Glenn J. Niday, 82, Brookville, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, January 27, 2018, while visiting friends in his native Gallia County. Born November 10, 1935 in Gallipolis, Ohio he was the son of the late Bill and Mabel Johnson Niday.
Glenn was a 1954 graduate of Gallia Academy High School and was a member of one of the best basketball teams in Gallia Academy’s history. He was a graduate of Ohio University and later earned his master’s degree from Marshall University. Glenn retired after 30 years of service as a guidance counselor with the Dayton Public Schools, ending his career at the Patterson Co-Op High School. He was a life-time member of the Gallia Academy Alumni Association and a long-time member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Vandalia, Ohio. Glenn was an avid lover of golf, tennis and basketball and greatly enjoyed participating in these sports.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Barbara von Hoff Niday, whom he married May 23, 1964 in Dayton, Ohio, his daughters, Leslie (Steve) Bodkin, of Westerville, Ohio and Janet (Steve) Morgan, of Terrace Park, Ohio, his grandchildren, Elle Bodkin, Nina Morgan, Ava Morgan, Evan Morgan and Mark Morgan, step-grandchildren, Kristin (Steve) Devor and Kevin (Courtney) Bodkin and four step-great grandchildren, Nicholas Devor, Sophia Devor, Taylor Bodkin and Leo Bodkin. his brother, Wayne L. Niday, of Gallipolis, seven nieces and nephews and several dear friends and buddies from his breakfast club.
A “Gathering of Family & Friends” will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, February 11, 2018 in the Cremeens-King Funeral Home, Gallipolis. A “Celebration of Life & Luncheon” will be at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018 at The Ridge Church, 7555 Brookville-Phillipsburg Road, Brookville, Ohio 45309.
Memorials may be made in Glenn’s memory to a charity of one’s choice. Glenn’s care has been entrusted to the Cremeens-King Funeral Home, 75 Grape Street, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.