicago Illinois, Salvador, Brazil and Washington, DC.

Glenn graduated from Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia in 1944 and worked at Capital Airlines at Washington National Airport before entering the Navy to serve aboard the USS Saury. He was honorably discharged in July 1946. Glenn attended American University in Washington, DC and graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Physics in 1951. He worked for the Federal Government at the National Bureau of Standards as a physicist.

Glenn was a thinker and a dreamer, filing for a patent of his own. He transferred to the Naval Research Lab as a Patent Advisor in Electrical Engineering, finally transferring to the Department of the Army, US Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Command (MERADCOM) in Fort Belvoir, VA where he retired in March 1982.

On November 20, 1954, he married Mary Orr Riddick. Together they had 3 children. Glenn was a decades-long Fairfax County, Virginia resident and was very civic minded. He was an active Commissioner of the Fairfax County Planning Commission and tirelessly served the county residents from January 1963 to March 1966.

Glenn was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years; his sister, Alice M. Ovrevik and a grandson, Andrew Michael Goins. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Louise Goins (Clifton); his sons, Glenn Steven Ovrevik (Gina) and Glenn Stanley Ovrevik (Odoretha); a brother, Russell L. Ovrevik; two grandchildren, Stephen Goins and Karl Ovrevik; and one great-grandchild, Grant Sydney Goins.

There will be a gathering of family, friends and others on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 1:00-2:30 PM at Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home, 180 N. Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville, GA 30214, GA, with a graveside service at 3:00 PM in Brooks Memorial Gardens in Brooks, GA.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Saturday

29

Sep

1:00 PM 9/29/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 9/29/2018 2:30:00 PM
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Fayetteville

180 N Jeff Davis Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Fayetteville
180 N Jeff Davis Drive Fayetteville 30214 GA
United States

Graveside Service

Saturday

29

Sep

3:00 PM 9/29/2018 3:00:00 PM
Brooks Memorial Gardens

147 Price Road
Brooks, GA 30205

Brooks Memorial Gardens
147 Price Road Brooks 30205 GA
United States

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Brooks Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

147 Price Road
Brooks, GA 30205

147 Price Road Brooks 30205 GA
United States
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