David George Glen was born April 30, 1924 and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of William and Agnes Glen. His formal education was completed at Daniels Stewarts College, Edinburgh, after which he entered the field of medicine. He was a certified rehabilitation specialist, serving in military and civilian hospitals in the United Kingdom. From 1942 to 1945, he served in the Royal Air Force.
In 1955 David immigrated to the United States, becoming a citizen in 1961. For 15 years he was Supervisor of Recreational Therapy at the Neuropsychiatric Institute of New Jersey. Afterwards, he was owner of the Princeton Gift Shop on Palmer Square, Princeton. Starting in 1957, he was associated with the Princeton Chapter of the American Red Cross, since his work at the lnstitute included close contact with the Princeton Chapter on a year-round basis. In 1972 he became an elective member of the Board of Directors, Princeton Chapter, for a three-year term. His tenure included Chapter Executive Committee duties. In July of 1975, he became chairman of the Princeton chapter, following which he served an additional year as member-at-large, and then three more years on the Board. Later on, David was an active volunteer with the Hospice Program at the Medical Center at Princeton.
David was a loving uncle to his four nieces and one nephew, Raymond, Anne, Sandra, Gail, and Gwen, all of whom survive him. His family writes that, “Although he lived so far away across the big pond, he would say he made many a trip home to Scotland. He came home to meet all the additions to the family: husbands, wives, and children. When he made the brave decision to move to America, his family was all so, so proud of what he achieved. We will never forget you, Uncle David. May you rest in peace. Love from all your Scottish family”
A memorial service will be held on a date to be determined.
Memorial contributions may be sent to SAVE, 1010 Route 601, Skillman, NJ 08558
Arrangements are by the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington, NJ. Condolences are
welcome at www.wilsonapple.com.