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Obituary: Sister M. Marie Glodava, OSF

Posted by Administrator (admin) on Aug 13 2018
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Sister M. Marie (Johanna) Glodava, of the School Sisters of St. Francis United States Province, in her 63rd year of Religious Profession, died on August 13, 2018, at St. Francis Convent in Bethlehem, Pa. She was 81.

Sister entered from SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish in Clifton, N.J., and professed first vows in 1955 at Mount Assisi Convent in Pittsburgh, Pa. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Holy Family College in Philadelphia, Pa., and attended Mount Mercy College in Pittsburgh. She also held a certification in nursery school education from Seton Hall University in New Jersey.    

Sister taught at various elementary schools in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and most recently was a volunteer teacher assistant at St. Ignatius Loyola Regional School in West Lawn, Pa. She was a member of Slovak Catholic Sokol Assembly No. 162 of Clifton, N.J.

Sister Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph F. and Johanna M. (Bigos) Glodava; her brothers Stephen, Joseph, John and Daniel; and one sister, Mary Pituch-Mancin. She is survived by her brother Anthony, her religious community and numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. on Friday at Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 515 Lexington Avenue in Clifton, N.J. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday at SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, 218 Ackerman Avenue in Clifton, N.J. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Saddle Brook, N.J. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to School Sisters of St. Francis Retirement Fund, 395 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem PA 18017.

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