Gloria Jean (Pearce) Mack, 74, of Rossiter, PA died Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital in Punxsutawney, PA.
The daughter of Charles “Chuck” Harvey and Doris “Jean” (Hopkins) Pearce, she was born on December 16, 1946 in Commodore, PA.
Gloria was a 1966 graduate of Harmony High School.
She attended the Canoe Ridge Church of God.
Gloria married Gary Dalton Mack on July 2, 1966 and they shared over fifty-four years of marriage together.
Prior to embarking on her retirement seven years ago, Gloria had been employed the previous twenty-one years as the receptionist for the Wise Veterinary Clinic in Punxsutawney, PA. Earlier in her working career, she was the receptionist for Doctors Fatula and Orris, a Pediatricians office, in Punxsutawney, PA.
Gloria thoroughly loved being in the outdoors, especially in the woods. She enjoyed keeping herself busy with her family going camping; fishing; hunting and swimming.
She possessed a special affection for animals. Her pets – dog, Kasey, horse, Sarge and three cats – were treated as family members. Through her love of horses, Gloria had competed in endurance horse racing competitions and was a past member of the AERC.
Gloria will be fondly remembered for her love of talking to people. She could carry a conversation with most anyone and was always happy to interact with others.
She is survived by her husband, Gary D. Mack; her two sons: Gregory Mack and wife, Deanna and Glenn Mack and wife, Amy Jo; her five grandchildren: Jonna Mack; Heather Timblin and husband, Seth; Kristen Mack; Dalton Mack and wife, Brianna and Erika Mack and fiancé, Walter Nicely and her great granddaughter, Deja Burkett.
Also surviving are Gloria’s sister: Edith Fulton and husband, Larry; her four brothers: Ronald Pearce and wife, Mary; Robert Pearce and wife, Penny; Gary Pearce and wife, Debra and Jody Smith and her sister-in-law, Sue (Wolfe) Pearce Woods.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles “Chuck” Pearce, Jr.
Family and friends will be received from 2-4:00 and 7-9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021 at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA. There will also be visitation again from 11:00 a.m. until Noon at the funeral home on Saturday, April 10, 2021.
On Saturday, April 10, 2021 a 12:30 p.m. funeral service will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery near Urey, PA. Pastor Matt Lantz will officiate.
Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. CDC guidelines for funeral homes are at 25% of indoor attendance capacity, so you may experience a brief wait before entering the funeral home for the visitation.
Visit www.rairighfh.com to sign Gloria’s guestbook and leave a condolence message.