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Gladys Springer Bartocci

September 13, 1938 - November 14, 2021

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Gladys (Springer) Bartocci, age 83, a Moosic native and a longtime resident of South Scranton, passed away November 14th at Geisinger Community Medical Center, after an illness. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, William (Bill) F. Bartocci, Jr., on December 31st, 2020.
Born in Moosic on September 13, 1938, and daughter of the late Jacob and Nora E. Springer, Gladys was a graduate of the former Moosic High School.
Upon marriage to Bill, she would begin her family by raising her adored daughter, Gail. She eventually worked at Carol’s Restaurant in Taylor before working in the cafeteria for the Riverside School District. She last worked in the local catering industry, a fitting job considering how amazing of a cook she was. From cannolis to raviolis, her food was both amazing and plentiful especially while hosting her traditional holiday dinners.
Her greatest talent was a natural one. She was a self-taught pianist who served as the organist for her church, the Moosic Assembly of God, for decades. From her childhood to her elder days, she never lost her passion to “tickle the ivories.”
Also a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Gladys will forever be missed by her loving family and friends. She was a devoted wife, mother and sister.
She is also survived by her only daughter, Gail Bosak and husband Tom, of Archbald; her sister, Shirley Howard of Oxford, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.
Siblings, Robert Springer and Loretta Gretz, also preceded her in death.
Her daughter would like to acknowledge and thank those who went above and beyond with their care and compassion throughout Gladys’ illness, especially her dear Ron (aka “Bob”), Casey, Roseann, Frank, Trish, Jess, Ben, Kim, Ashley, Michelle and Mel. She would especially like to thank Joanne, who was beyond a personal caregiver but someone who Gladys certainly considered another daughter.
Funeral services are scheduled for Monday at 11:00 AM in the Moosic Assembly of God Church, 477 North Third St., Moosic, to be celebrated by Rev. David O’Brien, longtime Pastor. Burial will follow at the Italian-American Cemetery in Scranton.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Sunday between 5-8:00 PM at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.