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June 5, 2013

Gloria T. Ryan

Gloria T. Ryan

ONEONTA — Gloria T. Ryan, 85, of Oneonta, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton.

She was born June 19, 1927, in St. Albans, the daughter of William H. and Alice G. (Rafter) Blum.

She married William J. Ryan on Sept. 24, 1949, and he passed away on March 8, 1990.

For a period of 25 years, Gloria worked as an administrative assistant for Otsego County Mental Health in Oneonta.

She attended St. Mary’s Church in Oneonta.

She is survived by her children, Karyn Sorbera of Williamsport, Pa., Christine Ryan of Oneonta, and Patricia Ryan of Laurens; a niece, Christine (Michael) Matauic of Saylorsburg, Pa.; and 13 grandchildren; as well as several other nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Renee and Betty Blum.

A funeral Mass will be at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, in St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home at which time the family will be in attendance.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna SPCA, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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