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Gloria Padersky

November 18, 1926 - April 14, 2021

Gloria Grossman Padersky passed away on April 14, 2021 at the age of 94.  She was predeceased by her husband of 74 years, Louis, just three days before.  Gloria could not bear to be without him.  She was also predeceased by her parents Charles and Lily Grossman.

Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters Michele (Skip) and Lynn (Burt) as well as her brother Howard Grossman (Annette).  Gloria’s grandchildren will miss her dearly: Dana (Brian), Marc, Jason, Scott, Leanne (Kevin) and Joni.  Gloria enjoyed her grandsons by choice Josh and Michael.  She was also blessed with eight great grandchildren.

Gloria was born in Brooklyn, New York, surrounded by her parents and grandparents.  She and Lou met as children and later reunited on a bus.  They were married on October 6, 1946 and settled in the New York area for several years.  In 1960, they moved the family to Norfolk and quickly settled into the community.  She worked in the family business, Arco Hardware and was a member of Temple Israel.  Gloria enjoyed spending time with friends- playing mah jong and canasta.  She delighted in the children and grandchildren’s activities.  She never met a server or store associate that she truly liked.  But there were some lucky ones.  One never had to wonder what her opinion was- she was straightforward, no nonsense, but most of all loving.

We are comforted to know that Gloria and Lou are now reunited with their best friends the Kormans.  The foursome also lovingly known as the Ricardos and the Mertzes.

Many thanks to the caring and compassionate care team at Sentara Leigh Hospital.

Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Friday April 16th at 11:00 am with a live stream available at  A Zoom Minyan will be at 5:30 pm on that day. Please visit to attend.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to your charity of choice.



Service Information

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, April 16, 2021

Time: 11:00 am


Forest Lawn Cemetery

8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23505

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