Glenn Louis Ditzenberger
Glenn Louis Ditzenberger, 75, of San Diego, California, died on September 22, 2022.
He was born to parents Louis and Anna Ditzenberger, on May 21, 1947, in Jamaica, Queens, NYC and raised in Brielle, NJ. In Brielle Glenn took to the coastal life where he enjoyed boating and fishing with his best friends, all the while becoming an exceptional water skier. In high school, Glenn played wideout for the Manasquan football team and graduated Class of 1966.
Glenn was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1966-1971. At his home port of San Diego Glenn met his love, Evelyn DiOrio, in 1970. They were soon married and settled in Brick, NJ. He received an A.A.S. Degree in Automotive Design from Brookdale College and for forty years was employed as a mechanic for the U.S. Postal Service in Lakewood, NJ, then later in Cleveland and Akron, OH.
In 2012 he retired to the Ocean Beach neighborhood of San Diego, a place that still reminded him of his happiest days back in the late 60s and early 70s. Though he was well-known for his love of restoring and drag racing old cars, riding his motorcycles and watching hockey, Glenn will be mostly remembered for his great generosity and devotion to family. When last admitted to the hospital he told his doctors, “I’ve had seventy-five great years, now it’s time for me to go.”
Preceded in death by wife Evelyn (2004), Glenn is survived by sister Louann Elledge of St. Louis, MO; son Scott Ditzenberger of San Diego, CA; stepson Robin Patrick Michael of Alpine, CA; stepdaughters Cynthia Civette of Dana Point, CA and Holly Wilson of North Las Vegas, NV.