Gloria L. Brown

Gloria L. Brown, 87, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord Thursday at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg.

She was born in Ottawa, Ill., daughter of William Boyle and Carolyn E. (Zirkel) Bender. She married Thomas G. Brown, her husband of 50 years, on Dec. 30, 1950, at 58th Street United Methodist Church, Altoona, and he died Feb. 8, 2001.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Gloria worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and retired from Conrail. She was a member of Christ Community United Methodist Church, Altoona, and the National Association of Railway Business Women.

She collected Snoopy and was also an avid sports fan. She sent cards for all occasions and was interviewed by the Mirror about her card sending.

Friends will be received from 2 until the 4 p.m. funeral service Saturday, March 2, 2013, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery, the Rev. Peter Raser officiating. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Pennsylvania Humane Society.