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“Frank and family,I was very sorry to hear the news about Gloria. I wish all of you peace and strength at this difficult time. My prayers and thoughts...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Tom Zangrillo - Naples, FL

“Lisa, Henry, and Justin,Thinking of all your family during this difficult time. May it find comfort to you all that your Mom, Grandma is at peace...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Ruth & Skip Berryann - FL

“Lisa and family, So sorry to hear of your loss, may your mother rest in peace. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Marie Hranitz

“My sincere condolences to Caroline and the Pikul and Sanok family on the passing of Gloria.You are all in my thoughts.Sincerely,Daryl Goldberg ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Daryl Goldberg - Middletown, NY

“Dear Friends,We were so saddened to learn of Gloria's passing but know that this wonderful lady was received by God right into heaven. May the void...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Dave and Wendy Paffenroth - NY

“Gloria was a wonderful member of our Big V Family. I can remember her "can-do" attitude. If it could be done, Gloria could do it. My deepest...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Dick Rosenberg - Coworker

“So sorry for your loss, my family wishes to send our condolences to you family. Most sincerely, Schneider family ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Lucille Schneider - Florida, NY


Gloria M. Pikul of Florida, NY, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 after a courageous battle against cancer, surrounded by her family.

The daughter of the late Jacob & Mary Szady Sanok, she was born on February 16, 1943 in Goshen, NY.

Gloria was a member, Past President and Secretary of the General Pulaski Memorial Committee of O.C. where she was elected the Marshall representing Orange County for the Pulaski Day Parade in October of 1998. She was also a member of the Hudson Valley Polonaise Society.

She was very proud of her Polish heritage. It showed every Christmas with her homemade pierogis and her love of hosting Christmas Eve Wigilia. She loved so much to decorate her home at Christmas time with her manger, village, Christmas tree & stockings. She also was a passionate Longaberger Basket collector & loved going antique collecting for her milk glass.

She is survived by her husband, Frank; daughters & their spouses, Lisa & Henry Straub and Sylvia & Robert Lesko; her adoring grandchildren, Justin Straub & his companion Terri Capwell; Dylan &Amandah Lesko; her sisters, Martha Olejniczak & husband John; Caroline Andryshak; brother Jake Sanok & wife Marylu; and several sisters & brothers-in-laws. She was also known as Cioci Gloria to numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Gloria was predeceased by her brother, Steven Sanok & brother-in-law, Henry Andryshak.

Memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 20th from 4-7pm at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 22 Glenmere Avenue, Florida, NY 10921.

A memorial mass will be held 10AM Thursday, September 21st at St. Joseph Church, 20 Glenmere Avenue, Florida, NY 10921.

The family would like to thank Dr. Rappaport & her many doctors at Crystal Run for their wonderful medical care. We would also like to thank Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties for their loving care, encouragement and guidance, especially nurse Joann & aide Melanie.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.