Glen E. Peterson, resident of Tucson Arizona since 1956 passed in late July at the age of 68. Glen bravely battled multiple serious medical conditions over the last couple of years. Sadly, some new, even more serious new conditions appeared recently, and together they packed a punch that proved too much.
Glen was intelligent, curious, mechanically minded and one of a kind. The long days of summer as a kid in Tucson were spent in the backyard swimming pool playing Marco Polo with neighbor kids. Glen loved taking things apart to see how they worked. He enjoyed playing the guitar, camping, fishing, motorcycles, cars and rock and roll.
Glen received his degree in Civil Engineering from the Univ of AZ, with honors for good grades. He had a long and successful career, first working at TEP, then Hughes Missile Systems. In 1996 Glen joined Pima County to work in the Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) where he made many important contributions to projects in our community and enjoyed the company of his co-workers. After retiring from the County in 2018, he continued doing some structural engineering work.
Next time you take a good look up at our beautiful angel hair white clouds, you just make catch a glimpse of Glen streaking above on his beloved Harley Davidson. If so, give him a smile and wish him well on his freedom ride!
A big thanks to Adair Funeral Home for mortuary services and to East Lawn Cemetery where he will be resting in eternity. No services will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers, his sister Lori suggests a contribution in Glen’s name to Southern Arizona Book Heroes (https://soazbookheroes.org) which helps children with trauma.