Aug. 23, 1940-July 26, 2023
John Walter Glynn, Jr. of Atherton, California, and Charlottesville, Virginia, died on July 26, 2023, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He had been vacationing with his family in Nantucket. John was born on August 23, 1940, the loving son of Dorothy Ann and John Walter Glynn. He grew up in Kansas and Virginia. He graduated from Hampton High School in 1958, the University of Notre Dame in 1962, the University of Virginia School of Law in 1965, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1970. In 1974, he co-founded Lamoreaux, Glynn & Associates, and he founded Glynn Capital Management in 1983. For decades, John taught courses on venture capital and entrepreneurship in MBA programs at the University of Virginia, Stanford, and Cambridge. John and his wife, Barbara, established the Glynn Family Honors program at the University of Notre Dame and the John W. Glynn Jr. Law and Business Program at the Darden School of Business. John is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Barbara; his daughters, Jacqueline Brandin of Menlo Park, Alexandra Rowe and son-in-law, David, of Shreveport, Louisiana, Elizabeth Clarke and son-in-law, John, of Houston, Texas; his son, David Glynn and daughter-in-law, Massimilliana of San Francisco; his grandchildren, Katherine Brandin, Margaret Brandin, Emily Rowe, Elizabeth Rowe, Caroline Rowe, J.W. Glynn, III, Francesca Glynn, Alessandra Glynn, and Isabel Clarke; his sister and brother-in-law, Linda and David Hutchinson of Allison Park, Pennsylvania; his nieces, Shannon Crockett of Silver Spring, Maryland, Morgan Gosey of Allison Park, Pennsylvania and nephew, David Hutchinson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Maddie and Charlie, Retrievers. We remember with gratitude the kind care of John by his nurses at Serenity Care and The Key, most especially Hazel Cunanan, Corozon and Rolando Santiago, Siu Fonua. We thank Norma and Andy Guevara for their support over the years. With deep and abiding gratitude for the support of John’s colleagues at Glynn Capital. A celebration of John’s life will take place on Friday, August 25, at 2pm at St. Ignatius Church, 650 Parker Ave. in San Francisco, followed by a reception at the San Francisco Golf Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.