Condolence & Memory Journal

Dean Gloyna was a guide to me as a UT student in the 70s. He has been a friend to my family at Westminster Manor the past 10 years. Our love and support to his family.

Posted by Russell Leigon - Austin, TX - Friend   January 15, 2019

Dear Lisa I had the pleasure of working for Earnest as his first Assoc Dean when he was named Dean. He was a strong willed German leader as you well know.
I enjoyed working for him Immensely. He was very loyal to all his friends and employees
earnest was the perfect person to follow John McKetta as Dean at UT and together they made the College of Engineering one of the 5 BEST in the World.
We loved Agnes as well and I always thought Your Dad did a good job of taking care of her with Your help. You are an Angel for all your grat love and work taking care of both of them!!! Much Love RONALD AND MARTHA HUDSON.

Posted by RONALD HUDSON - AUSTIN, TX - Coworker   January 15, 2019

Thank you Dr. Gloyna ... appreciate your kindness.

Posted by Rick Perkins - Austin, TX - Student   January 15, 2019

I have known Earnest for almost 58 years. I would not have become an Environmental Engineer, without his input in my life. He was a teacher, a colleague, and most of all -- a friend. He was a pioneer in the arena of Public Health and had an enviable career. He may be gone....but certainly will never be forgotten.
Henry Hervol, PE, Round Rock, Texas - Jan. 15th, 2019

Posted by Henry Hervol - Round Rock, TX - Friend   January 15, 2019

Dean Gloyna was a scholar, war hero, educator, entrepreneur, and administrator, but most importantly he was a great husband and father. Dean Gloyna was also a very good friend to many. Dean Gloyna has left a significant mark on the lives of many, and he will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to be in his company. Words are inadequate to sum up the life of Dean Gloyna. Suffice to say he was a truly fine gentleman. May Dean Gloyna now be at rest.

Posted by Hector De Leon - Ausitn, TX   January 15, 2019

Dean Gloyna was my first real boss after college. He wasn't a fan of my facial hair, but complimented me on keeping it neat and trimmed. We were preparing for an alum event and he caught me in the hall and asked what is the G3 on this Fortunately, after I made a bee-line to Col. Tom Reeder's (ret.) office, I learned that G3 was army speak for operation or plan. I subsequently gave him a G3 on all our events. When I moved to Austin, I received three speeding tickets in six months, which made me a habitual violator and in danger of losing my license. I went before the judge, told him I was new to town and still learning my way around town. He asked where I worked and I replied UT Engineering. For Earnie Gloyna? Yes, your Honor. I know Earnie. I believe I understand your stress. The judge kindly allowed me to keep my license, take a defensive driving class and to tell Earnie Hello. Dean Gloyna's involvement with Rotary gave me a lifetime opportunity to go on a Rotary Group Study Exchange to Western Australia. I sought his blessing to apply since it meant I would be out of the office for six-weeks. He was most encouraging in that endeavor and that was a trip I will never forget. My mother was from Hardeman County (Chillicothe) and my maternal side of the family knew the Gloyna family. He liked those little connections. After I left UT, we sent each other occasional notes. As my career advanced, he was kind and encouraging. Earnest Gloyna was a giant in academia, in the history of the UT College of Engineering and important person in my career. Grace and peace to the family as you navigate the days ahead.

Posted by Jeffery McLain - Houston, TX   January 15, 2019

Dear Lisa, We have such fond memories of your visit to Alaska. Quite an adventure. I'm sure not one your parents ever forgot. May you find peace in all your memories. Your parents were the best!

Posted by Peggy Pollen - FAIRBANKS, AK - Friend   January 14, 2019

Redeemer Lutheran Church thanks God for Earnest Gloyna. His family is in our prayers.

Pastor Dave and Sandy Schroder

Posted by David Schroder - Austin, TX   January 14, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. My Mom, Mary Guggisberg, always spoke so highly and fondly of Earnest, and has always been proud to have a copy of his book.

With our love and deepest sympathy, Danny & Julie (Guggisberg) Fancher & Family (Vernon, TX)

Posted by Julie Fancher - Vernon, TX - Family   January 14, 2019

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

Posted by Anusuya (Annie) Iyer - Austin, TX   January 14, 2019

I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad. I have such fond memories of both he and your Mom as they were so kind to me during my years at UT. Oscar and I will join you for the funeral service Tuesday Connie Miller Einkauf

Posted by Connie Einkauf - Plano, TX - Family   January 14, 2019

Dear Gloyna Family and Friends,
My father, Theron Lehr, would have certainly considered Earnest as his best lifetime friend. The two were comrades at Texas Tech and in WWII. For the over sixty years I can recall, "Dr. Gloyna" and Agnes were frequent mentions at the family dinner table and in my father's story telling. In addition to the many qualities as one might glean from his fine obituary, Earnest was unfailingly loyal--- having traveled with Lisa several times to see my father in my father's last months (thank you, Lisa). Earnest's sheer presence and unassuming manner and ease were evident as some of his essential qualities. As I am sure with many, Theron felt honored and privileged and blessed to have Earnest as a friend. Best regards, Lon Lehr

Posted by Lon Lehr - Houston, TX - Family Friend   January 14, 2019

Remembering all the family of Earnest with love and affection.I have so many beautiful memories of long ago.God bless you all; Mary Schulz Guggisberg.

Posted by A friend   January 13, 2019

Earnest Gloyna was a Great Man - A Brave Man - a man who by his example caused others to excel! John Halton

Posted by A friend   January 13, 2019

Dear Lisa David and family. I was touched by your dads obituary. What a story. What depth. Your dad and mom left a great legacy, you and your families. My Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Buddy TIPTON - Austin, TX - Friend   January 13, 2019

I had the privilege of working with him from 1969 to 1987. He was unforgettable character, molder of students, and visionary. He also enjoyed hearing that little bit of gossip. He was my mentor. Thank you Dr. G.

Posted by Carol Sellers - Pflugerville, TX - Coworker   January 13, 2019

The Big E, as my late husband and I referred to him because of the way he wrote his name, was a great friend and mentor to many. I am privileged to have known him many enjoyable years, enjoyed many dinners together with our spouses, and will miss him greatly.

Posted by Linda Sorber - San Antonio,, TX - Family Friend   January 12, 2019

one of the most impressive engineers that I have ever met..
Fredrick G. Brunell, MS EHE '70 , PE

Posted by fredrick & sirene brunell - austin, TX - Student   January 11, 2019