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Harvey Glenn White

January 7, 2021

Obituary

Harvey Glenn White, 73, of Tampa died at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Thursday, January 7, 2021 after a brain aneurism.  

Glenn retired as a CAD Manager with Tampa International Airport (TIA) in 2014 after an accomplished career as a registered architect in Florida and Texas. Mr. White was particularly proud of his contributions to the TIA airport and his work on the previous Tampa Stadium. He was an avid Bucs fan from the first days and didn’t miss an opportunity to watch games with friends. 

Glenn was born in Tampa, graduating from Jefferson High School in 1965. He studied at Georgia Tech and the University of West Florida. He spent a few early years of his career in Houston, Texas, before returning to Tampa in the 1980s. He designed numerous buildings in both states including office towers, schools, prisons and more.

A proud member of the LGBTQ community, Glenn, who sometimes went by “Glenda,” was the first to be named Queen of the Tampa Pride celebrations in the 1990s. He continued to be a popular figure at several local LGBTQ events and establishments up until the time of his passing. Glenn is widely regarded for his kind demeanor, big smile and joy for sharing jokes and stories. He also enjoyed karaoke and was a formidable trivia player. 

Those closest to him, knew of his love of cooking and traveling. His favorite place to visit was Prague. He was fluent in Czech and Spanish, in addition to being very proficient with Russian and German.

Glenn is survived by his sister, Linda W. Dunn, his nephew Andy Dunn and Andy’s wife, Kristi. Also his extended nephew Eric Gonzalez, wife Sarah and their daughter Raven. Closest friends include: Roberto Quinones, Mike Burdette, Nicholas Toro, Arie Jensen, Randy Marien and Jordan Rodrigues.

Due to the pandemic, a memorial is being postponed tentatively until this summer. For information please email GWTPAmemorial@gmail.com

 

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