Gloria H. (Woods) Sylvester

August 26, 1925 ~ September 27, 2019 (age 94)

Gloria H. Sylvester

Bay City, Michigan


    Our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at New Hope Assisted Living, age 94.  Gloria was born August 26, 1925 in Flint, Michigan to the late Edmund and Lyda (Forrest) Woods.  She married the love of her life Louis H. Sylvester, Jr. in Visitation Catholic Church on February 23, 1946 and he predeceased her on August 26, 2006.  Gloria was a proud founding member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church and volunteered with the funeral luncheons when she was able.  She was a member of the Women’s Club and volunteered at Bay Medical Center in the recovery area many years ago.  She enjoyed being outdoors, working in her flowers and visiting with her “grand dogs”.  Gloria loved her family and spending time with them was enjoyable, memorable and a blessing for her. 

    Surviving are three daughters: Rhea (Bill) Trombley, Renee (Richard) Zuchnik and Gisele Nicholas, four grandchildren: Nicole (Matthew) Wiesenauer, Nathan (Lize) Trombley, Courtney Nicholas and Andrew (fiancée Cydney) Nicholas, three great grandchildren: Breana and Brayden Wiesenauer and Louis Trombley, special Goddaughter Gloria and Larry, many other nieces and nephews.  Gloria was predeceased by an infant brother Robert Woods, another brother Ray A. (Marion) Woods and Gloria’s sister-in-law and great friend Angie Sylvester.

    Gloria’s family would like to thank all the staff at New Hope Assisted Living and The Care Team Hospice for their compassionate care and comforting hearts.  “You were all a blessing to mom and all of us as well”.

    The Funeral Service for Gloria will be held Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Squires Funeral Home, 211 N. Henry Street, Bay City, MI 48706.  Fr. George Serour will officiate and private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.  Following Gloria’s funeral service family and friends will gather in Squires Funeral Home’s Serenity Room for a reception.


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