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Ian William Glynn, our magnificent, sweet brother and son, left us on May 27, 2017 in a tragic accident while skateboarding.
Those who knew and loved him would say of Ian that he was quiet but powerful, smart in every way, good at everything he did and always willing to lend a hand. He was utterly dedicated to whatever interest he chose to pursue. This included many years as a chef at Kinley's Restaurant, where he learned the ropes from his older brother, whom he never wanted to disappoint.
Even as a youngster, Ian loved to share his craft with others in remarkably kind and gentle ways. He was at one with the outdoors and found comfort around a campfire and angling for fish of all sizes and types. His positive outlook on life drew others to him. To all, Ian was a great friend. He would give you the shirt off his back and never asked for anything.
Ian was born on Feb. 9, 1991 in Littleton, Colorado, to Nancy and Matt Glynn, of Traverse City. He moved with his family to Anchorage, Alaska, in 2001 and graduated from Dimond High School. He worked at Kinley's for nearly 10 years, eventually managing the kitchen. In addition to his incredible work ethic and his pride in and passion for culinary arts, Ian loved skateboarding, snowboarding, camping and catching fish.
Ian leaves behind his mother, Nancy Glynn; his father and stepmother, Matthew and Martha Glynn; two brothers, Nathan Glynn and Miles Glynn; a stepsister, Jacqueline Molinaro; his uncle and aunt, Robert and Laura Millar; his best girl, Hanna Lake; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; his uncle, Michael Millar; his aunt, Karen Breisch; and his cousins, Kali Breisch and Carly Glynn.
In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for memorial donations to Brother Francis Shelter, a program of Catholic Social Services, in care of Development Department, 3710 E. 20th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99508.
Published on  June 4, 2017
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