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Gloria M. Barlik

February 9, 1929 - December 11, 2016

Burial Date December 11, 2016

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Gloria M. Barlik, 87, of Old Forge and formerly of Duryea, died peacefully on Sunday, December 11th, at Riverside Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Taylor, where she had been a guest for six months.
Born in Pittston on February 9, 1929, she was the only child of the late Louis and Constance Mazurkevich. She was a graduate of Duryea High School, class of 1946. Gloria was married to John S. Barlik on July 9, 1949. They were married for nearly 47 wonderful years until his death on July 8, 1996. Together, in Duryea, they lovingly raised their family, worked together at all the church functions and were blessed with many wonderful friends. She moved to Old Forge in 2002, where she enjoyed cooking and baking for everyone and loved to garden. Her grandchildren were her world and she will be remembered and missed forever.
Gloria was a member of the Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea, and its Confraternity of Christian Women. An excellent seamstress, she worked in the local garment industry for 32 years and was an active member of the I.L.G.W.U.
She is survived by her children, John Barlik of Hughestown, Constance Sworen and husband George of Old Forge, and Francis Barlik and wife Erin of Hanover Twp.; her grandchildren, John Barlik of Hughestown, George Sworen of Old Forge, Matthew and Sofie Barlik, both of Hanover Twp.; and also nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Paulette (Capitano) Barlik, on October 9, 2009.
Her family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the nurses and staff of Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for the excellent care and love given to their mother.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Wednesday at 10:15AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with an 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Rosary Church, Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 127 Stephenson Street in Duryea, to be celebrated by Rev. John Polednak, Pastor. Interment, parish cemetery.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday between 9-10:15AM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gloria’s name to Holy Rosary School, c/o 125 Stephenson Street, Duryea, 18642.