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Gloria Cohen Armstrong

August 15, 1932 - March 20, 2020

Services Date March 27, 2020

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Posted by:
Edward McPherson

Posted on:
September 17, 2021

I had the tremendous fortune to know and care for Gloria the last 15 years of her remarkable life. I still find it hard to believe a woman of such strength and determination is no longer with us. Gloria faced her medical issues with the sort of fortitude every doctor wishes for their patient. The spirit with which she faced adversity is a lesson to us all and one I will carry forward. Robert's unending devotion to Gloria and her memory is the ultimate testament to the woman she was. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I got to share with Gloria and Robert and I miss those visits dearly. It warms my heart to see the outpouring of love and admiration on this page and to know that I am just one of many to have shared a special relationship with Gloria. We are all blessed to have known her. May she rest in peace and shine brightly in the afterlife.

Posted by:
Christy Halet

Posted on:
March 20, 2021

A year ago today, a force of nature left this world. It has taken me a year to be able to write this. You are missed every bit as much today as you were a year ago. I haven’t been able to put into words how the loss of beautiful you has impacted life as we know it. I’m not sure that I even can today. I just know that you are felt every single day and your spirit is with us every single time we celebrate a new milestone with your Grandchildren. The loss feels even more enormous during these times, but we know that you are here with us cheering with each new achievement or goal that they or we make. You were and are our biggest cheerleader. I miss your phone calls and your words of encouragement. I even miss your “no filter”way of saying things. You were one of a kind, a glorious mold that was broken when you entered this world. You are talked about all the time. Sometimes we laugh and sometimes we cry, but we ALWAYS remember you with love. Many people know you for many different reasons. We are lucky enough to know you as, Mom, Mother-in-law, and Grandma Glo Glo. These roles you filled with love and joy and most of all a real desire for us to know that you supported us always, even when you didn’t always agree. You have left an imprint on us all that will stay with us forever. The wisdom that you imparted on each one of us is remembered, whether it be during a game of cards, a shopping trip with your Granddaughter, or a phone call to me, just to see how things were going. I will never be able to express all the ways that I am grateful to you, but I truly hope that you knew and know that our hearts will always carry a piece of you. I love you Gloria. You are my #1 Mother-in-law

Posted by:
Sander Halet

Posted on:
March 20, 2021

Today is marks the Yahrzeit for my beloved Mother. Not a day has passed that I am reminded of what a wonderful person she is. As I look upon the candle, I am reminded of how bright her light is within all of us and how bright it was in life.

Posted by:
Ashim Arora

Posted on:
January 7, 2021

It was my pleasure to have Gloria as a patient and friend for many years. She always had a constant zest for life. I am thankful for the fond memories, and she will forever be missed.

Posted by:
Tim & Jennifer Schuh

Posted on:
October 18, 2020

Dear Gloria, While we only became friends and neighbors in the past few years when we moved in beside your home in Thousand Oaks, you and Robert have made a difference in our lives. Over the years - through interactions and the histories and stories we exchanged - we have come to learn the deep, loving, and high character of our neighbors Gloria and Robert that we were lucky to find beside us. You know your dear Robert misses you very much. Hearing the stories over the past few years, we knew that you and Robert found each other later in life than most couples. The adoration and passion we were able to see in your relationship serves to this day as a model for many of the rest of us on how we should strive to be in our own relationships. Regarding your husband - our strong, brave, intelligent, and articulate neighbor – an ex-firefighter who voluntarily gave and risked so much to serve our greater community for decades. Rest well knowing that all of us – family, friends, and neighbors - are here to help Robert as he struggles with the heartbreaking task to adjust to life without you with him every day. We are here to support him, and join him in honoring your memory far into the future. Tim & Jennifer Schuh

Posted by:
Miss Pat Madden

Posted on:
September 28, 2020

Dear Gloria, I know you are listening! We cannot forget those fun times we had at Del Rey Toastmasters meetings & events! Also, all those train rides to Claremont! and the lunches there with friends. Then you and I would go over to the stonewall with the waterfall, to pose for photo's in front of that! I want to thank you for all the phone calls to me while i was injured last year! It was you, with all your health problems?, calling to check up on me! So, now my dear friend, it is time for you to take a rest! We will meet again some day Sincerely , Your Biggest Fan! " Miss Pat" Madden!

Posted by:
Shahram Daneshgar, MD

Posted on:
September 24, 2020

I was one of Gloria's physician for nearly 10 years. In spite of multiple medical problems she had, she was always kind and very pleasant and had a positive attitude When she came for checkups, every one in the office new her and loved her. She trusted me and never argued with the medical plan I suggested. She sent me a gift every Christmas. She and her wonderful husband made me feel it is good to be a physician. I felt very honored to be one of his treating physicians.

Posted by:
Laurie Morey (Homewood)

Posted on:
September 16, 2020

Sweet Gloria! I can't believe you're gone, but not really, right? Meeting you in Del Rey Toastmasters was a lifetime highlight as you helped me feel right at home in our Tiny Naylor's meeting space when I showed up as an impressionable mere 37 and single parent of two. Friendly, bubbly, welcoming, encouraging, and always honest about the state of our beloved Toastmasters Club 2646, you were not to be hindered in your quest for self-expression, and thank goodness you were never shy about sharing your love and compassion for others. Bob and I were honored to stand by you, and you were always with us in so very many Toastmaster events, times we treasure to this day. Your smile and spirit shines through all whose lives you touched, and I'm a better person for having known you. It was our absolute pleasure to be present for your marriage nuptials and I'm so grateful that you met such a great guy with whom to share your life. And thank you, Robert, for including all us crazy "public speakers" with an open heart. Glo, thank you for your sunshine and love - Like a star, Love, Laurie

Posted by:
Nathan Newman

Posted on:
September 9, 2020

I was saddened to hear about the loss of Gloria. She was such an amazing lady that will truly be missed. Please accept my deepest and most heart felt sympathy to Robert and the entire family during this challenging time.

Posted by:
GIRLS AT THE OFFICE OF DR. NATAHAN NEWMAN

Posted on:
September 9, 2020

GLORIA WAS SUCH A PLEASURE TO HAVE IN OUR OFFICE. SHE WAS SO FULL OF LIFE. SHE WILL TRULY BE MISSED. REST IN PEACE GLORIA.

Posted by:
Katrina and Brian Jacobsen

Posted on:
September 7, 2020

Our "Forever Young" Aunt Gloria will live in our hearts forever. Our fun times growing up, visits to her "pad" in Venice and cards filled with kindness will always be remembered. Aunt Gloria was very special and happy times will not be forgotten. Our memories will live forever in our hearts. We love you Aunt Gloria. Heaven now has another angel. We are sending our love and comfort to Robert during these most difficult days.

Posted by:
Kaufman Family

Posted on:
September 7, 2020

My fondest memory of my Aunt Gloria was spending the night at her condo in Venice. We stayed up far too late, listened to music far too loud and Aunt Gloria let us try on all of her jewelry! She introduced us kiddos to whole wheat pasta that night...and then made us something else when none of us could get it down. When she saw her family, she would light up. You couldn't help but smile and laugh when you were with Aunt Gloria. A second favorite memory was having birthdays or anniversaries where she would always hand make her cards. These were always so special because they were made with such love. I will miss you Aunt Gloria, rest easy, and love you very much!

Posted by:
Katie and Nate McNamee

Posted on:
September 7, 2020

Aunt Gloria will always have a positive impact on my life...she was the essence of life and creativity. Aunt Gloria took the time to make hand made cards for everyone's birthday or anniversary. She always remembered important events. Her smile radiated the room. I know the last few years were difficult, yet she never complained. She was always the first to ask how things were in our lives. When asked how she was, she would often reply, "I am okay...." The eternal optimist, she loved coming to family fun times and came up with the craziest presents!. Rest in peace Aunt Gloria. We have a beautiful purple rose in our backyard and each year, it will bloom with beauty and pride in your honor.

Posted by:
bella halet

Posted on:
September 6, 2020

Dear Grandmother My grandmother was a vibrant soul that brought attention from every direction. Whenever she walked into a room all eyes were on her. She made people laugh and have a good time when things were rough. Even though she couldn't get around that easily, she always had determination in her eyes, and nothing could stop her. All she cared about was her family and love for us all. She was so strong in every single way and all the battles she fought were like an everyday task for her. She touched my heart in so many indescribable ways and was a huge stepping stone for me. Whenever something was bothering me she always asked me what was wrong if she could see I was down and I think that sometimes I took that for granted. My life was so impacted by her and how much she supported me. When I had soccer games when I was little she tried so hard to make it even though she would have to roll all the way down the grass in her walker. Every event I would have, big or small, like a dance recital or promotion she would try to make. Whenever I needed new clothes or shoes she would want to spend time with me and go to the mall no matter how hard it would be when she had to use her walker. She made such an effort for the people she loved. Some of my favorite memories were sneaking food into the movie theaters. She would insist that we sneak food in because no one would check her bags because she was too pretty. She put the effort in with me to do crafts and teach me new things that she did back in her day. She always told me, everything gets better and you just have to keep your head straight up. Even though I will never have as big boobs as her, I hope I can have a heart as big as hers. I only knew her for what seemed like 15 short years, but I got to love her and be loved by her for what is going to feel like eternity. I'm going to miss the days that I use to come over and help her clean out her closet, or go through her jewelry or office and her saying how when I grew up I was going to find someone like Poppy that looks after me and loves me endlessly like he does to her. She taught me that I can't let anyone bring me down and in honor of her I have to stay strong. So today, I want to thank her for everything. She would want us all to be happy and know that she is at ease. Thank you to one of the strongest women I know that shaped a part of who I am today. I love you Grandma Glo Glo.

Posted by:
Sheldon Scherwin

Posted on:
August 29, 2020

I am really going to miss our quarterly conversations and your cheery voice

Posted by:
Connie Rinaldi

Posted on:
August 26, 2020

I came to know Robert & Gloria Armstrong through a business transaction about ten years ago. From then on, I would visit them during the holidays to get caught up on the events of their lives and mine. I would bring them a bottle of Italian wine, and then later on a bottle of wine from our backyard vineyard. Gloria always had a gift for me as well. Unfortunately, through those years, she was in the midst of many doctors visits and operations and I am sure during some of those visits she was not feeling her best but she always greeted me with a big smile and had her hair, makeup and her nails done. She was beautiful. It was my pleasure to know her and be a very small part of her grand life.

Posted by:
Holger Fath

Posted on:
August 25, 2020

I remember when I met Gloria at the salon for the first time I knew she was a very special woman with a lots of life in her. She introduced me to the word "pizazz". She always said I need a little more "pizazz" (which means glamorous). She always was in a good mood no matter what the circumstances were. I admire her strength and desire to live to overcome all the health challenges she faced at the end of her life. She wasn't a quitter and never gave up on life and making sure the people in her life felt special. I really enjoyed her and Robert coming to the salon just sharing good times. I will greatly miss that woman and pray that she is resting in peace now. Robert I pray comfort over you and the family. Thanks for all the good times. I will always remember Gloria I miss her! Holger

Posted by:
Fred Weaver

Posted on:
August 25, 2020

I had the privilege of caring for Gloria for a number of years. She was always upbeat, positive and pleasant. What a great disposition she had! She will not be forgotten by the nursing staff, coordinators and her physician. It was a privilege to be involved in her care and our best to Robert and the family as they deal with her loss.

Posted by:
Tim and Laurie Trainor

Posted on:
August 25, 2020

We met Gloria when we were neighbors at Robert's old house in Culver City. It was always nice to see Robert and Gloria when they came by the house. Gloria was always so cheerful and a pleasure to speak with. And it was heartwarming to see how much joy she brought to Robert's life. We regret that we didn't get a chance to know her better. Robert, we're sorry for your loss. You were a devoted and loving husband.

Posted by:
Richard Dennis Schachter

Posted on:
August 24, 2020

Gloria ( Glo Glo ) is one of the most attractive, aggressive, wise, not overly sentimental, classy ladies I have come to know. She was a great inspiration to me in how courageously she handled her last few years in great physical discomfort. Glo Glo lived a multifaceted life with the airlines , as a fashion designer and achieved a Distinguished Toastmaster honor in Toastmasters International, to which she attracted talented new members like a magnet. Gloria was a very capable organizer....I can never forget how she marshalled all the talent in our Toastmaster Club to create prize winning display on our entry boat in the 1992 Christmas Boat parade in Marina del Rey, California. It is a privilege and joy to know this fun loving woman, Glo Glo, and may God bless her soul!

Posted by:
Sheldon & Marie Katz

Posted on:
August 24, 2020

Aunt Gloria was the hippest and grooviest soul there truly ever was. As her quote says, "forever young" really described her aura as she always took such good care of herself. This really was one of the things that I really admired about her, along with her constant thoughtfulness - you can tell that she really set time aside to write her cards and messages as they always had so much meaning. Whenever she would come around, it was always a big deal that Aunt Glo was there. She was not only my favorite aunt, but everyone's too. Rightfully so. I will miss you terribly, Aunt Glo! I know Heaven is an even better place because of you. We love you so much!

Posted by:
Vicki Sparks

Posted on:
August 24, 2020

I met Gloria and Robert when we were neighbors in Thousand Oaks. She always had a positive attitude and was very encouraging is so many ways. She never complained although she must have been in pain many times we talked. We kept in touch even after I moved back to Texas and I will never have neighbors like her and Robert again. She was an inspiration and will be missed by all who knew her. She truly was Forever Young.

Posted by:
Lila Zimmerman

Posted on:
August 20, 2020

Dear Robert, I am so saddened by the loss of my dear friend and your wonderful wife Gloria! I was fortunate to have her as my roommate at a Women's residence house when I attended McDonell School of Design in NYC in 1954/55! Her generosity and thoughtfulness was evident in her concern for me ... always worrying if I had enough money and offering me some from her salary! We often double dated and had one extraordinary evening at the Metropolitan Opera Gala! That night she lent me a fabulous white wool shawl to complete my outfit. She was a very beautiful Woman, but her inner beauty is what defined her as a human being! As I am unable to go shopping due to the pandemic, I have chosen this Monet painting as a condolence card. Monet's Garden is located in Giverny , France and is a place of beauty, serenity , and peacefulness!, all of which I wish for you and your family at this very difficult time! I hope all of you can find solace from your memories of all the wonderful times you shared with my exceptional friend Gloria! With my deepest sympathy... Lila

Posted by:
Dora Guerra

Posted on:
August 18, 2020

I grew to know Gloria over the last 16 months of her life. I started as her caregiver and our bond soon developed into a friendship so dear to me! She was so funny and we had many laughs during our times together! When I think about her, I think about her forthright manner and I chuckle! There was not much that ran through her head that didn't also come out in her words! And as much as she was forthright, she was equally kind. My name is Dora & few people call me Dorie.. She lovingly named me Dorie and would say.. " Dorie,you are my friend"! She worried about me, asked about my family and looked after me as much as I looked after her! I'm going to miss my friend! I'm going to miss our daily chats andI'm going too miss spending my days with her! I was honored to have taken care of her and blessed to have had her in my life! She'll forever have a special place I'm my heart! Every 1st day of Spring ( March 20th) when flowers start to bloom, I will always remember Gloria saying.. " I'm Forever Young " ! Today is August 15th- Her earthly birthday! Happy Birthday "Glo-Glo"- We celebrate you-, a " Very Special Lady". May you Rest In Peace! I Love You! ! Dorie! Following is a Poem for Robert and Gloria and what they meant to each other ! ( My Everything ) You're my Love, my Life Your my Light, my Dark Your my Strength, my Weakness You're my Tears , my Joy The Air that I breathe The Stars In the Sky The Love from the Start The Love that you Bring You're my Soul , my Happiness You're my ups , my downs Your my Heartache , My Pain Your my World The All that I need The reason I try The beat of my Heart Your my Everything !

Posted by:
Richard Peck

Posted on:
August 18, 2020

When Gloria Armstrong aka “ Glo - Glo” departed our world this past March 20th I lost a friend , friendship , and caring and loving camaraderie which will never ever be replaced in my life again. I first met Glo-Glo in 1995 when I joined Marina Del Rey Toastmasters. As stunningly attractive as she was to look at , over these past 25 years she became infinitely more beautiful as my soul mate. Gloria lived her life with an honest and pure passion , spirit, drive , fight , and humor everyday of her life - - but what made her special to me is it was not only for her life but for her friends lives as well. Every 4 months Glo - Glo , our mutual dear friend Richard , and myself would in effect call “ timeout” from life and enjoy an afternoon of brunch , mimosas, and intimate conversation about our lives. They were afternoons of a hell of a lot of Love , Honesty , Laughs, and Hugs. Some of the very best times of my life. I will never get them back but will remember them until I take my last breath. You see , Glo - Glo’s ESSENCE was 100% honesty , compassion , passion, an indomitable fighting Spirit For Life for herself , her family , her friends and in the last many years of her life for her husband Robert who was the love of her life. Her favorite color was the most vibrant and passionate color of the rainbow : Purple. Glo - Glo will always have a special place in my heart AND whenever I see the color purple I see Gloria’s beautiful face and soul while a big smile effortlessly comes to my face. My dear friend Glo - Glo touched my heart.

Posted by:
Eddie Hurt

Posted on:
August 16, 2020

Rest in Peace Gloria. What a lady she was. I met Robert in October of 2013 through a baseball card dealer. I have made the 95 mile trip to Robert and Gloria's house numerous times over the years to do our baseball card thing. During these visits I met Gloria. We got to know each other very well. She was a sweet, kind and gentle woman. I never saw her in a foul mood. She was always positive and upbeat. Always smiling. She let Robert and I have private time to do our baseball card trading. She was gracious in that way. But before I left she would come out and we would have stimulating conversation. In February of 2017 Robert and Gloria made the trip to Orange County where they met my wife Diane. We went to Lucille's BBQ for lunch and had wonderful time. Gloria got to spend some quality time with Diane while Robert and I were in the other room doing our baseball card thing. Of course they hit it off big time. How could they not. What a great day that was. In the end, Gloria, this sweet, kind and gentle lady proved that she was tough as nails. With her illness she was in and out of the hospital for many months. But did she complain about her suffering. No. She only worried about Robert and what she was putting him through. Robert was blessed to have such a strong and tough woman who loved him so much. She only cared about his feelings during this trying time. What a trooper she was. Gloria passed away on March 20, 2020. I miss her dearly. I miss her sweet voice. I miss her smile and her cheerfulness. I have made the trip to Robert's only once since her passing. I missed Gloria, her not being there. There was an emptiness in the house with her gone. Robert, my thoughts and prayers are with you. You lost your best friend. But with all our fond memories of her, she will never be completely gone or forgotten. I miss you Gloria. Rest in Peace in the house of our Lord. We are all coming to be with you sometime soon. Eddie Hurt Laguna Woods, CA

Posted by:
Phil & Carol Katz

Posted on:
August 15, 2020

Gloria Armstrong was a unique and extremely special woman unlike any other person we have ever known. She truly was that “one in a million”. From the day I met her 70 years ago to the present, her energy for life, her enthusiasm and warm affectionate heart made her stand out from all others. She was truly one of a kind. She prided herself in her appearance and was the first person to take physical fitness as a health activity, even before gyms were invented. Her clothing was always on par with fashion and her jewelry was the envy of anyone she met. She looked like a movie star, and acted accordingly with the class and dignity of someone who had “made it”. Gloria loved to laugh and always asked about you, never dwelling on herself. You always felt important in her company. Her generosity was unparalleled and so often she was the life of our family party. She loved her family unconditionally and never judged people. She accepted everyone for exactly who they were. She loved them for their individuality. We loved her right back for the same. Aunt Gloria lived in the moment. She never held ill feeling from the past and was always optimistic about all our futures. She was supportive, loving and never judgmental. What everyone admired about her was her feeling towards running her life the way she wanted…. Not what other people who envied her might state. That was incredible….. not to mention unique. Never afraid of peer pressure, what she said was how she felt. That was so refreshing, especially in these days of political correctness. She was Forever Young. She was the real deal. Not a pretentious bone in her body. What an amazing Aunt to have. All of us strive to have so many of the qualities Aunt Gloria had all her life, especially as we all get older ourselves. She has set the bar that many of us will struggle to emulate. Our Aunt Gloria will be missed in a quite different way than most people who leave this earth. We will easily picture in our minds her vitality, her fashion sense, her sense of humor, her class and her warm heart and compassion for everyone she loved. Time will not erase the memories that are emblazoned in our minds of the utterly amazing and unique women she was. Our loss here on earth will be great, but her presence in heaven will make a lot of people who have left this world the happiest they have been in a long time. They will welcome her home. Some day we all will join her in heaven, and we will be overjoyed to get a big hug along with her infectious smile and be so happy that we are with her once again. God Bless our Aunt Gloria Armstrong.

Posted by:
David Nishina

Posted on:
August 15, 2020

I met Gloria at Del Rey Toastmasters. She was very friendly and gave me a lot of encouragement. I'll never forget her.

Posted by:
Duke & Joanne Molner

Posted on:
August 15, 2020

We are remembering a wonderful person on her birthday! Thank you for your friendship. We miss you.

Posted by:
Ellen Wohl

Posted on:
August 14, 2020

I worked with Gloria and Robert on the elections for several years. I always looked forward to being with them because it was fun in spite of the long hours. Gloria was organized, bright, friendly and warm. She was always " full of life " no matter what physical problems she was dealing with. She will be missed.

Posted by:
Janis Holland

Posted on:
August 14, 2020

I met Gloria and Robert through my mother, Ellen Wohl, helping at the polling place on election day many years ago. Gloria was a very strong woman. I admired the bond between Gloria and Robert. I have also worked with Gloria and Robert over the years as an Optician in Thousand Oaks and always looked forward to their visits. I will miss Gloria.

Posted by:
Rick Riccardi

Posted on:
August 14, 2020

I know that I am only one of many who is missing Gloria today. She was an outstanding informal mentor to me at Toastmasters over the years. Her positive outlook on life was infectious. Her generous attributes were also on display. I was a most fortunate individual for having known her. She was the epitome of class, grace, and unending humor. May she find everlasting peace.

Posted by:
Stephanie Gavin & Family

Posted on:
August 14, 2020

When I think of our Aunt Glo, I recall amazing memories with her at her Venice Beach condo. She let us spend the night, try on her fancy jewelry, and explore the boardwalk together. Our Aunt Gloria was always the most fabulous, fashion forward, and friendly woman who I very much looked up to. She always had a big smile on her face and a very positive attitude no matter what life threw at her. She was always full of so much love and radiance. We miss her so much and wish her a happy heavenly birthday. Our condolences and prayers go to the love of her life, Robert. ??

Posted by:
Samia Karkar

Posted on:
August 14, 2020

Although I met both Robert and Gloria a short time ago, I can see their love for each other. It is heart-warming to see that true love still exists in this world. I meet a lot of people everyday in my profession and Gloria was one of those people you just don't forget. Gloria was such a nice, sweet and caring person. My condolences to Robert and the family, may you find peace in this time of sorrow. God bless you all.

Posted by:
Carolyn Barcinas

Posted on:
August 14, 2020

Gloria was a friend of my late husband. When Arnold became sick with cancer, she was one of the first friends to contact him. During the 8 months of his illness, Gloria often called and, even though she didn't know me, she became a tremendous support during this most difficult time. I soon saw that Gloria was a woman of compassion and strength who really cared about other people. Gloria kept in touch with me after my husband died, sending me beautiful cards which she made herself. When I would talk with her, she always showed interest in what I was doing even though she was struggling with her own health issues. She never complained, but instead had such a positive attitude. I was so saddened to hear of her passing. I will always remember the kindness she showed me, someone she hardly knew but took under her wing during my most difficult time. My deepest condolences to Robert, her loving husband. She loved you so very much, Robert.

Posted by:
Chris and Terry Jacobsen

Posted on:
August 14, 2020

Dear Robert, It is with deep sadness that we heard about Gloria's death. The most vivid memory that we have of this remarkable woman is the love and attention that Gloria gave to both of my parents, Curtis and Martha Jacobsen. Gloria showed a great generosity of spirit, concern, and love. Her cards, flowers and phone calls supported Mom and Dad and lifted their spirits; whether it was during a difficult time, like returning from a hospital stay; or a festive and celebratory occasion like a birthday. During this time of mourning, Terry and I hope that you are comforted with the memory of Gloria's kindness towards others. The love and care that she showered on others has enriched many lives, including ours. Love, Chris and Terry Jacobsen

Posted by:
Albert and Lisa Vartanian

Posted on:
August 13, 2020

We have known the Armstrongs for couple of decades. Gloria was incredibly strong and determined woman. She lived life on her terms and to the fullest! In partnership for life til death did them part Gloria and Robert were the definition of happy couple! Gloria lived life to the fullest and was adored by Robert. Everytime he mentioned her name his face lid up. Her passing was devastating to Robert yet we know Gloria is smiling down and giving Robert the strength he needs to go on!

Posted by:
Lisa Jacobs & Family

Posted on:
August 12, 2020

One of my favorite childhood memories, is when I would visit her with cousins Brian and Kristy, at her Venice Beach ocean front condo. Undoubtably, she had the coolest pad I've ever seen, on the ocean front boardwalk side. She would let Kristy and I try on her costume jewelry. Best dress up time ever! She was always very energetic, and engaged with what was happening in all of our lives throughout the years. Not often do people ask how you are doing, but she was always interested and asked. Big hellos and big good-byes every time, and always made everyone feel comfortable in her presence. Great sense of humor too. Thank you Aunt Gloria for being such a loving Great Aunt to me and my family. We will forever miss your presence here, but will celebrate your life forever. Happy Heavenly Birthday.

Posted by:
ruth lehrfeld

Posted on:
August 12, 2020

I met Gloria almost 60 years ago . We were two single young women who enjoyed each other's company.We shared common life experiences such as dating, marriage, divorce,motherhood, and finally marriages that were fulfilling and enduring' Gloria was amazing. Despite her many , physical challenges, she never complained. She was responsible for my becoming a mother. She found my son,Joshua, whom I adopted. In my last conversation with her ,we both agreed that though we endured many hardships, life turned out fine for both of us. Gloria, I miss you. Have a HAPPY bIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN ! LOVE, Ruth

Posted by:
Jean and Annie Roy

Posted on:
August 12, 2020

Although neither Jean nor I really knew Gloria, we could tell by the way Robert spoke about her that she was a kind and generous woman. There is no doubt in our minds that they were very much in love and that she was the source of Robert’s happiness. May she Rest In Peace.

Posted by:
Roshe Barooni

Posted on:
August 12, 2020

Gloria will be always be remembered as a kind, sweet, diligent lady, who truly cared for her family. We remember how she took care of herself and how important it was to her to get her nails done! we had the opportunity to work with Robert and Gloria and witnessed her intelligence and cooperation. God rest her soul and may she Rest in Peace. May grace of God hover over Robert as he is dealing with her loss... Roshe and Simone

Posted by:
Anil Daya MD

Posted on:
August 11, 2020

Gloria was an amazingly strong spirited, kind, gentle person with loving and caring nature. EVERYONE at our office loved her very much. In spite of her many challenges, Gloria managed to fight right up to the very end. Although her body passed on, Gloria very much lives in our sweet memories. Her beautiful spirit will live forever. It was certainly our honor and privilege to support her during her later years. Gloria taught us to share kindness and love with everyone we connect with. A beautiful soul, indeed.

Posted by:
Bill & Kathy Mueller

Posted on:
August 11, 2020

When the words brave and strong come to mind, it’s a simple step to think of Gloria. Although Bill, aka “the Mule” had already met Gloria, I met her for the first time at their wedding. I recall visiting with her in the private “brides” dressing room. An interesting introduction. She made me feel so comfortable, while preparing for her wedding, only a few minutes away. She told me stories of how she and Robert met, her accident, and the many medical issues that were a part of her life. I listened, in awe, as she recounted stories of illness and surgeries. I could plainly see from her little body that these were stories of suffering and angst and I remember thinking... my god this woman is brave. The ensuing years filled both their lives with friendship and love, and I know that the bravery I first witnessed was a store of comfort to all.

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Bill Tassio & Staff

Posted on:
August 11, 2020

Gloria, You were lovely to work with and you will be missed by the community and all who loved you. Thank you for allowing us into your home and trusting in us to keep your home comfort levels top notch. Our condolences go out to your entire family. Bob, thank you for being a wonderful, loving husband. We will always remember you, Gloria.

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Randy and Linda Jacobsen

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August 10, 2020

Aunt Gloria, forever young. She will be remembered as on who never grew old. Her warm and energetic smile was made of sunshine. Without a doubt, she was the richest of all, as her heart was made of gold. Aunt Gloria loved her family and remembered birthdays with beautiful hand-made cards. Her love knew no bounds. As we approach Gloria's birthday on August 15th, may the heavenly angels sing a joyous happy birthday to her as we all join from earth with love. Rest peacefully my precious Aunt.

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Marilyn Barasch

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August 8, 2020

Gloria was a wonderful classy girl she never grew up very young at heart lots of fun loved to laugh and party with friends and also enjoyed dressing up and she cared a lot about everyone she always asked how’s it going who your dating I will miss her love of life she really was forever young

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Robert Armstrong

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July 10, 2020

My Darling Wife Gloria strongly identified her journey in life with the song..." My Way" ( by Sinatra ). Whenever she heard it played, she would point to herself and say.." That's Me "! When you hear it, you may then well understand and appreciate how this truly indomitable and extraordinary Woman approached her life! The French call it... "De desire pour la vie"...or " Lust for Life"! That is a fervent intent to live a full and rich life , with an eagerness to experience and take advantage of everything that it has to offer... no matter what! Ask any of her family and they will attest to her resolve to overcome any and all tribulations that confronted her! My Gloria was a Force of Nature! She possessed a huge and seemingly unstoppable capacity of strength , energy and influence! You will "NEVER" encounter such a tremendous person that was so self-motivated and having the intense positive outlook and disposition toward's life, with the love and caring concern for others! That's Gloria !! Anyone who was graced with her persona, had their lives greatly enriched! For those of us who loved her so very much, Gloria's beauty and spirit and passion for life will remain with us forever! In our hearts and soul, Gloria will be now and evermore.."UNFORGETTABLE" !!! I love you Sweetheart !!!, and so do all those who were blessed with your presence while on Earth! "Forever Young" !!!.. " Your LaLa" - " Rest In Peace " !!