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Gloria J. Merryman

  • On October 13, 2020

Gloria J (Steinkirchner) Merryman passed from this world on October 6, 2020. The wife of the late Milton E. Merryman was 89 years old.

She had   3 brothers and 2 sisters: Omar, Frank, Dorothy, Bertha, and Richard.  Her children, Shauna Browne, Randy Merryman, and Laurie Zickgraf (Bill) cared for her in her final days as she bravely fought a battle with cancer.

She will be missed by her grandchildren: Billy (Stacy), Jennifer, Josh, Mary, Rachel, Autumn, Becky, and Sarah and her great grandchildren: Megan, Lily, Gianna, Logan, Julie, Max, Chase, Aaliyah, and Jade.

Gloria, known as Dude to her family loved to spend time in her garden, read murder mysteries, watch movies, and write in her journal.  She became a member of the Presbyterian Church of Coraopolis after the Moon Run Presbyterian Church was closed.  Gloria spent her time planting and caring for the flowers around the bell at the Coraopolis church.

Mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, wife, friend. She was a kind and generous spirit. Her fierce independence and sharp sense of humor will be missed.

As her time on this earth grew to a close she told her family that she had had a good life and she was ready for the move to the next world.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Presbyterian Church of Coraopolis.

Arrangements entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, Robinson Township.

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S Likavec
  • Oct 13 2020
Condolences to the family. I met Gloria at a Cloverleaf function, World Vision. We shared a love for dogs & we always discussed her beloved, Buddy.
Karen Ball
  • Oct 14 2020
Oh Aunt Dude, how much I miss you!! You were truly the best person I have ever known. You were my mentor, teacher, and friend. I always told everyone that when I grew up, I wanted to be just like you. Your were a once in a life time person that I was incredibly blessed to have in my family. When you would hug me, I knew I was home. You were one of God's special ones. The ones He knew would work hard, laugh often, and would get the job done. I know the minute you saw Him you heard those wonderful words: Well done good and faithful servant. I can't wait for the day when I see you again!! I purpose in my heart to honor your goodness and loving service to others.