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“I hold the many wonderful memories I shared with my dear friend very close to my heart. Lola...You have another angel watching you. Heartfelt...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Elaine Rockwell - Manchester, NH

“Lolaso sorry I didn't keep in touch with Glenn and that I never have met you. He and I worked together teaching journalism at Winthrop in the late...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Larry Timbs - Surfside Beach, SC

“Glenn was a one-of-a-kind friend and colleague at the newspaper I worked at for more than 40 years, and I has tremendous respect for him. He was...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: Richie Davis - Montague, MA

“There was nobody like him. Glenn and I met as newspaper competitors and then colleagues beginning more than 40 years ago. I learned a good deal from...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Larry Rivais - Sunderland, MA

“Dear Lola and family,I was sorry to learn of Glenn's death. I have such fond memories of time spent with him and conversations we had when I worked...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Marie Donnelly - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“CHARACTER with a very dry wit and with a kind soul.good friends of my brothers on Plum Island , Ma. Never knew he lived down here . ”
6 of 29 | Posted by: Kathie Chase - Friend

“Dear Lola and family,I'm sorry to hear of Glenn's passing. He was a true gentleman and friend. I miss bumping into you folks at the Mistral and yes...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Tim Hyland - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Such a huge loss for his family, friends and the community. Glenn had an unmatchable dry wit, a clever sense of humor, a keen sense of real-world...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“I am stunned to learn of Glenn's death! He was such a fine friend. We had stayed in touch even after I had moved to NC...my great sympathy to Lola...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“He was someone you did not forget,dry humor,witty,cutting but most of all just Glenn,one of a kind,all by himself...prayers and love to Lola... ”
10 of 29 | Posted by: Kookie Whittington - Friend

“Wishing that it weren't so and sending condolences to his family. Glenn was an original, his own person and a special soul. I am an old friends from...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: terry waters - Montclair, NJ

“Dear, dear Lola, I cant express in words the significance of having a friend like Glenn in my life. I met him in 1986 and he served as guide and...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Laurie Beckman - Friend

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13 of 29 | Posted by: Another Marine - Summerville, SC

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14 of 29 | Posted by: Another Marine - Summerville, SC

"Once a Marine, Always a Marine." “Whenever I become aware that another Marine has answered his last muster, I am reminded by words in our Marines' Hymn that tells us, the streets of...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Another Marine - Summerville, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of time spent with Glenn when he worked at the Cathedral. I also enjoyed time when we would see...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Theresa Lubbers - Charleston, SC

“How sad to hear of Glenn's death......we reconnected last June at our 50th reunion at Merrimack College in North Andover MA....Glenn looked great and...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Janet Richardson - Hudson, NH

“Glenn was a good guy who i always looked forward to seeing at Breech Inlet sunday nights .. he took me to lunch one day yrs ago when i moved to town ”
18 of 29 | Posted by: Robert Phelan - Friend

“Lola:Am so sorry to hear this and I express for myself and Pauline our sincere condolences.I had many a great conversation with Glen when he was...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Stephen Ulak - Zephryhills, FL

“Glenn became my friend in 1973. Back in the day when we were intemperate, he agreed to manage my campaign for Ted Kennedys seat in the Senate. ...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Wilson - Friend

“Our neighborhood has lost a kind, caring gentleman. He will be dearly missed.Vicki Karpick ”
21 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“My wish is for the sound of Fats Waller playing Carolina Shout to accompany you on your journey through Eternity, old friend. ”
22 of 29 | Posted by: Linda Siteman - Montague City, MA

“What a great guy! Chalreston willcertainly miss Glenn. I always wanted to find time to just sit and talk with him - maybe in our next life! My...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Anna Blythe - Adams Run, SC

“So sorry. Enjoyed teaching the Senior Semester with Glenn at the J school at USC. we kept in touch but not enough. A crusty pro who knew journalism....Read More »
24 of 29 | Posted by: Bill Rogers - Friend

“I was so very sad to hear of Glenn's sudden death. Peter and I knew him because of our mutual membership in the British Car Club of Charleston and...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Annie Steele - Charleston, SC

Decked out for the Christmas Parade “I got to know Glenn thru the British Car Club of Charleston when Annie and I joined with our Bugeye Sprite. Glenn, a long-time Bugeye owner, quickly...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Peter Steele - Charleston, SC

“Thank you for being a friend, Glenn. Rest In Peace ”
27 of 29 | Posted by: Bess - Friend

“Glenn will sorely be missed by his friends in the BCCC. He was always ready to help. What a career he had in journalism! Love the photo here. Praying...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: Millie Horton - Mt Pleasant, SC

“To Glenn's family:Please know that Joey and I send you our condolences and love. We loved Glenn and will miss his wisdom, humor, and friendship very...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Wayne H - Charleston, SC


Glenn Arnold Surrette, died April 18th from COVID-19 in Charleston, SC. Born June 22, 1947 to Evelyn and Roy Surrette in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

He was married to Lola Marley for 23 years. He served his country as a Marine in the Vietnam War. After the war, he had a long and varied career in journalism highlighted by covering the presidential campaign of Ronald Reagan. Later he taught journalism and mass communications at the College of Charleston. Then he chose to open a retail tobacco store, The Smoking Lamp-East. For the last 14 years he was a certified tour guide for a major touring company. For over 40 years he was very active with his friends of Bill and Bob. Glenn loved the history of Charleston and being a member of the British Car Club.

He is survived by his wife Lola, his stepdaughter and son-in-law, their children, and various cousins.

A celebration of life will be held when conditions permit.