September 12, 1930 ~ September 25, 2019

James "Jim" McGlynn, 89, of Duluth passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.  He was born on September 12, 1930, in Watervliet, New York to the late Michael and Margaret Kiernan McGlynn.  Jim graduated from New York State Maritime College with a degree in engineering.  Upon graduation he was commissioned into the United States Navy and eventually joined the Naval Reserve.  He later served in the Merchant Marines and was an engineer with United Fruit Company.  He then entered the insurance business and retired after 33 years with The Travelers Insurance Company. Jim was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church for 50 years.  He was an active member of the men's club and the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.  He also assisted fellow members in making the communion wine which they enjoyed sampling before it was blessed. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 44 years, Marilyn Eaton; brothers, Raymond McGlynn, Frank McGlynn, William “Billy” McGlynn; and sister, Mary Bevins. Survivors include his constant companion of 18 years, Frieda Lippai, whom loved to travel with Jim; taking as many as 166 trips together. A few of their trips included Skid Row concerts where they enjoyed VIP status as the band's oldest groupies!; children, Colleen Wiggs (Mike), Christine Jackson (Jimmy), Stewart McGlynn ( Susan); grandchildren, Jennifer Jackson Wilson (Gary), Casey Jackson (Renee), Jessica Wiggs Owens (John), Rebecca Wiggs Adkins (Justin), Brendan McGlynn, Brian McGlynn; Great grandchildren, Jack, Jameson, Walker, Rhett, Taylor, Charli, Jordyn, Henry. In Lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim’s honor may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society at 4871 B. Memorial Drive Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia, with a visitation taking place one hour prior, at 10:00 a.m. There will be a repass immediately following mass at the church. Interment will follow at Eternal Hills Memory Garden at 2:00 p.m. Online condolences may be offered at Wages & Sons Funeral Home Stone Mountain Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. We had the privilege of meeting Mr. McGlynn, “Pop” , on several occasions. He always had a smile and a cordial hand shake or hug. He will be greatly missed. What a wonderful life and legacy.

  2. Unfortunately I cannot get to the funeral. Jim was a lovely gentleman whose company I always enjoyed. He will be missed greatly by the Corpus Christi community. Sincere condolences to the family,

  3. Jeff and I are so sorry for your loss. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be greatly missed. He will always be in your hearts. Love you all. Jeff and Miriam.

  4. So sorry for your loss. Jim was a wonderful man and I know he will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

  5. My sympathies are with you all! I’ve missed my Mr. Jim since he left Laurel Grove. I will always remember his sense of humor and awesome stories of his Skid Row days!

  6. Sorry for your loss and please accept our sympathy. Lyndakate and I and the entire Njoku family are remembering you in our prayers.
    May his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen

  7. My sympathy to all of Jim’s family and friends. Just saw the notice in the paper this morning. What a great guy! I worked with him for years at Travelers. He was a class act. Everyone loved him there. It was our loss when he retired, but his family gained more of his time. I helped arrange his swank retirement bash in downtown Atlanta…. he always liked a good party. So many people attended because he was loved by all. Some people at Travelers called him Mr. Mac. His special friend there, Sherry Aboussleman, passed away several years ago. She will look out for him.

  8. I am so sorry hear that Mr McGlynn has passed away. I worked with him at Travelers for many years. We shared some hard work and a lot of laughs. He was loved by all. A special friend of his, Sherry Abousslemen, will be thrilled to see him. His family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

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