August 5, 1930 - June 26, 2013
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Gloria Weiss passed away on June 26,2013 in a peaceful and comforting setting, surrounded by family and friends. After the removal of the respirator, she was able to talk to them. They held her hand and repeatedly told her they loved her. She smiled a broad smile and said, "I love you all" several times.
Born Gloria Grossman at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles on August 5, 1930. She graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1948 and attended UCLA where she met her future husband, Arthur Leon Weiss. They were married on June 29,1952, and after service in the US Army, the couple returned to Los Angeles where Art began his dental practice, eventually settling in Encino, California.
Gloria was a devoted wife and mother of three children. For Gloria, the focus of her life was family, friends, and a well maintained house (her friends would joke that she had a cleaning sponge permanently attached to her right hand). Gloria was an avid tennis player and succeeded to the rank of master in bridge .She was a devoted sports fan and Dodger Blue apparel was prominent in her closet. In the 1970's, she was a docent for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and then assisted her husband at his dental office until his death in 1993.Her other hobbies were reading and writing. She enjoyed and appreciated travelling and was fortunate to visit almost all the continents of the world. But her favorite spot was always Maui, Hawaii, where she vacationed with her extended family almost every summer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Esther and Milton Grossman, her brother and his wife, Jerry and Ruth Paris, her husband of 40 years, Arthur Weiss, and her daughter-in-law, Almuth Weiss. Gloria is survived by her three children; Darcy and Jill Weiss Domoney of Leawood, Kansas, Daniel Weiss of Tel Aviv, Israel, and Adam Weiss and his wife Robin Michaelis of Overland Park, Kansas, as well as four grandchildren; Sarah Kultgen of Kansas City, Missouri, John Kultgen of New York City, and David and Andrew Weiss of Leawood, Kansas.
The family will have a private memorial to celebrate Gloria's life. The family also suggests donations in her memory to the
. Any written correspondence can be sent to Jill Domoney, 12806 Pembroke Circle, Leawood, Kansas, 66209.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on June 28, 2013