Gloria Barak

Obituary of Gloria Barak

Gloria Barak (née Shay), age 92, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018. Gloria was born in Akron and graduated from South High School from the 11th grade. She worked for the Akron Board of Education as a school secretary. After she married her husband, Lou, they moved to Youngstown and she worked as a secretary in the Youngstown public schools.

Preceded in death by her husband Lou, her parents Amelia Shay and Joseph Shay; she is survived by her two children; daughter Dianne (Brian) Gaudiose; son Lou (Cheryl); grandchildren Justin Barak, Rachael Barak, Chelsea (Tommy) Kendzia and Kyle Gaudiose; sisters June Abraham and Kathleen Shay; sister-in-law; Mary Ann Shay and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the Hummel Funeral Home 500 E. Exchange St.  Akron on Friday from 5-7PM with a funeral service to follow at 7PM. A private burial of ashes will take place at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Youngstown.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.