June 18, 1941 - July 13, 2019
Gloria Jean Karich (nee Smith), age 78, of Brooklyn Heights, OH, went to the Lord on Saturday, July 13, 2019 surrounded by her family and best friend. She is survived by her husband, John Karich; daughters Denise Bamber (Bill), Colleen Simon (Jerry West); step-daughter Holly Ponomarenko; grandchildren Ryan Allen, Kristen Bamber (Mike McTighe), Samantha and Alexandra Ponomarenko; great grandchildren Ella, Cason and Brogan McTighe; brothers Dennis Smith (Lovie), Raymond Smith (deceased); lifelong friend, Barb Bugara. Everyone who knew Gloria will miss her kindness, sense of humor and strength.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 4940 Broadview Rd., Cleveland, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 6111 Oak Tree Blvd., Suite 130, Independence, OH 44131 or Heartland Hospice Services, 4807 Rockside Rd., Suite 110, Independence, OH 44131.