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Gloria (Friday) Thielemann
November 17, 1934 ~ July 24, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Gloria Thielemann (Friday), the eighth child born to Charles & Abigail Friday on November 17, 1934 passed peacefully on July 24, 2023 in Pittsburgh, PA, surrounded by her children. She is preceded in death by her sisters Rosemary, Mary, Flo, Peggy, Joan, Sally & brothers Chuck & Pete. Nicknamed “Corky”, she attended Mt. Lebanon HS (class of ’53) & was recognized as “Best All-Round Kid” due to her “sweet personality matching her looks”. In 1953, she traveled to NYC after selected to appear in Seventeen magazine. In 1954 she attended Marymount College (VA) earning an associate’s degree before embarking to Eastern Airlines as a flight attendant. In 1958, after marrying Alan Cole Thielemann, she became a mother to four children named David (Redlands, CA), Lauren (Pittsburgh, PA), Kurt (Charlotte, NC), & Brit (Chesterton, IN) & eventually their spouses Margaret, Joe, Christy & Jodi, respectively. “Big Red” loved visiting with her six grandchildren especially during Halloween, her favorite holiday. In later years, the “Silver Fox” loved her IPad, remaining close with friends/relatives & Facetiming with her growing family including four great-grandchildren. Funeral mass will be November 4th, 2023 @ 11 AM at St. Bernards Church in Mt. Lebanon, PA. Burial will be @ Queen Of Heaven Catholic Cemetery directly after mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Little Sisters Of The Poor. Please go to website https://littlesistersofthepoor.org/donate-to-lsp/; select Pittsburgh, PA; select In Memory Of Make A Donation icon.