It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our brilliant friend and colleague, Glen Warchol.
He passed away on January 31 and life as we know it will never be the same. Chances are, if you are visiting this page, that Glen also touched your life in one way or another.
Professionally, Glen was the consummate newspaperman, working at wire services and alt weeklies and daily papers all over the country, including The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, before his time at Salt Lake magazine. He held politicians, the DABC, real estate developers, etc. accountable—and when Glen got a whiff of a story, he was dogged in chasing it. Glen Warchol was a brilliant editor, and like every reporter, Glen would have called his work his defining characteristic. But he was wrong.
Glen was the life of the party, a storyteller in every sense of the word. Foul-mouthed and wildly waving arms and, no one—politicians, friends, people across the room—ever wondered where they stood with Glen.
He would talk about their children, Kit, Sam, Britt and Anna, with a sparkle in his eye. And his love for Mary, well, it was something the rest of us have aspired to find. And now, just like that, he’s gone. And in a terrible twist of irony, it was that big heart of his that ultimately did him in.
Our wish now is to lighten some of the financial burdens his family is facing. This fund will directly help them cover some of the medical expenses they incurred during Glen's stay at the hospital, as well as future memorial expenses. Any contribution is greatly appreciated.
- Joan O'Brien
- Jana Bryant
- Amanda Pratt
- Emily Lopez
Organizer and beneficiary
Salt Lake City, UT