Glenn Woerner

Glenn Woerner

Glenn A. Woerner, a local business owner and resident of Swedesboro, NJ passed away peacefully on June 17, 2020 at the age of 70.

Born in New York City on June 6, 1950 to his parents Irving and Gerda (Kempe) Woerner.  Glenn was a proud alumnus of Clemson University graduating with a degree in Economics.  Glenn’s career led him to start his own company, Design Assistance Corporation in 1980, which he sold in 2019 to a likeminded company who share in the same mission to support the global workforce.

Glenn had a zest for life and loved all his family and friends dearly.  He was a brilliant guy that always enjoyed digging in deep, overcoming challenges and celebrating the successes.  He had so many diverse passions and collections; he worshipped golf, had an endless array of music and was interested in just about anything related to design just to name a few.

Glenn is survived by his wife, Mary Woerner.   A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations in memory of Glenn can be made to the Sierra Club Foundation or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Messages of condolence are welcomed at


  1. Michael Murray says:

    Glenn, I knew this was day was coming (sooner or later), but still it doesn’t make it any easier to say good bye. You have been a true friend and extremely respected workmate. Rarely (Like never) do you get a chance to work with someone who is so well-disciplined in the industrial & mechanical arts, and yet is truly a lover of art, music, architecture, furniture design and photography You once asked me who my favorite artist was, and I was thinking to myself you probably never heard of him, when I told you Gustav Klimt you broke out in a 20 minute history of his life. I knew then we would get along just great.
    I learned immensely from you… you never missed an opportunity to challenge my work and push harder . . and I hope, just a little, I was able to give something back to you.
    Karen and I miss the times already when you, Mary and the two of us would go out to the local pub and down some pints and just talk about what was happening in our lives. We really looked forward to those times and we will miss you greatly my friend.

  2. Kimberly Perkins says:

    Although our acquaintance was all too brief, Paul and I really enjoyed Glenn’s immense curiosity and tremendous intellect. He was a true renaissance man with both broad ranging interests and capacity to learn about it all. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary and Mclane. Stay strong!

  3. Ginger E Rotella says:

    I am standing upon the seashore, a ship at my side spreads his white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. He is an object of beauty and strength and I stand and watch him until at length he hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and the sky come down to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says “There! he’s gone.”
    Gone Where? Gone from my sight – that is all. He is just as large in mast and hull and spar as he was when he left my side, and just as able to bear his load of living freight to the place of destination. His diminished size is in me, not in him; and just at the moment when someone at my side says “There! he’s gone”, there are other eyes watching him coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout,“There! he comes”.

  4. Robert W. Bosler says:

    Was a joy to work with both Glenn and Mary when my brothers and I owed BFI, Boyertown,PA. The business they gave us was greatly appreciated. I miss DAC and BFI. My heart goes out to Mary but your sorrow is shared by all who knew Glenn.

  5. Printha Sees says:

    Glenn, even 15 years later, I still refer to you as my favorite boss! Thank you for the opportunities and the memories! Warm thoughts and prayers to Mary and the DAC family.

  6. Matthew Goard says:

    Glenn has been a part of my life for almost 18 years and during that time he has always wanted to make sure we were having the times of our lives, which we all would refer to as TTOOLs. Glenn was passionate about many things and therefore had many hobbies to include boating, mid-century modern furniture, and eBay. Two of his biggest passions and influences in my life were music and coin collecting. Glenn loved all sorts of music from Bob Dylan to Eighteenth Street Lounge to Regaee. At one point, I’m pretty sure Glenn downloaded and bought every 45 record coming out of Jamaica. Anytime we asked Glenn to be DJ, it didn’t matter if it was boating, hanging out, or celebrating the holidays; he had the perfect music playlist for the occasion. Glenn had always been a coin collector throughout his life, but at some point, Mary bought him a keychain with an old Russian coin attached to it. From that point on, he was on a bit of a mission to learn all he could about their currency and therefore start a new collection.

    I remember one Christmas Glenn had a five-gallon water jug full of coins. Now I know several folks who collect their loose change and then cash it in at the end of the year. Glenn was no different, but there was a catch. Before the coins could be converted to cash, we had to sort through every single coin to see if any of them were needed to complete his sets. We spent an entire weekend on the floor with magnifying glasses and headlamps sorting through every single coin, determining the year and mint, reviewing it for quality, and then cataloging if it was needed for the collection. I”m pretty sure the reason I need reading glasses to this day is because of that weekend.

    Glenn was extremely passionate about many things and he loved sharing that passion with friends and family. Even in the last year of his life, he felt he had not given back enough to the community and planet earth. Glenn became very interested in positive environmental changes thru small scale, grassroots methods and created Simple Open Solutions for a Global Crisis (SOSGC). Glenn has always been willing to share aspects of his life and there is no doubt he has had a tremendous impact on mine. Love you and miss you, buddy!!

  7. Craig McManus says:

    Glenn was my roomie and friend at Clemson. He will be missed by all.

  8. Brian DiRenzo says:

    So sorry to hear this. I’m grateful to have had the short opportunity to meet him.

  9. Tribeca Hair Studio says:

    Your girls at Tribeca will miss you..
    You have been such a witty, funny and brilliant friend since we opened or smaller location… Not to mention that gorgeous head of hair!! Our sincerest condolences are with Mary and all of the friends and family who are no doubt missing you terribly. I know we have been.
    RIP Glenn
    Lots of Love,
    Alice, Amber and your Tribeca girls. Xo

  10. Sharon Bednar says:

    I have fond memories of Glenn ALWAYS calling me his “TALL GLASS OF WATER”! Don’t know why it wasn’t wine but that’s OK…. LOL
    We had a lot of FUN times sitting on our bar stools just shooting the breeze. I’ll miss you Glenn!
    Hugs to Mary & Zoey and the rest of the family.

  11. Denise and Jack says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Glenn’s death. We will miss seeing him at live concerts, especially at The Scottish Rite. Our condolences to all of his family.

  12. Susan Daroshefski says:


    Im so sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. I only knew him a very short period of time but in that time he was kind and always smiling. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Zoey.

  13. Larry Salerno says:

    Mary- I am deeply saddened by Glenn’s passing. We were best buds in grade school and junior high and our parents were very close as well with all of us celebrating holidays together. I am glad that I had a chance to meet you two years ago when we got together for dinner. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Glenn. Larry

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