GLORIA J. BOBYAK, 72, OF PENNSBURG Gloria J. (Kulp) Bobyak, 72, of Pennsburg, died December 6, 2011, in St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem. She was the wife of John C. Bobyak celebrating 40 years of marriage on October 9. Born in Pennsburg, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Helen (Bauer) Kulp. She worked for over 30 years at Knoll Inc. retiring as the Manager of Technical Resources of Textiles in 2005. She was a lifelong member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and was the co-chairman for the past several years of the
of Upper Perkiomen; a member of the Vintage Gals Club and a 1957 graduate of Pennsburg High School. She will be sadly missed by her husband; six children, Peter Bobyak and wife, Terri of Long Branch, NJ; Rhoda Hettrick of Perkiomenville; Kristen Hettrick of Pennsburg; Randall Hettrick and wife, Doris of Seisholtzville; Ron Hettrick of Green Lane, and Joanna Walter and husband, Thomas of Pennsburg; siblings, Richard Kulp and wife, Dorothy of Pennsburg; Gerald Kulp and wife, Gladys of Gilbertsville; Jeanette Hettrick of Pottstown; Priscilla Byndas of Pottstown, and Darlene Grubb and husband, Roy of Pennsburg; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by a son, John Bobyak, and a brother, Leonard Kulp Sr. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, 222 Washington Street, East Greenville, with the Rev. Robert A Roncase officiating. Burial follows in Holy Cross Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and also 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Share memories and offer condolences at www.mannslonakerfuneralhome.com
. The family requests memorial contributions in her memory to the
of Upper Perkiomen, c/o
, PO Box 75, Pennsburg, PA 18073.