Philo G. 'Glen' Bishop obituary

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Philo G. "Glen" Bishop

Philo G. "Glen" Bishop, former associate director of media services and manager of technical services at Western Michigan University, died Nov. 7. He was 84.

Bishop began his career at WMU immediately after earning a degree from the University in 1952. He retired in 1995 after 41 years of service.

His first position was manager and chief engineer of the campus public radio station, WMUK, which was named WMCR at that time. A colleague commented that he was passionate about his work and the heart and soul of the radio station.

In 1969, Bishop transferred to the Department of Instructional Communications where he worked until his retirement.


A memorial gathering is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the home of Bishop’s son, Jeff, 10950 Boniface Point Drive, in Plainwell.

A private burial will take place at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Visit to sign the online guestbook, leave a condolence for the family or find out more about donations.