John F. McGlynn
COOPERSTOWN - John F. McGlynn of Cooperstown, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018, following a short illness.
He is predeceased by his parents, Charles and Helen McGlynn; and brother, Edward McGlynn.
He is is survived by his wife, Marilyn; brothers, Charles and George McGlynn; daughter, Clare Raneri; and grandchildren, Emily and John Raneri.
Born and raised in Binghamton, John received a bachelor's degree in business administration, majoring in finance, from Syracuse University in 1952.
After graduation, he joined the Army Security Agency, a top-secret intelligence organization and served on active duty in occupied Germany.
After the army, his business career spanned 35 years and major changes in the photo industry as technology brought about the accelerated use of photography. Throughout his career, he held several top management positions within the industry, specifically in marketing and sales management at two companies, GAF and AGFA film.
John was an accomplished hunting and fishing sportsman, dedicated conservationist, and a member of the Campfire Club of America as well as the Cooperstown Country Club and Mohican Club of Cooperstown.
An incredible man with big heart, John always extended that warmth to his family, friends and business. He was famous for his "by the way.." moments, which usually turned into major projects, and his uncanny timing. His love of adventure took him all over the world and he never neglected to share those experiences with others. His will to live life to the fullest was unbounding, truly believing that anything was possible with a lot of hard work and a little luck.
At the request of the family, donations to The Salvation Army, in lieu of flowers, would be appreciated.
Published on May 14, 2018


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