Spencer C. Glipa

Sep 26, 1948 - Jul 13, 2019

Obituary

GLIPA, Spencer Consilva
Born on September 26, 1948, passed away on July 13, 2019 at the age of 70. Spencer was born to Stephen and Margarita Glipa (Consilva) of Ewa Beach, Hawaii with 10 siblings. Married to Anne Theresa Glipa (Lojko) of Salem, Massachusetts on August 14, 1971. He was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather (PAPA), brother, and friend. He is survived by both parents, 5 children, and 11 grandchildren: Spencer II married to Erica (Daub), daughters Paige and Mia; Francis married to Claire (Jefferson), daughter Naomi and son Hezekiah; Barbara married to George (Jernigan), sons Brandon, Ian, Marcus, and Nathan; Michelle; and Melissa married to Brett (Clark), son Brady and daughters Kodi and Corie, and 7 siblings: Stephen Jr., Marjorie, Jacqueline, Mark, Jason, Daren and Dionne. He was preceded in death by his wife, grandsons Nathan and Aaron, sister Gayle Susan, and brother John.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from the United States Army. He taught special education and coached multiple sports at Rio Linda High School and Elk Grove High School. He retired in 2010 from the State of California as lead security guard at Cal Expo. During his retirement, he enjoyed β€œtalking story”, playing cards, watching old western and war movies, fishing, taking care of and cheering on his grandchildren, vacationing, eating good food, and spending time with his OHANA. Spencer loved and cared for everyone, was the heart of his family, and a beloved member of the Elk Grove community for over 35 years. His ALOHA spirit will be deeply missed. Friends and family are welcome for visitation, Military Flag Presentation, and Rosary on Thursday, July 25, from 5-8 pm at East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park & Mortuary, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, and a Funeral Mass at 11 am on Friday, July 26, at St. Joseph Parish, 9961 Elk Grove-Florin Rd. in Elk Grove.

Guestbook

  • Joy L Clark says:

    Spencer was/is the most generous, kind man that we have had the privileged to know. Such a devoted father and grandfather who would do anything for his family. He had a strong sense of right and wrong which was evident in the way he served his Country (Vietnam) and his friends and family. We were able to have a wonderful 4th of July weekend with Spencer and that is how I will remember him. Vibrant, loving the BBQ at his home with family and friends (and the fireworks), enjoying Elk Grove Park as he watched Kodi play softball, eating the salmon caught the day before at a wonderful BBQ with our family and laughing and so happy to be alive. He will be missed. We love you Spencer-God is happy you are home and He will comfort those of us left behind. Dan and Joy Clark

  • Catheleen logan says:

    Spencer you were the best. You and Reyes trained me on Gate 12. So many good years and special times I can remember. I’ve been working Cal expo 19 fair seasons. I sit here remembering Jim Leese with his stogie on his mouth. You and your chuckle and smile and Reyes with his smile. You were the greatest guys to learn from. How to close expo center doors, how to get the loose cows back in their bins. And best of all cruising around on the golf carts. White shirts then gray shirts. We did all the work for the cops and to this day they never appreciated us enough. Love you for ever and ever. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰Cathy Logan.

  • Jennifer Bertram says:

    There is no doubt that Spencer & Ann and the entire Glipa family are an integral part of my childhood. It was always awesome to see him out at the indoor soccer games cheering us on as we played into our adulthood. I have no doubt that being coached by him and Nick is what made me fall in love with and stick with soccer for so long. He was always ready with a hug, kiss, and smile whenever I saw him. I’m forever grateful that your family is a key part of my childhood memories. I love you all, always.

  • Rodney Helenihi says:

    Rip, WARRIOR,

    Last time I saw Spencer was at Ft. Bragg. He was a Captain in the Green Berets. We were both surprised.
    Spencer was a good man.

    Rod Helenihi
    HHC 1st /325th parachute company
    82nd AIRBORNE division

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