Kenneth Henry Glixon

Date of Death: 
Friday, March 23, 2018

Kenneth Henry Glixon “Ken Henry” 64, born in Chicago, IL, a skilled dog trainer known throughout the city and author of popular book “Canine City Survival”, succumbed to heart failure and complications of diabetes with his mother and friends at his side at St. Francis hospital in Evanston, March 23, 2018. Ken suffered with bi-polar disorder which plagued him throughout his life. He was full of life, loved the whole world, loved to sing and play his guitar making up lyrics. He had a beautiful angelic voice as a child and was in the children’s choir at Sinai Temple in Hyde Park and the Lyric Opera in “Boris Godunov”. Dog training and helping people with their dogs was his whole life. He also worked for Steve Edelman Ventures. He appeared on “Animal Planet” astounding the panel with passion and prowess. Visited many nursing homes and children health centers and entertained at Grant Park. He was eternally grateful to John and Joan for their generosity and support for Coral Reef. He is survived by his dog Coral Reef 111; his mother Eva (Jack Cecchini); his father Mark (Sandra Nettz); his son Henry; the love of his life Kitty; cousins Courtney Mitchel, Harvey (Suanne), Richard (Pamela) and Robert (Nina) Strauss. Predeceased by his beloved sister Debby, his aunt Gloria, and dear friend Stephen Nasser CPD. He was loved by many, his Godson Leon Hester, Steve Burgquist, actor Steven Williams. Greg Hollarman, Greg Molleck, and countless others. The city parks were his training ground, many a night he would be seen by the patrols of the CPD and brightened their evening. A memorial is planned for June. Any contributions to a charity of your choice. Coral Reef lives with his mother in Edgewater.