Gloria A. Findlay

gloria findlay

March 15, 1926 ~ March 7, 2023

Born in: Bowmanstown, PA
Resided in: Rochester, NY

Gloria Andreas Findlay

Deceased on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at age 96, one week shy of her 97th birthday. Predeceased by her husband of 48 years, John M Findlay (died 1995), parents Norman and Florence Andreas, brother Norman Andreas, brothers-in-law Logan Findlay, Donald Hudson and sisters-in-law, Mary Hudson, Margaret Black, Leita Findlay, and Violet Andreas. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Findlay Chua, Lauren Findlay (Michael Couch) and son, Steven Findlay (Joan Matzner), four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, Larry Black, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Gloria was born in Bowmanstown, PA on March 15, 1926 and moved with her family to Rochester, NY at age three. She graduated from John Marshall High School in 1944 and completed the US WWII Cadet Nurse Corps program at Syracuse University in 1947. She married her high school sweetheart, John Findlay, in January 1947. She worked at Highland Hospital until the birth of her third child, then became a stay-at-home mother. She was a woman of strong faith and was a long term active member of John Knox Presbyterian Church in Greece, NY, where she was a Deacon and helped serve Communion. Gloria enjoyed taking bus trips with members of the congregation to Blue Mountain Lake. She delivered Meals on Wheels for almost 25 years, both with her husband, John, and others after his death. She loved gardening, decorating for holidays, spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will held on July 1 at 10am at Vay-Schliech & Meeson Funeral and Cremation Chapels. Gloria has donated her body to the University of Rochester Medical Center Anatomical Gift Program. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association or to your charity of choice.


Service: July 1, 2023 10:00 am

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Gloria A. Findlay 's name.

Alzheimer's Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Region

435 East Henrietta Road Rochester, NY 14620


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  1. Aunt Gloria was simply the best! She and Uncle John, her high school sweetheart, graciously opened their home and hospitality to my family. We always had such great fun when we got together growing up. Years later, each time I visited Rochester, she would have me over to her condo and would show me her flowers and all sorts of treasures she collected. We would talk for hours and reminisce about her and my Dad when they were growing up. She is the last of our family’s Greatest Generation and will be greatly missed.

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