Gloria J. German

September 22, 2012



Gloria J. German passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012 in the company of family and friends.

Gloria worked at a local company, ManTech as an administrative assistant for 15 years. Upon retirement she devoted her time to her unwavering faith by making many charitable donations and maintaining an active service to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and Chesapeake Avenue United Methodist Church. Gloria was also tirelessly dedicated to helping her grandchildren whom she loved dearly. Among Gloria’s many other acts of kindness, she volunteered whenever possible to feed the homeless and work at a local food pantry. Some of the numerous activities she found joy in were writing poetry, reading, solving jigsaw puzzles and being in the company of family and friends. Gloria had many affable qualities including her uncanny sense of humor, sensibility and kindness, all of which will be sorely missed and never forgotten.

She is survived by her loving family including four children, Charles W. Garrett, Jr., Dean P. Garrett, Andrew M. Garrett and Elizabeth J. Brickhouse; four siblings, John E. German, Laura G. Scott, Herrel L. Gallop and Joseph H. Gallop.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM in the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the funeral home from 12:30 pm till 1:30 pm. Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. A reception will follow at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 437 Providence Road in Chesapeake. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 437 Providence Road Chesapeake, Virginia 23325 or to Chesapeake Avenue United Methodist Church, 1200 Chesapeake Avenue, Chesapeake, Virginia 23324 in memory of Gloria.

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Johnny & Julie
7 years ago

Dean, Beth, Chuck & Andrew our Prayers are asking our Lord Jesus to fill your hearts with wonderful Loving Memories, Peace & Comfort in knowing your Dear Mom is In heaven.

We will always be here for you.

God Bless Each Of You

We Love You Dearly

Matthew & Jennifer Miller
7 years ago

Gloria, you made a lasting impression on all who knew you. You had the most wonderful sense of humor and an amazing zest for life. You will be missed.

Betty & Roy
7 years ago

God gives us love,someone to love he lends.Gloria will be greatly missed by all who knew her.She is a very loving,kind and giving is a great honor to have been one of her uncles.Thank you god for bringing Gloria into our lives.

Wade Linger
7 years ago

I worked with Gloria at ManTech twenty years ago. Her’s was the first face we saw upon arriving at the office each morning, and she was always cheerful and uplifting. She will be missed.

Linda/Kayla Owens
7 years ago

In this time of sorrow know that she is with you always and keeping an ever loving watch over her family that she loved so much. We felt truely blessed to have known her such a warm and friendly person may she find true peace with her heavenly father we will miss her to.

Donna Beach
7 years ago

Laura, Glenn, and all of Gloria’s family. I am truly sorry for your loss. Gloria was a very caring person and showed it to all who knew her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie P. Stahr
7 years ago

My sincere condolences and prayers to the family of Gloria German. May your faith give you strength, your memories give you comfort and God’s love give you peace.

May her love for life always remain in our hearts.

Johnny & Julie
7 years ago

Our Dear sister & sister-in-law, words can’t express how much we miss you. You were one of a kind always putting others before yourself..How very much you adored your grandchildren & family. We will cherish the wonderful memories we shared and tho our Hearts are ao broken, we will rejoice in knowing you now rest in the arms of Jesus along with your Beloved Mom,Dad & any many other wonderful family members



Michele Miller
7 years ago

Our prayers are with all of you who love and miss her. She was an angel on earth thinking of others always. Three months ago we lost Mom and while she was on hospice Gloria helped to care for her. She always brought a smile to Mom’s face and spent quality time with her working puzzles and playing games. Though she did not always feel good herself, she rarely spoke of it and was a joy to be around. Gloria became a closer cousin, friend and confidante from that time on to me,my husband and children. Even after losing Mom our relationship continued and ended way too soon. God knows best and it was time for her to be a true Angel where she is again with my Mom, her own, her son and many other family and friends. Her smile and memory will continue to bring us comfort. Till we come face to face again Gloria, we love you and will think of you often.

nancy w hoggard
7 years ago

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Gloria. She was a

beautiful lady in every way and one of the kindest people I have ever known. Such a tragic loss for all of you for which I am so sorry.

Herbert Beach
7 years ago

To my extended family,I love you and offer my prayers in your time of grief. I am glad that Gloria was able to visit me a short while ago. It was very meaningfull to me. – She accepted life as it was presented to her. Love to all,Uncle Herbert

amy jackson
7 years ago

we will miss she was a wonderful parent to the girlscouts of south norlk and to the troop of 674 for a

long time she will be truly missed

and i know she is at her home with jesus……….