Captain Glenn J. Secrest, USNR (Ret.), 74, of Middletown, Rhode Island, formerly of Minuteman Road in Ridgefield, died suddenly on Friday November 20, 2015 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. Captain Secrest was born on June 27, 1941 in West Haven, Connecticut, the oldest of four children to Adele and James Secrest. Raised in Mount Vernon and Valhalla, NY, Captain Secrest attended Our Lady of Victory Parochial School and St. John’s Catholic School in White Plains, NY. He graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School in 1959 where he was known by his friends as “Ace” and gained quite a reputation with the nuns. In college he changed tack and became known for his studious habit of burning the midnight oil, graduating with honors from The State University of New York Maritime College in 1963. He received his MBA from University of Rhode Island in 1972.
Glenn married Ellen Breede in White Plains, NY in 1966 and was proud father to son Christopher Glenn Secrest and daughter Lauren Secrest Howley.