He was born on March 12, 1964 in Tamuning, Guam to + Elias Cruz and + Rosa Aguon Mendiola.
Glenn was a man of many talents. In his own words, he was a “jack of all trades, master of nothing” when it came to doing anything from HVAC systems to cars to great food to lick your fingers. There was nothing he couldn’t understand.
Glenn has worked a variety of full time and side jobs. From working as a mechanic, to being a security guard, and finally on naval works in Guam to a boiler mechanic on the mainland.
After marrying the love of his life in Guam in 1993 and raising his two children and his adored goddaughter, he moved to Utah with his family in 2000 due to the closure of Naval PWC’s BRAC. , Guam and worked at Hill Air Force Base. until his death. Nonetheless, the job he loved the most was raising his children. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, going on adventures out of town, and gathering by the barbecue for parties. You might always find Glenn surrounded by his little nieces and nephews, outside, perfecting the court, riding his Harley, singing in the church choir, or joining the community of Guam to help keep Chamorro culture alive. with those who also moved to Utah.
He was also the kind of person who would go out of his way for others. Whether it’s helping the neighborhood kids learn to ride a bike or baking delicious treats for everyone. Even by his kindness, you could never tell when he was serious or when he was joking. He’s the kind of man he imprinted on everyone he met. Glenn, a devout Catholic, a devoted servant of God, had been through so many health issues. But with his faith and trust in God and with the support of his wife, children, family and friends, he had overcome all these obstacles. He always tells himself that he is going through all these health issues because God knows he is able to carry his cross until it is time for him to return home.
Glenn is survived by his wife Annie, 28, and their children: Christian Glenn, Victoria Anne and Angelica Y. and Michael Williamson (Madison). Her sisters / brothers (spouses): Mae A. and + Truman ‘Andy’ Anderson, CO; Juan A. and Remy F. Mendiola, NV; Pedro A. Mendiola and Cathy Murphy, GU; Julia M. and James Earles, HI; William “Bill” A. and Nancy R. Mendiola, AZ; Elizabeth A. Mendiola, NV; Robert A. and Tami Mendiola, GU, Ruth A. Mendiola, NV, and Rodney A. and Cristina F. Mendiola, CO. In-law William C. and + Teresita C. Mesa; In-laws: Nancy L. Mesa, Marlene J. Mesa, William C. Jr and Christine C. Mesa, and Andrew A. Mesa, all of Guam.
Glenn will be missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends and godchildren.
A Christian Burial Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday April 10, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 4050 South 3900 West, West Haven. The family will reunite with friends Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the rosary service starting at 7 p.m. at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 West 5600 South.
Memories and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lindquistmortuary.com
Posted by Lindquist Mortuary – Roy from April 2 to April 3, 2021.