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Gloria Gartenberg Fry

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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 9:42 am | Updated: 9:45 am, Tue May 22, 2012.

Gloria Gartenberg Fry, died May 21, 2012 at age 83. Gloria was born December 20, 1928 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Sam and Ruth Brody Gartenberg. She had a younger brother, the late William Gartenberg. As a child, her family moved to St. Louis. Gloria attended Clayton High School and the University of Wisconsin. At the age of 19, she met the love of her life – the late Alvin Fry. Gloria was adored by Al throughout their 62 years of marriage. They moved west -- to Kansas City in 1975 where Gloria became active in the National Council of Jewish Women and Temple B’nai Jehudah. Gloria loved the arts – symphony, ballet, the Rep and museums. Her real passion, though, was bridge! Gloria loved new experiences, frequently saying “isn’t this just marvelous?” She and Al enjoyed traveling and experiencing the world together. Gloria was a woman of grace, style, wisdom and elegance. Gloria had a wonderful outlook on life – often sharing it with her dry sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. She is survived by her loving children, Rick and Marcy Fry, John and Jocelyn Fry, and Terri and Mark Brukhartz; and grandchildren, Lindsay Fry, Carrie and Michael Robinson, Erin Fry, Laura Fry, and Jonathan and Audrey Brukhartz Graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery, May 22, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple B’nai Jehudah.

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