J. Norma Gleixner | 97
J. Norma Gleixner, 97, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 175 Larch Road, St. Marys, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021, at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born February 28, 1924, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Michael and Etheltrude Kraus Redmond. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1941. In addition to being a mother and a housewife, Norma was the head of the record room at Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital and also worked for Doctors Rodis, Alfieri, and Babin.
On February 12, 1949, in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, Norma married Herbert L. Gleixner, who preceded her in death on June 26, 2001.
She is survived by her daughters: Cheryl Park and her husband Edward “Butch” of St. Marys; Linda Haberberger and her husband Paul “Fruit” of St. Marys; Virginia “Ginny” McClincy and her husband Daniel of Hilliard, OH; and Kathleen “Kathy” Altman and her husband Ricky of Conneaut, OH; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and by two sisters-in-law: Rosemary Bish and her husband James and Shirley Redmond.
In addition to her husband and parents, Norma was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Rita Gleixner; a son, Michael Joseph Gleixner; two sisters: Jean Hagedorn and Mary Myslinsky; and by two brothers: Richard and Donald Redmond. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Norma was a member of the Queen of the World Church. She served on the Boards of the Community Nurses, American Cancer Society, and the Elk County Crippled Children’s Society. She enjoyed books and was an avid reader – a trait she passed on to her family. She was strongly devoted to her faith and daily prayer time. She dearly loved her family and enjoyed spending all the time she could with them. Every year, for 20 years, she and her four daughters traveled to Kelleys Island to spend time together making many good memories. Norma Gleixner lived an amazing life and until recently was able to live independently in her own home. She was greatly loved and admired by her family and by those who had the good fortune to have known her. She embodied kindness and spirituality, classiness and strength, and had a wonderful sense of humor. She will be missed every day.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, July 30, 2021, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the St. Marys Public Library, 127 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.