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Gladys M. Shripka, 91, of Red Bank, passed away on April 9, 2016, at her beloved beach cottage in Cutchogue, NY with her loving son Harold by her side. Born in 1924, in Brooklyn, New York and resided there until 1993 when she moved to Red Bank, NJ. She dedicated her life to raising her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gladys was always omnipresent in the lives of her family and friends. Her love for her family and friends will not soon be forgotten.

Gladys was pre-deceased by her husband Lieutenant Harold F. Shripka (US Navy) in 1954 and her daughter, Susan M. Wieczerzak, in 1996. She is survived by son, Harold Shripka and his wife Donna of Fernandina Beach, FL, her grandchildren, Thomas Wieczerzak (Diana), Timothy Wieczerzak (Tracy), Suzanne Mahan (Brian), Amy Taylor (Brandon), Fred Murray, Brian Shripka, Allison Shripka, Theresa George, Christine Saggese, and her nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank on Thursday, April 14th from 5 to 8 pm and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James Church, 94 Broad St, Red Bank on Friday, April 15th at 10am. Interment to immediately follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY. Memorial donations may be made to Gold Star Wives of America, Washington DC Office, 200 North Glebe Road, Room 425, Arlington, VA 22203-3755 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.
Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740