Gloria (Antonelli) Turkas, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all that knew her passed away at the age of 89. She left peacefully at home with family at her side on May 14, 2020.
Gloria was born on November 1, 1930 in Pittock, Pennsylvania to Hugo & Mary (DeAngelis) Antonelli. After graduating from Stowe High School in McKees Rocks, PA, her high school classmate (and current beloved companion), John Sirkoch, introduced her to a young soldier, Raymond Turkas, recently returned home from the war. They fell in love and were married on October 22, 1949. Gloria and Ray raised four children, Elaine (deceased), Raymond, Jr., Paul, and Sharon. Ray, Sr. passed away a few days before their 48th wedding anniversary.
She and Ray Sr. established and operated (Farmer’s Choice Poultry (now Strip District Meats), a thriving business on Penn Avenue in the Strip District, which has carried on successfully through three generations. In their early years, Ray and Gloria spent many happy summers at the Lake in Edinboro with their children and extended family. Later in their life, Gloria and Ray hosted Sunday spaghetti dinners for their children and grandchildren at their home in Robinson Township. Gloria and Ray also spent many vacations traveling the world together.
After Ray’s sudden death, Gloria retired from the business and later married John Seretti, also of Pittock. They enjoyed a carefree time of dancing and fun until his death in 2007.
Gloria was blessed with the love and adoration of three men in her life – husbands Raymond and John Seretti, and her beloved companion of recent years, John Sirkoch.
Gloria will be remembered fondly for her high energy, hard work, and great sense of style. She was strong and determined until her last breath.
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, SERVICES WILL BE PRIVATE. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE MEMORIAL WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.
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