Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Glenn Paul Ory, 70, passed and joined his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, in Houston.

Glenn’s survivors include his beloved wife of 48 years, Claire Ann Cospolich, and their three sons: Paul Joseph Ory and wife, Tanya, of Destrehan, Philip James Ory of Kenner and Donald John Ory and wife, Jane, of Meadows Place, Texas, along with his four grandchildren: Ann Marie Rose and Maria Ibieta of Destrehan and Sarah Elizabeth and Nicholas James of Meadows Place. Glenn is also survived by his brother, Ernest Jules Ory, and wife, Joan. He was the brother-in-law of James and Shirley K. Cospolich and Jeannette C. and James Fonte and is also survived by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Glenn was the son of Ivey Paul Ory and Mabel Marie Champagne and the grandson of Abel Paul Ory and wife Elise Mire and Paul Andre Champagne and wife Euphrasie Roussel.

Glenn was a native of New Orleans and resided in Meadows Place, for the past 38 years, but not a year has gone by without visits to his family and friends in southeast Louisiana. A graduate of De La Salle High School, Glenn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from L.S.U.N.O. while at the same time working full-time and raising a family. He was an information technology professional whose career included 25 years with the Shell Oil Co. He also served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. In addition to his family and friends, Glenn loved the outdoors, traveling, baseball and football, and he was a great cook. In his retirement years he and his wife traveled throughout the U. S. and Caribbean and especially enjoyed birding and fishing.

His interests also included researching the genealogy of his and his wife’s families, and he compiled a great deal of related information on the families of southeast Louisiana. He will be missed.

A Funeral Mass was held at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Destrehan on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. Interment followed in St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Texas Ornithological Society (www.texasbirds.org) or the American Heart Association (www. heart.org). Arrangements are under the direction of H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco. Condolences may be offered at www.hcalexanderfuneralhome.com.