Gloria (Hoag) Dickson, of Woolwich Township, N.J., passed to eternal rest on Dec. 8, 2017. She was born on March 28, 1931, in Rouses Point, N.Y., and enjoyed her 86-plus years to the fullest.
Gloria was a graduate of Rouses Point High School and after graduation was employed by Ayerst Laboratories in Rouses Point for over 13 years.
Gloria married her grade school crush David in 1961 and their marriage endured for over 52 years until his death in 2013. They resided in the Plattsburgh, N.Y., area until moving to Stillwater, N.Y., in 1974. In 2013 they moved to Woolwich Township, N.J., to be closer to family.
Gloria always loved to sing and her earliest memories were those of performing for friends and family. She sang in church choirs throughout her life and was nearly a four-decade staple in the Mechanicville, N.Y., United Methodist Church choir. Through some strange twist she was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals' fan and was known on more than one occasion for her bravery, cheering for them at Brooklyn Dodger and NY Giants games. Her other great passion was something lost in today's world, actual correspondence via mail. She was known to send cards and letters on a near continuous basis, Christmas card writing was her ultimate joy.
Gloria is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Julie Dickson, grandchildren, Thomas and Katherine, as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her husband, David A. Dickson, her brother, Carson B. Hoag and her sister, M. Eileen Hoag.
Come celebrate 86 great years Saturday, December 16, 10 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, 1518 Kings Hwy., Swedesboro, N.J., where there will be a service at 11 a.m. Interment Lake Park Cemetery. Memorial donations in Gloria's name to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund (heartlandhospicefund.org) will be appreciated. Share a Gloria memory at lifecelebrationstudio.com.
Published on December 13, 2017