Wilbert Adriance Obituary
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Wilbert Glenn Adriance

March 7, 1919 - May 26, 2010
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Adriance, Wilbert Glenn, age 91, of Orlando, FL died May 26, 2010. Glenn was born on March 7, 1919 at Richfield Farm near Westmoreland, Kansas to Frank J. Adriance and Mary Elizabeth Moriarty Adriance. He graduated from Westmoreland Rural High School in 1937. He met Vivian Yvonne (Bonnie) Jordan in Iowa where he worked as a farmhand. In 1941, Glenn was hired by the Glenn L.Martin Aircraft Company of Baltimore, Maryland. When he was established in Baltimore, he brought Bonnie to Baltimore to be his bride. In 1944, Glenn was drafted into the Navy where he repaired war-damaged planes of the same type he helped build at the Martin Company. His son, Carter Brent Adriance, was born in 1944. His daughter, Ramona Lee, was born in 1947. Following his honorable discharge, Glenn returned to work at the Martin Company; advancing from the sheet metal shop to the finance. Eventually, he became an estimator on plane, rocket and booster projects. Glenn worked at the Baltimore, Denver and Orlando divisions, as the Martin Company became the Lockheed Martin Company. He retired in 1981, after 40 years of service to the company.Glenn was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church, affiliated in Orlando with the Conway United Methodist Church. In retirement he was a volunteer worker at the Orlando Science Center. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Vivian Yvonne Adriance, his son, Carter Adriance of Johnstown, N.Y, his daughter, Ramona Adriance of Orlando, 7 grandchildren and 9...
Adriance, Wilbert Glenn, age 91, of Orlando, FL died May 26, 2010. Glenn was born on March 7, 1919 at Richfield Farm near Westmoreland, Kansas to Frank J. Adriance and Mary Elizabeth Moriarty Adriance. He graduated from Westmoreland Rural High School in 1937. He met Vivian Yvonne (Bonnie) Jordan in Iowa where he worked as a farmhand. In 1941, Glenn was hired by the Glenn L.Martin Aircraft Company of Baltimore, Maryland. When he was established in Baltimore, he brought Bonnie to Baltimore to be his bride. In 1944, Glenn was drafted into the Navy where he repaired war-damaged planes of the same type he helped build at the Martin Company. His son, Carter Brent Adriance, was born in 1944. His daughter, Ramona Lee, was born in 1947. Following his honorable discharge, Glenn returned to work at the Martin Company; advancing from the sheet metal shop to the finance. Eventually, he became an estimator on plane, rocket and booster projects. Glenn worked at the Baltimore, Denver and Orlando divisions, as the Martin Company became the Lockheed Martin Company. He retired in 1981, after 40 years of service to the company.Glenn was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church, affiliated in Orlando with the Conway United Methodist Church. In retirement he was a volunteer worker at the Orlando Science Center. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Vivian Yvonne Adriance, his son, Carter Adriance of Johnstown, N.Y, his daughter, Ramona Adriance of Orlando, 7 grandchildren and 9 greatgrandchildren. A visitation will be held Thursday, May 27, 2010 from 6-7PM with the Funeral Service to follow at 7:00PM at Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home 2811 Curry Ford Rd. Orlando, Fl. 32806 407-898-2561. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery Orlando, Florida on a later date.

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