Gloria Thomas

Gloria O. Thomas (Ochsenreiter)

Monday, November 21st, 1921 - Sunday, December 13th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Gloria Thomas, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Gloria Thomas

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Gloria's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Gloria's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


On Sunday, December 13, 2020, Gloria Thomas (nee Ochsenreiter), age 99, of Westminster, MD passed away at Bethania Assisted Living, her home of almost 6 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles B. Thomas, and mother of Charles B. Thomas, Jr. (Susanna), Catherine C. Moore (Dan), the late Lewis F. Thomas, Gloria Marie Gisriel (Bill) and William J. Thomas (Monica). She is survived by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brother Frank B. Ocsenreiter. She was the last of her generation on both her side and her husband’s side.
Gloria was born November 21, 1921, in Washington, DC the daughter of the late Frank B. and Gloria (Ritcher) Ochsenreiter and served in the United States Marine Corps as a Staff Sargent serving as an air traffic controller during WWII. Gloria and Charles raised their family first in SE Washington, and later in Hyattsville, MD. She was a Prince George’s County Crossing Guard for many years and also was a proficient cake decorator having taught cake decorating for many years as well as selling cakes for all occasions, including weddings.
Gloria moved to Westminster in 1989 with her son, Lewis and was an active parishioner at St. John’s Catholic Church serving on many committees, as well as working at the weekly soup kitchen and Christmas Bazaars.
For many years she was a member of the West End Athletic Club and made many friends with the water aerobics group. Gloria was always active and always greeted everyone with a warm smile. She enjoyed traveling with friends to Europe and throughout the United States.
When her son, Lewis, passed away after a long battle with cancer, she moved to Brightview Westminster Ridge for five years and enjoyed the many friendships she made there. After a fall in 2014, she moved to Bethania where she was beloved by the wonderful staff and cared for until her passing.
The Family will receive friends on Monday, December 21, 2020 from 10-11 AM at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A. 1212 West Old Liberty Road Winfield, MD 21784 (Beside South Carroll High School). Where Catholic Prayer service will begin at 11 AM. Service will be livestreamed starting at 10:50 AM.
Social distancing and mask are required at the funeral home.
Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gloria’s memory can be made to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157.
Arrangements by Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A. Online Condolences at
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gloria O. Thomas (Ochsenreiter), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Gloria

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 21st, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Monday, December 21st, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, PA
    1212 W. Old Liberty Road
    SYKESVILLE, MD 21784
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, December 21st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, December 21st, 2020 11:00am
    Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, PA
    1212 W. Old Liberty Road
    SYKESVILLE, MD 21784
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    13801 Georgia Ave.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Gloria here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence

Mary Jane Pronio

Posted at 11:24pm
Mrs. Thomas,
You were like a second Mother to me. You were always present; always giving. I spent many, many days and nights in your home with Gloria, and I never felt anything but welcomed.

May you rest in peace...

Much Love,
Mary Everson (aka Hookie, Mary Jane Pronio)

Claire Loftus

Posted at 08:39am
Sending you our heartfelt sympathy, love and prayers. It is a comfort that she has been welcomed to the party! The Barbour Family
Flower Image

Claire Loftus purchased flowers and planted a memorial tree for the family of Gloria Thomas. Send Flowers


Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each


Sometimes extenuating circumstances make it difficult to attend a service. Memorial webcasting gives family and friends the opportunity to view a service live, online, from anywhere.

This event may be open-casket and the livestream may contain views of the deceased.

Share by: