Gloria (Llorente) Kranich (1926 - 2018)

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Gloria Llorente Kranich passed away July 2, 2018 in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

She was born February 14, 1926 in San Francisco, CA to Abdon Llorente of Manila, Philippines and Dolores Miranda Llorente of Los Angeles, CA.

When Mrs. Kranich was four years old, the family relocated to Manila, Philippines. She lived there for 11 years until the Philippine government sent her father and his family to fill a post in the Philippine Legation in Washington, D.C.

After WWII, Gloria married James Harold Kranich and was married to him for 60 years until he passed January 20, 2009.

They had three children who survive her passing, Christine Kranich Kane of Litchfield Park, AZ, James Harold Kranich Jr. and wife Jane Kranich of Colorado Springs, CO, and Frances Ellen Kranich and wife Tina Gallegos of Upland, CA; her brother, Abdon Llorente Jr. of Henderson, NV; her grandson, James H. Kranich III and wife Catrina Kranich of Goodyear, AZ; and three great-grandchildren, Jordan Kranich, Isabella Kranich, and Alexander Kranich, all of Goodyear, AZ.

Mrs. Kranich was a homemaker, realtor, Girl Scout Leader (12 years), PTA President (four years), PTA Board member (23 years), Publicity Chairman for Prince Georges County PTA (four years), Town Clerk for Forest Heights, MD (four years), and member of the Democratic Party of Maryland and Virginia. She sang alto with the National Cathedral Choral Society (five years), the Front Royal Oratorio (four years), and numerous church choirs.

A memorial service will be held at the Strasburg Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21. Burial will immediately follow in Riverview Cemetery.

A reception will follow at The Hotel Strasburg.

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Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Kranich.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on July 11, 2018