Gladys M. Schlossman
1908 - 2019
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Gladys M. Schlossman

Born: February 7, 1908; in Chicago, IL

Died: March 3, 2019; in Crystal Lake, IL

Gladys Schlossman, of Crystal Lake, passed away at the age of 111 on Sunday, March 3, 2019, surrounded by dear friends at Sunrise Senior Living.

Gladys was born on February 7, 1908, to Jacob and Lena (nee Hershkowitz) Moskowitz in Chicago. Gladys grew up in Chicago, and lived there her entire life until the 1970's when she moved to Crystal Lake.

She attended Northwestern University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While at Northwestern she was accepted into Delta Mu Delta, an international business honor society recognizing academic excellence. She was also inducted into Phi Chi Theta fraternity, a co-ed society in business and economics. In addition, Gladys was a member of the American Society of Women Accountants.

Gladys was meticulous with numbers and detail so her career began as an accountant. She joined a firm where she met the love of her life, Arthur Schlossman. They were married on November 14, 1931, and enjoyed 63 years of marriage until his death on January 25, 1995.

One of Gladys's interests besides being an avid reader, was traveling. Her travel companions were mainly her three sisters, but most often just her sister Laura. Together they toured Europe and the United States. Winters were spent in Florida with her husband Arthur.

In the 1970's, Gladys decided to learn bridge and from taking one class at MCC, she became one of the outstanding bridge players in McHenry County. She was a founder of the Crystal Lake Seniors Bridge Club, coordinating the Thursday bridge game and tournaments, as well as a monthly game and luncheon at The Fountains. Bridge was "her game" and she played until her death. Because of her knowledge and expertise, Gladys mentored countless players in the game. She also spent many years in a Pinochle group.

Gladys is survived by her nieces, Marilyn Jackman and Donna Robitaille, both of Palm Desert, California and many close friends in Crystal Lake.

Besides her parents and husband, Gladys was preceded in death by her sisters, Laura Meyer, Helen Hoerer, and Hannah Rosenthal.

Services and interment will be private at Waldheim Cemetery, Forest Park. Memorials may be in Gladys's name to Senior Service Associates, 110 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake.

Arrangements were entrusted to Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in Northwest Herald from Mar. 8 to Mar. 10, 2019.
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March 11, 2019
Gladys was one of my very first patrons when I started at the library. She was so kind and patient as my newbie self fumbled through our transaction. Rest in peace, lovely lady.
Janet Windeguth
March 10, 2019
I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Gladys several years ago when I would deliver books and media to her home. What a kind person, she always had a smile for me. We would have the best conversations. She eventually met my family. I was blessed to have known her. Rest in peace Gladys.
Paula Anderson
March 10, 2019
Paula Anderson
March 8, 2019
Our sympathies to Gladys' nieces on her passing. We've know Art & Gladys since the 1980's when they rented our home in Port Richey, FL for the winters. They became good friends of our relatives both in FL and Woodstock. She was a kind & gracious woman who sent us Christmas cards while living in her Crystal Lk. condo until several years ago when we lost touch after her move. Ken & Jeanette DeVogelaere
Jeanette DeVogelaere
March 8, 2019
Gladys will be missed as a long time member of the Crystal Lake Senior Citizens Club. I will miss her as my oldest computer student for the last 20 years. I would help her setup bridge records spreadsheets and maintain her computer.
Bill & Mary Ellen Markison; Pres CLSCC
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