On Friday, October 15, 2021, Glenn Myron Vincent, husband and father of two, passed away peacefully at the age of 57 at his home in Ransomville with his family by his side, after more than 11 years of valiantly battling stage 4 kidney cancer. 4 .
Glenn was born on January 8, 1964 in Roseville, California, to Warren and Nedra (Jensen) Vincent. After more than 20 years of service, he retired as a non-commissioned officer of the United States Coast Guard.
Glenn had a passion for the outdoors. He loved birdwatching, restoring habitat, analyzing geology and camping. Glenn studied history at Jamestown Community College and Buffalo State College and had an amazing ability to relate events, tell stories and bring history to life. He worked with the Jamestown Chautauqua Striders and coached job at Randolph High School.
Glenn was also a well-known and competitive cyclist for many years. One of his proudest cycling achievements was qualifying as a member of the Western Region Team that competed in the Empire State Games, which went on to win the gold medal. Glenn was a Scout leader for many years and enjoyed watching his son reach the rank of Eagle Scout.
Glenn met Yvette Makowski of Buffalo, NY, in 1996 at a cycling meeting when she was looking for riders to join her on the Assault on Mount Mitchell bike ride and race. He finished significantly ahead of her in the race, but on September 20, 1997, they married and walked out of church together. They had two children who made him very proud; a son, John Henry Vincent and daughter, Erika Alexandra Vincent.
Glenn was preceded in death by his father, Warren, and his mother, Nedra. He is survived by his wife, Yvette; his two children: John Henry and Erika Alexander; his brothers: Grant, Ken, and Todd; sister, Kyle; and an extended family.
The family will host friends and relatives on Friday, October 22, 2021, from 6-8pm, at the Hardison Funeral Home at 401 Ridge Street in Lewiston, NY https://hardisonfuneral homes.com.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the same Hardison Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Dickersonville Cemetery on Route 104 (Ridge Rd), 1/2 mile west of Dickersonville Rd, immediately after.
Instead of flowers, please go for a walk in the woods, ride a bike, bring a craft beer to Glenn and support the Roswell Park Cancer Institute https://www. roswellpark.org and/or Ni-agara Hospice https://www.niagarahospice.org.