FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Gladys Ronyak, 77, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Fort Lauderdale Health and Rehabilitation Center due to surgery complications and circulatory problems.
She was born April 7, 1935, in Warren, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Ronyak.
Gladys lived most of her life in Warren but resided in Fort Lauderdale for the last six years with her sister Toni and brother-in-law, Ronnie Beal.
Gladys was a very hard-working lady with a wonderful work ethic. She worked at Allens Bakery when she was younger and Delphi Packard Electric for 30 years.
She was an active member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Warren and St. Johns Catholic Church in Fort Lauderdale. She was a devoted Catholic and loved going to Mass.
"Aunt Gladys," which everyone referred to her as, loved children, especially her many nieces and nephews. She loved pets, especially her beloved dachsund, Sydney. Gladys enjoyed word search puzzles, game shows, dancing, crocheting and crafts. When she was younger, she was extremely fond of fast cars and watching them race.
Gladys mostly loved doing laundry and ironing even to the point of ironing sheets. But most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.
Gladys is survived by her brother, Robert (Marlene) Ronyak of Warren; sister, Toni (Ronnie) Beal of Fort Lauderdale; sister-in-law, Joy Monty of Warren; and her many nieces and nephews and their children.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Norbert and Jack Ronyak; and two sisters, Maryann Cheney and Helen Hughes.
Memorial calling hours will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Church in Warren, where a memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, with the Rev. Bernard Schmalzried officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 5420 N.W. 33rd Ave., Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.
Arrangements are being handled by the Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road N.E., Warren, OH 44483. Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Ronyak family.