MERIDEN — The late owner of a popular South Meriden barber shop is being remembered as a talented barber and an active member of the community.
Glenn Agnew, owner of The Village Barber Shop, 265 Main St., died Monday as a result of a coronary. He was 48.
Agnew was born in Rockville, attended cosmetology school and later became a barber and owner of his South Meriden barber shop, according to his obituary.
“His business...is a local landmark and his customers were not only his clients, but his friends,” Agnew’s obituary states. “He loved his business and was an active member of the South Meriden community.”
Agnew also enjoyed fishing and reggae music.
“Last night, we lost one of the best barbers around,” a post on the barber shop’s Facebook page states. “There's a huge hole left from his absence and he will be greatly missed.”
He is survived by his father, stepmother, brother, partner, his children and his former wife. Services are scheduled for Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at John J. Ferry and Sons, 88 E. Main St.
“Glenn was loved by so many people in his community and in his family and circle of friends,” his obituary states. “He will be missed and cherished and held close in so many hearts.”