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Gloria Vitanza Basile 1922 - 2004

Date of Death, September 29, 2004. Beloved mother of Louis Basile of Tahoe City, California and grandmother to Tony, Jordan, Michele and McKayla Basile. Born in Westfield, New York, Gloria was raised in Jamestown, New Jersey. She moved her family to San Jose, California where she owned and operated several women's apparel shops and bridal salons. Having moved to Beverly Hills, California, she owned and operated a bridal salon before pursuing a career in acting and writing.

Gloria authored 13 best selling novels and wrote a song entitled "Ballad of One Eyed Jacks" for a motion picture, "One Eyed Jacks", starring Marlon Brando. Gloria was a member of the American Authors Guild and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. A few of her outstanding novels were "The Godson", "The Manipulators Trilogy" and "Global 2000 Trilogy". She is listed in the library of congress in Washington D.C. as a contemporary author.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents Alphonso and Josephine Vitanza of Jamestown, New York and her sisters Frances Macharella and Rosiland Schiros of San Jose, California.

A memorial service will be held at Lake Tahoe in Carnelian Bay on Sunday, October 10, 2004.
Published in San Jose Mercury News on Oct. 12, 2004
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