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Thank you so much for all of your love, prayers, and support during this time. We know that Dad hated tears, and would much rather you celebrate his life. Please feel free to share any memories or pictures that you may have of Glenn.

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I just learned today of Glenn's passing. He was my professor in physics the summer of 2006, my favorite teacher. I am very sorry for your loss.


Posted by: Cindy Kamm - Queen Creek , AZ - student   Feb 11, 2014

Dr. Oren, or "Oren" as other students and myself addressed him, he didn't like to be called "Dr. Oren." I had the priviledge of spending a summer with him in Physics 101 at Mercy College. I was always unsure of myself when it came to physics, I had failed these subjects in the past and thought, "well, let's try one more time." On the first day of class most teachers would hand out a syllabus and start teaching material right

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Posted by: Willy Thompson - Overland Park, KS - Student   Jun 20, 2013

Dr. Oren helped me as a student in Statistics. I wouldn't have passed that class without him. He was always available to his students, and if you were struggling he took as much time as it took to hep you. Saddened to hear of the passing of this awesome teacher. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.


Posted by: Tiffany Place - Urbandale, IA - Former Student   Mar 30, 2013

Shelley, children, family of Dr. Oren: You are in my thoughts and prayers. I want to express my deep sympathy at your great loss. Dr. Oren was an incredible encouragement to so many of my fellow students, me included, at Mercy College. (Who knew Physics could be fun- or involve catching raccoons!?) He provided such valuable knowledge, self-esteem, and good humor. So many are blessed to have known him!


Posted by: Courtney Dahl - Winterset, IA - Student   Jan 04, 2013

To the Family of Glenn. I haven't seen Glenn since we graduated high school in 1969, But I have thought about him from time to time. I remember his smile and how nice of a person he was. My thoughts are with all of you. Chris Hayes Johnson


Posted by: Chris Hayes Johnson - Longmont, CO - High school classmate   Jan 03, 2013

I am deeply saddened to hear about the death of Dr. Glenn Oren. Dr. Oren was such an enthusiastic and fun-loving instructor. I had the pleasure of taking Chemistry with Glenn as well as Pathophysiology with Dr. Shelly Oren before graduating with my ASN. My heart goes out to Dr. Oren's family, friends and co-workers. Everyone that met Dr. Oren could see what a wonderful and caring guy he was. He truly wanted to help his students and would go

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Posted by: Kristin Gibson - Former Student   Jan 02, 2013

Shelley and family,
On behalf of the Des Moines University faculty, I extend my deepest condolences on the passing of your loved husband and father. Words seem woefully inadequate at such a time, but you are in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish memories of your husband and father's life as they will comfort you during this difficult time.
With sympathy,
Craig Canby


Posted by: Craig Canby    Dec 31, 2012

My deepest condolences for your loss.
Prof. Oren was a very mellow and funny man. He will be missed.


Posted by: Sabine Brady - student   Dec 31, 2012
This photo was taken the same night he passed. I wish i had found out sooner.

i took an online class with Dr. Oren over the summer. I never met him in person because I live in California. He knew me as Jade. That name belongs to a friend of mine who asked me to help her with an online class. All of our correspondence was by that name. My real name is Krystal Howard. I spent much of my summer working hard in his class. He is not an "easy" teacher. But he knows whats

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Posted by: Krystal Howard - Perris, CA - student   Dec 30, 2012

Wow I am impressed with all the lives my uncle touched! I will miss him dearly. Thank you all for leaving your stories I cried reading each and everyone.


Posted by: Penny Bockman - Decorah , IA - niece   Dec 29, 2012