Gloria was born in Brooklyn, NY. Growing up Gloria attended Woodbridge Township schools, was a member of the US Cadet Corp from 1943-45 and graduated from Norwegian Hospital School of Nursing in 1945. Gloria later earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Jersey City State College where she also served as an adjunct instructor for several years.
Gloria worked for the Woodbridge Township Board of Education as a school nurse for 38 years. During this time she was instrumental in setting up and running the Districts School Drug Education Program and was a member of the Woodbridge Township Education Association serving several years as Treasurer.
Gloria was active in Avivah Chapter, B’nai B’rith of Perth Amboy, Congregation Beth Mordecai, Parkway Chapter of Deborah, Menorah Link Order of the Golden Chain, Woodbridge Township School Nurses Association, New Jersey State School Nurses Association, serving in leadership positions in each organization. Gloria and her husband, a veteran of WWII, were active members of the Fourth Armored Division Association.
Gloria was also a founding member and first President of the Ladies Auxiliary. Gloria is an avid knitter and dressmaker and has won many prizes in the New Jersey State Fair.
When she was not busy working or involved with her many organizations, Gloria and her family enjoyed camping, canoeing and traveling the country in their motor home, boat or airplanes. Over the years Gloria and her family visited 48 states and saw Hawaii 7 times. The 2 states she has never been to are Nebraska and Alaska.
In 2005 Gloria moved into an independent retirement community. She is responsible for organizing and running the Retired Nurses Group which meets monthly and hosts several dinners a year. Gloria also joint the Jewish Community in her retirement village where she just completed her second year serving as President.