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Doris J. Gloekler

Doris Jean Gloekler, 91, was reunited with her beloved husband Bernie, on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 . The beloved daughter of Stephen and Sophie (Lewandowsk), she was born on October 25, 1921 in Erie, Pa. On September 28, 1946 she married her loving husband, Bernard Gloekler and they had celebrated sixty-five years of marriage prior to his death on August 15, 2011. Doris had worked for Farmer's Bank and Happy Hearts School. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and golfing with her husband; and was very active in the Women's Guild of St. Joseph's Church. Her true passion and calling was that of a wife, mom, grandma, great grandma, and teacher. Doris suffered a stroke on July 3, 1997 and from that day on she was lovingly cared for by the best person in the world, her beloved husband, Bernie. He was dedicated, encouraging, and selfless in his care for her. She taught everyone around her that through adversity comes triumph; you can still show your family love, hope and encouragement through the most simple of actions and words. Her familiar "Boy Oh Boy" told you everything; whether she was frustrated, in pain, or happy to see you. Doris' legacy to her friends and family will be one of strength through adversity, love through loss, and her unquestioning faith. Her survivors include her sons, B. Thomas (Regina) of Concord and Dr. Norman (Nancy) of Ashtabula; grandchildren, Kristen (Andrew) Beach, and Jason, Lindsey, and Lauren Gloekler; great-grandchild Ethan Beach; brother, Thomas Francis of Erie, Pa. She was preceded in death by two sons, Lawrence and Robert; and her parents. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012 at the Zaback- Ducro Funeral Home, 500 West Prospect Rd., Ashtabula. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Our Lady of Peace Parish, St. Joseph Church Worship Site, 3312 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula. Rev. Ernesto Rodríguez, preside with Mrs. Gloekler's nephew and godson, Fr. Dan Arnold, concelebrating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 or St. Joseph Church, 3312 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004. Zaback-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. www.ducro.com


Published in the Erie Times-News on Dec. 19, 2012
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