Gloria L. Philhower
AGE: 86 • Sparta
Gloria L. Philhower (Zimmerman) went home to the Lord, on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. She was 86. Gloria was born in Boonton, NJ to Albert and Adna (Porter) Zimmerman. She has resided in Sparta for over 30 years, previously of Denville, NJ.
Gloria was a homemaker, and previously worked as a secretary for Capaxco of Denville. She attended First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, and a former member of the Denville Veterans of Foreign War POST 2519 Ladies Auxiliary, and American Legion POST 0390 Gold Star Mother, as a mother whom has lost a child in a war. Gloria was a member of the Dawn Center for Independent Living and the NJ Foundation for the Blind, both in Denville.
Predeceasing her is her husband Charles William Philhower in 1996, and her son; CW Philhower, Jr. in 1965. Surviving Gloria are two sons; Timothy of Red Feather, CO. and Keith of Flanders, NJ. A daughter; Susan Gandenberger and her husband William of San Marcos, CA. Six grandchildren: Jennifer and Bethany Philhower; Stephen, Peter, Mark and Emily Gandenberger, and six great grandchildren. Friends and family are invited 10 AM Wednesday, Jan. 30 to First Presbyterian Church of Sparta for a Memorial Service. Arrangements are being handled by Goble Funeral Home 22 Main Street, Sparta, NJ 07871. Memorial Contributions may be made in Gloria's name to: Dawn Center for Independent Living 30 Broad Street Denville, NJ 07834 or The NJ Foundation for the Blind 230 Diamond Spring Rd Denville, NJ 07834.