The following comes from BLH features contributor Jim Amato. BLH sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Glancey.
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I have just learned from former Ring Magazine correspondent George Blair that our mutual friend Jim Glancey passed away on August 7th. This was very sad news indeed. Jim was 83 years old. He has been a fixture in the St.Paul area for many years operating his own gym for over a decade (1992-2002). For many years he published his own bi-weekly boxing newsletter,"Winners Never Quit". Mr. Glancey was kind enough to post several of my articles in his newsletter. He also knew I was a big Twins fan back from the Tony Oliva/Harmon Killebrew days. Every now and then he would send me a Twins hat or a baseball card just on a whim. He recently sent me $50 cash to repair my computer and a stern note not to return the money. Just the kind of man he was. I never met Jim in person but we talked on the phone a few times. I always wanted to take a weekend and go up to St.Paul to meet and talk to Jim and Mr.Blair. I know I would have learned a lot.
When I report for work tomorrow morning I will wear my Twins hat in honor of Mr. Glancey. Rest in peace Jim.