Gloria Jean Lawley (Butler), age 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 30, 2019. She was born on November 22, 1940 in Wilkinsburg, PA to William and Helen (Delancey) Butler. Gloria graduated from Wilkinsburg High School in 1959 and went on to work at Rockwell International. On April 29, 1961 she married John Regis Lawley. Together they enjoyed a life-long love for each other, their three children, and one grandchild. Gloria, always a mom first, was forever available whether to play, give a new band a listen, watch the Pirates, Steelers, and Pens; or master a video game. She schooled many an opponent in Ms. Pacman and Dr. Mario. But, most of all, Gloria will be remembered for listening. As a mom, grandmum, aunt, or friend, she was always there to lend a caring ear and conversation leading you to find a solution to any problem. As a grandmum, Gloria had a wonderfully close relationship with her grandson Nicholas, following his interest in tech and sci-fi by giving Doctor Who and FaceTime a shot. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband John of 49 years, her parents, sisters Gert (Seifert) and Betty (Donehoo), and brother Bill. She is survived by her brothers Jim (Crish) and Mike (Denise), daughter Kathie, sons Mike and Joe, grandson Nick; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited Wed. 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Neely Funeral Home, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, to reminisce and support each other.
Funeral Service Thurs. 11 AM at the funeral home.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Wounded Warrior Project.