Gloria K. Gulley (Gigi)

Died on July 1, 2021. She was born in PIttsburgh on November 3, 1924, the daughter of Thomas B. and Victoria Drapala Kmiec. She lived and worked in Pittsburgh until her 2003 move to Charlotte, North Carolina. After graduating from St. Raphael High School in Morningside in 1942, she began working at U.S. Steel in Homestead, where she met her husband, Herbert W. Gulley. They were married 57 years until his death in 2000.

Gloria worked for more than 35 years at Shadyside Hospital. She loved everything PIttsburgh—its sports teams, newspapers, multi-floored department stores, bakeries and restaurants. She was witty, practical, smart, and generous.

Gloria is survived by her beloved family: son, John T. Gulley of Ballwin, Missouri, daughter, Victoria G. Stowell of Middlebury, Vermont, and son-in-law, Walter O. Stowell. She was devoted to and extremely proud of her granddaughters, Tiffany G. Becker, Jean E. Stowell, Anne S. Falcone, Mary C. Stowell, and Sara K. Stowell, grandsons-in-law, Kurt M. Becker, Richard J. Falcone, Jr., and Tudor Moscalu, and great-grandchildren, Michael O. Becker, Katherine G. Becker, Peter S. Falcone, Teresa C. Moscalu, and John T. Moscalu. She is also survived by her nephew, Michael A. Lubbert and his wife, Patricia, other family members, and many friends.

Gloria was predeceased by her parents, brother, Henry V. Kmiec, sister, Phyllis C. Ercole, her daughter-in-law, Dorothy A. Gulley, and her grandson, Walter O. Stowell, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 7845 Little Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28226.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Christ the Divine Shepherd Parish St. Susanna Church at 11:30 a.m. She will be laid to rest next to her husband, Herbert, in Calvary Cemetery.