Gladys M. Shripka, 91, of Red Bank, passed away on April 9 at her beloved beach cottage in Cutchogue, New York, with her loving son Harold by her side.
Born in 1924, in Brooklyn, New York, and resided there until 1993 when she moved to Red Bank. She dedicated her life to raising her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Gladys was always omnipresent in the lives of her family and friends. Her love for her family and friends will not soon be forgotten.
Gladys was predeceased by her husband, Lieutenant Harold F. Shripka (US Navy) in 1954; and her daughter, Susan M. Wieczerzak in 1996.
She is survived by son, Harold Shripka and his wife Donna of Fernandina Beach, Florida; her grandchildren, Thomas Wieczerzak (Diana), Timothy Wieczerzak (Tracy), Suzanne Mahan (Brian), Amy Taylor (Brandon), Fred Murray, Brian Shripka, Allison Shripka, Theresa George and Christine Saggese; her nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank, on Thursday, April 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James Church, 94 Broad St., Red Bank, on Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m. Interment to immediately follow at St. Charles Cemeter y, Farmingdale, New York.
Memorial donations may be made to Gold Star Wives of America, Washington DC Office, 200 North Glebe Rd., Room 425, Arlington, VA 22203-3755 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.