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Gloria Thomas

Gloria O. Thomas (Ochsenreiter)

Monday, November 21st, 1921 - Sunday, December 13th, 2020
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Obituary

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 www.Burrier-Queen.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

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

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

    Location
    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    Address
    13801 Georgia Ave.
    SILVER SPRING, MD
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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)
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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
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