A proud American patriot was lost when Steven Edward Glidden passed away in Atlanta after an extended illness on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. He was 61 years old.
Steve believed in duty and honor over everything which showed in all that he did. He served his country in the U.S. Army before his longtime career in law enforcement. His sister Suzy once asked for his business card to get out of a ticket if she was ever caught speeding. Steven wouldn’t give her one, telling his sister that if she was speeding, she deserved a ticket! He was always doing the right thing. His love of his country and his family was at the forefront of his life. A selfless individual, Steve would literally give the shirt off of his back to someone in need. This was apparent when going through paperwork at his house, Steve’s family found letters of appreciation from people whom Steve helped during his time at the Houston County Sheriff’s Department. One woman wrote that if Steve hadn’t arrested her that night, her life would not have been saved. For Steve, saving lives was his calling. He didn’t hesitate to jump off of a bridge to save a woman who was trying to end her life. That was the kind of person Steve was: a hero not only to his family but to his community that he served with love and passion. His whole life revolved around protecting people and his country.
Steve was born in Oceanside, New York on December 17, 1959. He was the son of William H. Glidden and the late Zoe Blakeman Glidden. The fun uncle, he adored his nieces and nephews. His eyes would light up when he smiled and his joy was complete when he was riding his motorcycle. Music was a balm to his soul and he loved listening to a good song while cruising down the road. Not only did Steve rescue people, he also saved the lives of dogs and cats, including his German Shepherd, Ohna.
Survivors include his father, William Glidden of Daytona Beach, Florida; sisters, Suzy Glidden Ferremi (Frank) and Sandi Glidden Quinn (Kevin); nieces and nephews, Jason, Justin, Brian, Jeffrey, Brandon, Jenna, and Kayla; and six great nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at McCullough Funeral Home. His service and burial will be held at a later date in his home state of New York.
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