Gloria Jean Zalewski

March 25, 1942 ‒ July 23, 2019

Sunbury, Ohio

Gloria Jean Zalewski, age 77, of Sunbury, passed away Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 25, 1942 to the late William and Dorothy (Cline) Bende.  Gloria graduated from Steubenville High School in1960. She married the love of her life, Tom Zalewski, in July of 1961. In addition to being a homemaker, Gloria worked for 26 years as a bookkeeper for Greenberg Jewelers in Steubenville.

Gloria enjoyed baking and taking care of others, especially her grandchildren. Described by family as an energetic, loving, and humble person, she could play a mean game of ping pong in her day. Gloria’s greatest achievement (with husband Tom, Sr’s. help, of course) was raising Tom, Jr. and seeing him establish a successful family of his own.

Along with her loving husband of 58 years, Gloria is survived by son Tom (Lisa) Zalewski, Jr., Sunbury, brother Jerry (Millie) Bende, Powell, and grandchildren Kristen and Samantha. In addition to her parents, Gloria was preceded in death by sister Joyce Dotson.

Friends may call Thursday, July 25th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61 at St. Rt. 3 in Sunbury. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, July 26th at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 9633 E. St. Rt. 37 in  Sunbury. Father Paul Noble will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Gloria’s memory to: SourcePoint of Delaware at: Condolences and special memories may be shared at The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Zalewski family.

  • Gloria was one of the most beautiful people I have ever met. She was very kind, caring and always had a smile on her face that she would then pass on to me when I saw her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Rest In Peace Gloria…

  • I am so sad to hear this news as I saw it in the Steubenville Diocese news. She was the best friend and I will always remember the good times we had together. May she rest in peace.