Gloria Margaret Bednar passed away on October 5, 2021, at the age of 93.
Born and raised in Hillside, she spent most of her life in Boonton where she and her husband raised their family.
Gloria was a Registered Nurse and was the resident nurse at Green Acres in Boonton where she and her husband lived while they were building a home of their own. She also worked at St. Barnabas Medical Center and Riverside Hospital before becoming the Supervisor at the Greater New York Blood Center. She was a voracious reader and also loved to travel, taking trips to Europe, the Holy Land, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and Israel. Her greatest joy was simply spending time with her family. She was also a longtime member of St. Cyril & Methodius Church in Boonton.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, William G. Bednar in 2012.
She was also predeceased by her sons Bryan X. Bednar in 2000, and Bruce D. Bednar in 2015.
Gloria is survived by her loving son Robert and his wife Jan Bednar of Long Valley, and her daughters-in-law Kathleen Bednar of Denville and Dawn Bednar of Long Valley. She is also survived by her grandchildren David and his wife Larissa Bednar of Piscataway, Mark and his wife Jessica Bednar of Hillsborough, Timothy Bednar of Long Valley, Ryan Bednar of Denville, Nicole and her husband Michael Cordes of Hackettstown and Michael Bednar of Long Valley as well as her great grandchildren Maeve and Lucy Bednar.
A Liturgy of Funeral Mass will be held on Monday October 11, 2021, at 11:00AM at St. Cyril & Methodius Church 215 Hill St. Boonton, NJ 07005. Interment services will follow at St. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery Pine St. Boonton, NJ under the direction of Norman Dean Home for Services 16 Righter Ave Denville, NJ 07834 www.normandean.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gloria's memory to: Sisters of Christian Charity, Retirement Fund by way of inmemof.org.