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Gladys R Walls

May 28, 1926 ~ September 21, 2022 (age 96)

Obituary

Gladys R. Walls, 96 , passed away Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2022 at Hospice House. 

Gladys was born May 28, 1926 in Wilkins Twp., PA, to the late Olive and Charles Brandfass.  She graduated from Turtle Creek High School in 1944.  During WWII, she worked for Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh, assembling submarine parts.  She graduated from Nyack College in 1948, and worked at National Biscuit & Weigands in Pittsburgh, PA, G. C. Murphy in Ambridge, PA  & Grant City East in Warren, OH.

Gladys married Paul L. Walls,  August 12, 1949.  Together they loved  & raised 3 children -  Sheryl (James) Diyorio of Austintown, OH, where she made her home the past 5 yrs, Paul Dennis (Debbie) Walls, of Niles, OH and  Janice (Anthony) Corturillo, of Hudson, OH.

She loved and enjoyed her 7 grandchildren - Rebekah (Matthew) Taylor, of Burbank, Ca, Brian (Kara) Diyorio, of Poland, OH, Andrea (Jake) Bailey of Austintown, OH, David (Nicole) Diyorio, of Girard, OH, Emily (Dan) Corturillo, of Bloomington, IN, Joshua (fiancée, Natalie) Walls, of Niles, OH, Amanda (Matthew) Hast, of  Pittsburgh, PA, and five great-grandchildren.

Gladys sang in choirs and trios at Turtle Creek Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Sewickley, PA, Baptist Church, North Mar Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and Champion Presbyterian Church.  She bowled in North Mar & Wean leagues, taught North Mar Primary Sunday School & Pioneer Girls.  She loved to read, crochet, knit, do decorative painting, ceramics, make greeting cards & write to pen pal.

She was proceeded in death by her husband Paul l. Walls, March 31, 2013,  parents Olive & Charles Brandfass, brother Charles (Chuck) Brandfass and sister Jean Brandfass. 

Gladys’ family would like to thank Hospice House for all the kindness shown and care given to Gladys during her final days.

Per Gladys’ wishes there will be no calling hours. 

Donations may be made in her memory to Big Reach Center of Hope,  11767 Lisbon Rd, Salem, OH or Hospice of the Valley

Burial will take place at Crown Hill Burial Park, Vienna, OH.

Selby- T. J. Fox Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements

 

 

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