Gloria Rosenberg passed away on November 17, 2020 from complications of lung cancer. She was 79 years old.
Gloria was born on September 25, 1941, to Morris and Lena (nee Glazer) Goldstein, in New York City. She grew up in Washington Heights with fond memories of life in Manhattan and dear friends she made in high school and remained in touch with throughout her life. She attended Hunter College in New York where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and then Yeshiva University graduate school where she studied mathematics and education. She taught mathematics at PS 135 Junior High School in Bronx, NY for 7 years.
She was introduced to her husband, Leo Rosenberg, also a Hunter College student, by a mutual friend. They were married on Christmas Eve, 1966, in the midst of a snowstorm, although it is told the wedding went off without a hitch. Their first home was in Riverdale, NY where they had their first and only child, Melanie. They later moved to Rockland County, NY where they lived until Leo passed away in 2014. Gloria worked as a comptroller for several companies until she retired in 2008, and continued to enjoy tutoring in math. When not working she enjoyed knitting and crocheting, doted on her pet cats, and was an avid Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie mystery buff. She and Leo enjoyed their travels together over the years.
Gloria moved to Chevy Chase, MD in 2015 to be closer to family, allowing her to spend a lot of time with Melanie, her son-in-law Dave, and her beloved grandchildren Cole and Layla. Her greatest joy was to be around her family, enjoying holiday meals together, thoughtfully picking out gifts her family would love, and decorating her apartment with drawings and paintings from her grandchildren. She remained a devoted friend to many despite being far in distance and greatly valued their support especially during the hard times she went through.
Gloria will be remembered for her positive outlook, sense of humor and love for her friends and family. She cared lovingly and selflessly for her parents, brother and husband in their times of illness and passing. She faced diagnoses of breast cancer and later lung cancer, twice, with determination, strength and hope. Her presence with us will be deeply missed, her memory forever cherished, and her strength an inspiration to all of us.
The family asks that you please do not send flowers.
A memorial service will be held at Cedar Park Cemetery in Oradell, NJ on Monday, November 23.
If you would like to make a contribution in Gloria's memory, please consider donating to the American Cancer Society, or to Montgomery Hospice https://montgomeryhospice.org/, or other organization helping patients with cancer and their loved ones.
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