Remembering Glen Marchadie

Operating a conference and education facility utilized by more than 30,000 people each year requires a dedicated team. Administrators, conference support staff, housekeepers and grounds crew all work together to make sure that guests only see one thing: a beautiful and functional space conducive to bringing out out the best in visitors with limited time and big plans.

No one knew that better or took more pride in his work than Glen Marchadie. Marchadie, a longtime El Pomar Foundation employee, passed away on December 29 after a battle with cancer.  El Pomar staffers recently gathered to remember Glen and his passion for the care of Penrose House and the hospitality he provided for guests. Glen was remembered for his in-depth and entertaining tours, meticulous care of the hundred-year-old marble and tile floors in Penrose House, and his love of professional and collegiate sports.

Prior to joining the team at El Pomar, Glen dedicated over 21 years to the military, serving in both the Vietnam War and Gulf War. While he served in many capacities, in the Gulf War Glen worked as an NBC-NCO, or Nuclear Biological Chemical Noncommissioned Officer. In this role, Glen was responsible for warning troops of potential threats, and was charged with decontamination in the event of an attack. El Pomar Senior Vice President George Guerrero, who served with Glen at this time, recounted how Glen’s attention to detail was essential in a wartime environment.

Glen will be missed by all of us at El Pomar, and by the many guests who enjoyed his cheerful demeanor and dedication to making Penrose House special. We will miss his lively stories, his love for LSU football, and his loyal friendship.

Glen Marchadie


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3 Responses to “Remembering Glen Marchadie”

  1. Joan Thornton says:

    I am truly saddened to hear of Glens passing. What a wonderful man. When I first started he was a rock and helped me understand the ins and outs of Penrise House. He always had a smile for me in the morning . Please convey my sincere condolences to his family, both at home and at Penrose House.

  2. Steve Czarnecki says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Glen’s passing. I enjoyed working with him for many years and he always to wonderful care of the guests at the Penrose House, USGA included. Thank you Glen, and we miss you.

  3. Nick Horras says:

    I am saddened to hear of Glen’s passing. Glen was always pleasant to be around and especially good company while on evening duty at Penrose House. I can still hear his voice telling a story about past military experiences, a joke or just a kind word about someone. May Glen rest in peace.

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