Gloria Lombard passed away peacefully April 30, 2011, after a battle with cancer.
She was born in New York City, N.Y., on December 5, 1934. After marrying and starting a family, she moved to Amityville on Long Island, N.Y. She eventually migrated to Palm Coast, Fla., where she resided for the past 19 years. She came to Dallas in the last month of her life to be with family.
In addition to raising her two children, she enjoyed several stints of rather diverse employment, including salesperson, school librarian, and liquor store owner and operator. However, she will best be remembered for her zest for life and her infectious personality. Those who came in contact with her will never forget her.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two older sisters.
She is survived by a daughter, Dr. Sharon Lombard, an anesthesiologist in Dallas, and her husband, Dr. J. Ronald McRipley; a son, Michael Lombard, in Silver Springs, Md.; grandchildren, Veronica McRipley, New York City, N.Y.; Alyson McRipley, Dallas; and Jasmine Garioni, Silver Springs, Md.; as well as and her friend and ex-husband, Julian Lombard.
Arrangements are being handled by Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke.