Obituary of Glen Franklin Thaler
Lt. Colonel Glen Franklin Thaler, USAF, Retired, age 87, of Asheboro passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Randolph Hospice House. Glen was born in Niagara Falls, NY on September 15, 1933 to Clarence David and Ida Katherine Merklinger Thaler. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Glen was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Asheboro. He was a 25-year member of Asheboro Lodge #699 A.F. & A.M., a member of the Scottish Rite and a Shriner. He is survived by his wife, Doreen Kay Thaler; daughter, Pamela Jo Mathews (Tommy) of Florence, SC; stepdaughter, Cynthia Hogan (Matthew) of Asheboro; grandchildren, Thomas Jeffrey Mathews, Timothy L. Mathews, and Katie Marie Matthews Gardner all of Florence, SC; and 7 great grandchildren. No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 300 South Main Street, Asheboro, NC 27203.