Glenn Alfred Canfield, age 74, resident of 17679 Highway # 86, Saegertown, PA, died Friday, June 18, 2010 at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh following a courageous battle with cancer. He had lived in the Saegertown area since 1959. Born on November 1, 1935 in Meadville, PA, he is a son of Eva Castile Canfield and the late Arthur B. Canfield. On February 25, 1956 he married the former Donna Lois Halsey and she remains to mourn his loss.

Glenn graduated from Townville High School in 1954 and while in school was Crawford County FFA president in 1953 and received the star farmer award in 1954. Following his graduation, Glenn apprenticed to become a tool and die maker at Layke Tool & Die in Meadville for four years. He then was employed by Talon, Inc. in Meadville from 1959 until 1961 and was transferred in 1961 to Paramount Die Casting, a subsidiary of Talon, located in Seymour, IN as manager of the facility. In 1964 he co-founded Actco Tool & Manufacturing in Meadville where he was involved until his retirement in 2001. In 1982 he co-founded Aztec Tool & Die in El Paso, TX and in 1995 he co-founded Actco Metrology Services in Meadville.

Glenn was engaged in several hobbies for which he was well known. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening along with making his lawn outstanding by landscaping and by placing a large pine apple granite monument at his residence located on the corner of Hwy #86 and Erie Street, Saegertown. Additionally, he collected and possessed many antique sleigh bells and vintage matchbox cars. Glenn was a member of Saegertown United Methodist Church where he was active serving on many committees, particularly the Building Committee. He was a long time member of the Iroquois Club in Conneaut Lake and the Meadville Elks Club. He also was a member of the National Tooling and Molding Association.

Surviving Glenn in addition to his mother, Eva Canfield of Meadville, include his wife, Lois, of 54 years, a son – Daryl Canfield and his wife, Jane of Saegertown; two daughters – Sandra Woge of Mt. Holly, NC and Jacquelyn Hasenkopf and her husband, David of New Providence, NJ.; nine grandchildren- Kimberley McGill and her husband, James; Bethany Canfield; Ralph Woge, Jr,; Ryan Woge; Orry Woge; Colton Woge; Benjamin Hasenkopf; Christopher Hasenkopf; and Madelyn Hasenkopf. In addition, a brother – George Canfield and his wife, Joquetta of Cambridge Springs and several nieces and nephews survive. All of Glenn’s family and especially his grandchildren were very important to him.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral services will be held at the Saegertown United Methodist Church on Tuesday at 2:00 with the pastor of the Church, Reverend Ken Custer, officiating. Memorials may be made to the Saegertown United Methodist Church or the Saegertown Volunteer Fire Department.