Gloria J. Svec
GENEVA ï¿½ Gloria J. Svec, 86, died on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, with her loving daughters, Linda and Lana at her side.
The daughter of Wilbur and Sarah (Williams) Vickroy, she was born on December 2, 1925 in Willoughby, Ohio. Gloria had made her home in Holmes Beach, Florida for twenty-five years.
Gloria was a thirty year employee of General Electric of Jefferson where she was the shop operations coordinator. She truly loved her job and her coworkers, always keeping in touch with them after retirement. Never one to be idle; she worked at Walgreens in Holmes Beach for many years.
Gloria was a wonderful cook, and family friends looked forward to gathering at her home for her delicious cabbage rolls, cherry cheese cake, and black raspberry pie. While living in Ashtabula County, Gloria was known as the ï¿½Faye Swafford Purse Ladyï¿½. She hosted many parties and enjoyed keeping in touch with her ladies.
After moving to Florida, she loved getting up in the morning and walking along the beach, watching sunsets and the warm sunny weather. She was considered by many to be a ï¿½sweet ladyï¿½.
She was a wonderful, mom, grandma, and great grandma. Gloria will be remembered for her love of family, her fierce independence, and her willingness to go out of her way to help others.
Gloria is survived by her loving daughters, Linda (Bill) Hazelton of Geneva, Lana Craig of Bradenton, Florida; grandchildren, Heidi (Ben) Morrison of Mentor, Holly (Bill) Wichert of North Ridgeville, Chris (Allison) Svec of Powell, Ohio, Scott (Amanda) Svec of Austin Texas, and Todd (Crystal) Svec of Atlanta, Georgia; and seven great grandchildren; her daughter-in-law, Patti Svec of Columbus, Ohio; and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Dr. Lawrence ï¿½Larryï¿½ Svec, Jr.; her husband, Lawrence Svec, Sr.; her sisters, Alda, Thelma, EvaDell, and Opal; and her brother, Donald; and her parents
Memorial Mass will be held at 12:00 Noon; on Saturday, November 3, 2012, St. Bedeï¿½s the Venerable, 9114 Lake Shore Boulevard, Mentor, Ohio, 44060, with Rev. Timothy J. Plavac presiding. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Novelty, Ohio..
Family will greet friends from 11:00AM until the time of service at Noon on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at St. Bedeï¿½s the Venerable, 9114 Lake Shore Boulevard, Mentor, Ohio, 44060.
If desired, contributions in Gloriaï¿½s name may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio, 44004 or to the P.S.R. Program at St. Bedeï¿½s the Venerable, 9114 Lake Shore Boulevard, Mentor, Ohio, 44060.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES, 4524 ELM AVENUE, Ashtabula, Ohio, 44004 is in charge of arrangements.
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