Cover photo for Glenn W. Tanner's Obituary
Glenn W. Tanner Profile Photo
1962 Glenn W. Tanner 2023

Glenn W. Tanner

July 19, 1962 — October 4, 2023


Glenn W. Tanner, Sr., of 193 S. Line St., Mifflinburg, entered into rest at 7:15 a.m., Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at home.

He was born July 19, 1962, in Brooklyn, New York, a son of Eugene and Eleanor. On August 29, 1981, he married the former Dominica "Deedee" Commesso, who survives.

Glenn graduated high school in Patchogue, New York, and was employed as an oil burner service mechanic at Swezey Fuel Company, Patchogue, for 20 years. He lived many happy years in Long Island, New York, before making Pennsylvania his home. 

The Lord called Glenn to salvation in Jesus Christ when he was in his twenties, and he later became a founding member of Christ Keystone Church, Middleburg, where his son, Jacob, pastors.

Glenn enjoyed camping at Woodward Cave and Camp, spending time outdoors, riding his motorcycle, grilling, target shooting, building, welding, and woodworking. If anything needed fixing, he was the man for the job--a quality inherited by his son, Glenn Jr.

He will be remembered for his big heart, humor, kindness, generosity, and love. He was also an animal lover, having owned many family pets over the years, including some beloved dogs. He also trained homing pigeons. 

Glenn was family oriented and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, who were all the greatest joys of his life.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 42 years, and his father, are two sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn, Jr. and Juli Tanner of Millmont, and Jacob and Kayla Tanner of Mifflinburg; one brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Stacy Tanner of Plainview, New York; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Alan Geiger of Lewisburg, and Denise and Trevor Forbes of Massachusetts; and close family members, Joe and Suzanne Luna of Holtsville, New York, Dominick and Donna Commesso of Bainbridge, New York, Debbie Commesso of Holtsville, New York, Roberta Panos of Holbrook, New York, Bernadette and Chris Bryan of North Carolina, many beloved nieces and nephews, and long time friend, Kenny Vogel of North Carolina; and five grandchildren, Aurora, Dominick, Josiah, Owen, and Fynn.

He was preceded in death by his older brother, Eugene, and his parents.

Family and friends are welcome to a time of visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, October 6, at the New Hope Bible Church, 310 Raven Lane, Mifflinburg.  The memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 7, with Pastor Jacob Tanner, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial gifts to Christ Keystone Church, 20 North Main St., Middleburg, PA 17842.

Arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg.

Send condolences online at

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Glenn W. Tanner, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, October 6, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Saturday, October 7, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 517

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree