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Gloria Neumann Byke

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Gloria Neumann Byke, 90, of Pasadena, CA passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017. She was born in Brooklyn, NY. The daughter of the late Carl J. Neumann and Minnie W Neumann. She was a graduate of the Cathedral School of St Mary's, Garden City, N.Y. She graduated with Advanced Standing from Bradford Jr. College in Haverhill, MA, and earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri College of Arts and Sciences in 1948. She was a member of Psi Chi the International Honor Society in Psychology and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. During her professional career, she was the assistant to the Fashion Director at I Miller in New York City. She also held various other creative positions at companies in Seattle, WA, and Los Angeles, CA. In 1980, she married her husband, Ronald M Byke, and they settled down in Pasadena, CA. She was a longtime member of the San Marino League, and was a docent at the Huntington Library under the tutelage of Mary B Hunt. Her husband, Ron, predeceased her in 2003, as well as her sister, Barbara N Torrey. She is survived by her sister, Carol N Schenck, of Hendersonville, NC; her six nephews: Scott N Schenck (Roberta), Christopher A. Schenck, Robert Torrey Jr (Monica), Kenneth Torrey (Chris), Pastor Raymond Torrey (Kathy), and the Reverend Bruce Torrey (Kathi). There will be a memorial reception held in Hendersonville, NC, with the location and date to be announced at a future time. Memorials may be made to the Villa Gardens, 842 E Villa St, Pasadena, CA 91101, the Book Worms of the Assistance League of Los Angeles, 826 Cole Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038, or The San Marino League. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 31, 2017
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