SPARTA - Gloria M. (Birkland) Smith went home to the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Bristol Glen in Newton. She was 92.
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Gloria was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Andrew and Johanna (Strom) Birkland. She resided for more than 50 years at Lake Mohawk, and was a homemaker. Gloria was predeceased by her husband, Jerry, in 1977, a daughter: Francine in 1985, a son; Donald in 2005 and a granddaughter Shaundra in 2009. Surviving her is a grandson, Michael Mlekoday, of Naples, Fla.; a granddaughter, Michelle Kieser, of Fridley, Minn., and four great-grandchildren, Spencer, Ryan, Joseph and Jessica.
Private arrangements are being handled by Goble Funeral Home, Sparta.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Jan. 28, 2013