Obituary

Gloria  Smith
Gloria Smith

July 7, 1925 - March 15, 2019
Born in Detroit, Michigan
Resided in Sterling Heights, Michigan
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Gloria Smith (Bach), age 93 of Sterling Heights, passed away at her daughter’s home on March 15, 2019, surrounded by her family.

Wife of the late Alfred J. “Bud” Smith. Mother of Paul (the late Janet) Smith, Rochelle (Joseph) Varani, Nanette (Leonard) Gadzinski, Yvonne (John) Neimeyer, and Michelle (Douglas) Heide. Grandmother of Lisa (Scott) Nobel, Craig (Amy) Bartalino, Lindsey (Troy) Smith-Mann, Sarah (Matt) Duco, Lenny Gadzinski, Holly Gadzinski, and Jeffrey (Stacey) Varani. Great-grandmother of Kailyn, Jack, Shelby, Irene, Zeke, Michael, Malachi, Selah, Micaiah, and Mia. Great-great-grandmother of Sonya. Godmother of many including Norman Michael Bach and Doreen Dwyer. Sister of the late Shirley (Bach) Presti and Leon “Buddy” Bach. Great-aunt of Dean (Denise) Bach and the late Keri Eckman and many loved in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Gloria was a devout catholic and a member of St. Michael Catholic Community in Sterling Heights. She was always front and center at 4:30 pm Mass every Saturday. She prayed daily for her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband who was the love of her life. They were married at Holy Name Church in 1944. They spent most of their married life in Detroit as members of St. Jude Catholic Church. Gloria enjoyed singing in their choral club and helping with various school mom projects. After her children were all in school, she was an executive secretary at Winkelman Stores, Inc. in their main office until she retired in 1990. During her retirement she enjoyed her grandchildren. In her travels when she visited the families, she carried treats in her car for all of the pets. The pets were spoiled at Christmas time. This was just her way. She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and of course watching her favorites Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and Golf.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Road at Masonic, Warren. Rosary 7:00 pm. Instate Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 10:30 am until time of funeral Mass 11:00 am at St. Michael Catholic Community, 40501 Hayes Road, Sterling Heights.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Scleroderma Foundation would be appreciated.

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Visitation
A.H. Peters Funeral Home of Warren
32000 Schoenherr Road,
Warren, MI US 48088
Monday, March 18, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rosary
A. H. Peters Funeral Home of Warren
32000 Schoenherr
Warren, MI US 48088
Monday, March 18, 2019
7:00 PM - 7:20 PM
Instate
St. Michael Catholic Community
40501 Hayes,
Sterling Heights, MI US 48313
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Funeral Mass
St. Michael Catholic Community
40501 Hayes,
Sterling Heights, MI US 48313
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Private Burial
Mt. Olivet Cemetery
17100 Van Dyke Avenue,
Detroit, MI US 48234
Tuesday, March 19, 2019