Glenn Shelton, a retired president of Michigan Mailhandlers Local 307 who never stopped fighting for the rights of working people, and a member of Solidarity, died March 24 after a battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary Jackson-Shelton only weeks earlier. We mourn these losses.
Glenn hoped to be remembered as someone who “loved his people, his family and his friends,” and as “the type of person who showed us that we can fight what is evil in the world without forgetting to be loving and kind.” Indeed, as Barbara Harvey put it, “Glenn was right up there among the finest union officers. I loved him dearly for the beautiful person that he was.”
Solidarity’s message to his family concluded by saying “Glenn shared and embodied our movement’s hope for a better, more equal, more just and democratic world. While we will miss him greatly, we know that the memory of good and righteous people is a blessing to us all.”
Glenn is survived by his mother, Audrey Shelton, his brother, Gerald Shelton, sister Eloise Shelton-Rome and a large family of relatives and comrades.