In Loving Memory of Gladys Waller
Gladys WallerJefferson Township, PA February 9, 1921 ~ July 19, 2017 Date of Service: July 22, 2017
Gladys Waller, 96, of Lake Spangenberg, died July 19, 2017. She was the wife of William J. Waller, Sr., who preceded her in death April 3, 2002.
Born in Nanticoke on February 10, 1921 to Peter and Lottie Maczuga, Gladys graduated from Nanticoke High School and moved to Connecticut where she attended Madame Fenwick’s Beauty School and received her hairdressing license along with her husband and opened William’s Beauty Shop in Scranton, where they lived and worked until their retirement. Gladys reminisced of her relationships with customers and friends at the beauty shop most fondly.
She achieved her dream “cottage and garden at the lake” living her retirement years at the lake with her dog and cat surrounded by her beloved grandchildren, Robin and Kristopher.
Gladys was a devoted Catholic, attending Mass at St. Eulalia’s Church with her family was the highlight of her week.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Gladys was full of charm, wit, and humor, always ready to “speak her mind”.
She is survived by a son, William J. Waller, Jr. and his wife Carol, Lake Spangenberg, daughter Christina Barrett and her husband Thomas, Clark Summit, granddaughter Robin and Jonathan and great granddaughter daughter Lucia Logan, Oakland, Ca., grandson Kristopher and Shannon and great grandchildren Sabine and Jacob Boynosky, Minneapolis, Mn.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Albena Gzemski, Genevieve Kaminski and Ruth Giniel.
The funeral will be Saturday with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Eulalia’s Church, Blue Shutters Rd., Roaring Brook Township. Friends may call Saturday morning in the church from 9:00am until the time of mass. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. Those who wish to honor her memory should plant a flower to admire- one of her cherished pastimes.