Gloria Jean Woronka

Born: 02/17/1942 Passed:

Gloria Jean Woronka peacefully passed away in her sleep Sunday, March 7, 2021. Gloria was born February 17, 1942 to the late James and Margaret Aaron. Gloria was a graduate of the Class of 1960 from Cardinal Mooney High School. She went on to graduate from Youngstown University and receive her Master’s Degree from Akron University. She was an educator for 50 plus years, teaching at several grade schools within the Diocese of Youngstown, with her final position as Principal at St. Barbara’s School in Massillon, Ohio. She was very active at the Sacred Heart of Mary Parish for 53 years; throughout the years, she was involved in Altar and Rosary, Legion of Mary, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Church Fundraisers, CCD Teacher. Gloria was a volunteer at Mercy Hospital, jail ministry and was actively involved in the Hoover Historical Society. She was blessed with being a part of an incredible community of women, the “Monthly Card Club” for 40+ years, but her greatest joys were spending time with grandkids, traveling in her RV with John, gardening, quilting, and playing solitaire.

In addition to her parents, Gloria is preceded in death by sisters, Diane (Tony) Vaccaro, Geri (Ron) Womer; brother, Jimmy Aaron.

Survivors include her devoted and loving husband, John Woronka whom she married on November 26, 1964; children, Peggy Mosnot, Bill Woronka, Pattie (Brian) Batt; Emily (John) Kish; Julianna (Aaron) Piepkorn; 15 grandchildren; two great grandchildren brother, John (Kathy) Aaron.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, March 12th, 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, 10-11a.m. at Sacred Heart of Mary, 8900 Columbus Rd. NE, Louisville, Ohio with funeral services immediately following officiated by Father Robert Miller. Gloria will be laid to rest in the parish cemetery. Flowers may be delivered to Sacred Heart of Mary hall. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at

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14 Tributes to Gloria Jean Woronka

  1. Anonymous says:

    Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.
    We only had to joy of knowing you 3 short years but in those 3 years you were the most welcoming neighbor! You were immediately family to us. You will forever be in our hearts and most definitely never forgotten. You will be missed greatly. May you Rest In Peace Gloria. Love, Love, Love,
    The Theiss Family

  2. Karen McCroskey says:

    May the memories that we all shared with Gloria become our treasures.
    I feel as if I was just another one of Gloria’s Daughters. She treated me as such.
    I have been blessed to be a part of the family.
    I am honored to be asked to have the opportunity to do her hair one last time.
    Peace and LOVE

    • Jeff Simon says:

      So sorry for your loss. Many memories in Louisville many years ago….and some included the Woronka home.

  3. Theresa Aaron says:

    So sorry for your loss. Gloria will always be remembered for her love of family.She will always hold a loving place in my heart. Aunt Theresa Aaron

    • Dr. Bill Cook says:

      My memories of Gloria go way back to Cardinal Mooney HS. We had fun parties in our basement Rec rooms where we would dance the night away to our favorite records. She was a true friend & always the life of the party. RIP

  4. So sorry for your loss. Gloria will always be remembered for her lovely family. She will always hold a place in says:

    So sorry for your loss. Gloria will always be remembered for her lovel of family. She will always hold a place in my heart. Aunt Theresa Aaron

    • Mike & Ann Haines says:

      Our hearts go out to John & Gloria’s family. We lost a sweet person -our loss, heaven’s gain. Gloria was a devoted member of The Herb Society at the Hoover Historical Center. She enjoyed working in the gardens, helping her herb sisters with their annual Tea fundraiser and the camraderie they shared. She was gracious & a blessing, is missed but never forgotten.

  5. Louise (Beil) Kendall says:

    Gloria and I met at St. Patrick’s elementary school…1st grade! We shared many memories through the years, graduating together in 1960 from Cardinal Mooney in Youngstown, Ohio. We went our separate ways as we raised our families, only much later to find each other again working together with a great group of our Mooney classmates organizing many class reunions. Those were great years, filled with wonderful memories. I know Gloria would not mind my sharing a more recent ‘Gloria’ memory with everyone. We were in the midst of enjoying one of our many great class reunions and discovered we needed to make an announcement to all attendees, but had no mike nor podium immediately available. Next thing I see is Gloria hopping up on a nearby table, calling out for everyone’s attention …. and she got it ….as only Gloria could do! At the end of her announcement, everyone applauded her heroic effort to complete her announcement mission. To which Gloria, still standing atop the table replied, “Okay, I made it up here, now how the heck am I going to get down?” God bless your soul, Gloria. If those pearly gates are not shining upon your arrival, they soon will be! The remaining survivors of our Mooney Class of 1960 bids you farewell good friend.

  6. Bonnie Witmer says:

    Gloria was a special person so many called friend.
    Always there to lend a hand or a handkercheif.
    Always could be counted on for a prayer or rosary .
    Always will be missed. Heaven has a new angel.

  7. Kyle Fink says:

    Sorry for your loss. The entire family has my deepest condolences.

  8. Mike & Ann Haines says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to John and his lovely family. Gloria was such a sweet lady, a valued member of The Herb Society at the Hoover Historical Center. She enjoyed working in the gardens, assisting with the annual Tea fundraiser, and the camaraderie shared with her herb sisters. A blessing to know her, now heaven’s blessing. She is missed and will be remembered fondly for her graciousness, faith, love & pride of her family.

    • Pam Herberger says:

      I’m sorry for your loss Peggy!
      Your mother will always hold a special place in your heart!
      Condolences to your family!

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