Glenn Jamieson, long time employee in the circulation department of the Oakland Tribune, died of a sudden heart attack June 7, 2010, at a hospital in Pleasanton. He was 72.
Glenn retired in July 1992 after 37 1/2 years as a Tribune employee. He carried a Tribune paper route in North Oakland from 1947 until he began working at the Tribune Building in 1955 while still attending Oakland Technical High School. He started as a part time clerk in circulation dept in Home Delivery. He began working full time in 1956 driving trucks delivery the bundles of newspapers to the variou locations from delivery by the newspaper carriers.
Glen enlisted in the U.S. Army where he spent three years serving his country outside Anchorage Alaska on Fire Island. After his honorable discharge he returned to the Oakland Tribune as a truck driver and shortly after that became a District Advisor for the carriers. After a few years Glenn transferred to the street sales dept delivering papers to the news racks and inside store outlets in the East Bay and then in San Francisco. After many years he again transferred to the Tribune garage, where he serviced and repaired the street sales news racks. He remained there until his retirement in 1992.
Glenn was born in in Berkeley on July 20, 1937. He was the sixth of seven brothers and sisters, Glenn married his wife Shirley in 1958, and together they raised two lovely daughters who each have three children. The family lived in San Lorenzo, and Dublin and in 1987, with the girls out on their own , Glenn and Shirley moved to Pleasanton, Ca.
Glenn joined the Go-Getters soon after it was formed in 1988 and served on the board and became Assistant treasure in 1993. He loved everyone and enjoyed seeing everybody at the reunion luncheons. Glenn as a U.S. Army Veteran was laid to rest at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon.