Dr. Glenn Willis d Mar 9, 2023

I am passing on the notification supplied to me by Marta Gillen, Sr. Executive Assistant in the President’s office of DVC.


We are sad to report the passing of Dr. Glenn Willis. Glenn worked as adjunct faculty for many years in the English department and passed away on March 9, 2023. The following is provided from fellow instructor, Patrick Leong.

Glenn’s celebration of life occurred on March 23rd.

If you wish to send condolences to his wife Sarah, his daughter Ryan and his sons Jonathan and Isaiah, you may do so at: 

3982 Moraine Way

Antioch, CA 94509

As many will attest, Glenn was a gentle soul who loved fishing, playing chess, and having lengthy conversations with his deep critical analysis of many topics.  His encouragement and love of his students enabled many of them to achieve their educational and career goals.  

He will be missed.


As a person who knew Glenn when I was still teaching, I can say he was a dedicated teacher, a generous colleague and a patient, kind person.    I agree with Patrick, “he will be missed.”

Nancy Zink

DVCRA Liaison