Glen Reebe passed away suddenly in his childhood home in Seaview on Thursday January 6, 2022.
Glen was born on March 31,1955 to June and Theodore Reebe. He was predeceased by his parents and older brother Gary.
He attended St John’s Lutheran School and McKee High School.
He worked as supervisor of the parts room for the Department of Sanitation. He continued to keep in touch with many of his co-workers following his retirement and they became some of his best friends.
He was very close with his parents. He would help his mom with her love of baking. She was known for her delicious cheesecake, German Apple Cake and Moonshine Cakes. She would bring the cakes to church and to all her appointments.
He enjoyed working with his father on anything automotive and mechanical. They spent countless hours in their garage working on auto repairs for family and friends. Glen began racing stock cars in the 1970’s at East Windsor Speedway and Flemington Fair Speedway. After retiring from dirt track racing, years later he began racing a Camaro at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ.
One of his most prized possessions is the 1932 Chevy pickup truck that he restored with his father. They would take the truck to weekly car shows on Staten Island, including Clarke Avenue, Amboy Road, the College of Staten Island and Gateway Park.
He also enjoyed horse racing. He would go to the Meadowlands to watch the harness racing and more recently to Winners in Bayonne.
If there was racing -one horsepower or 600 horsepower, he was there.
Glen’s sense of humor was well known. It was unusual to be in his presence and not be laughing. He could be telling you a story from years ago or giving you a hard time about something, but you were laughing. His favorite way to leave a message on your phone was, “Mr. Reebe calling. Call me back.”
Glen is survived by his aunts Joyce Monroe and Lois Reebe, his nephew Gary Reebe Jr, and several cousins.
It was Glens final wish that there not be a wake or a funeral service. He wanted to be cremated and then buried with his father at Fairview Cemetery on Victory Boulevard.
Glen you may be gone but you will never be forgotten.
Liberty Grove Memorial Gardens