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Gloria J. Smith

September 22, 1950 May 21, 2012
Gloria J. Smith
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Obituary for Gloria J. Smith

Gloria J. Smith, a long time resident of Clawson, died May 21, 2012 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. She was 61 years old. Gloria was born September 22, 1950, in Ferndale, to Elizabeth (nee Igielski) and Franklin Marks.

Gloria graduated from Kimball High School, Royal Oak, in 1968 and was a food service assistant with Country Day Lower School. She was a member of St. Columban Church in Birmingham and a former member of The Red Hat Society.

Gloria enjoyed camping, reading, and gardening but especially enjoyed being a grandma. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, she was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

Gloria is survived by her beloved husband, Robert and children, Lori (Scott) Bala and David (Heidi) Smith. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Alyssa, Kimberly, Joseph, Hunter and Monae, mother, Elizabeth Marks, and siblings, Kathleen (Alan) Moir, Frank (Carol) Marks, Frances (Bob) Maliszewski, and Tom Marks. Gloria is preceded in death by her father, Franklin Marks.

Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Roads) Thursday 2-8pm with prayers at 7pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Columban Church, 1775 E. Melton, Birmingham, Friday 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am. Interment in Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak.

Memorials appreciated to the American Lung Association, 25900 Greenfield Road, Suite 610, Oak Park, Michigan 48237.

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