Gladys M. (Rubin) Suravitz

December 28, 1928 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Gladys M. Suravitz Obituary

Gladys "Glady" Suravitz was ahead of her time. A trailblazer, leader, caregiver, she dedicated her life to make everyone's life around her better.

She was one of the first women of her generation to drive at 16; she was PTA President, and first to successfully organize fundraisers; served as foreperson of a jury; and always, always put herself and her desires last, not just for family, but for her large circle of friends.

Her heart was full of love, understanding, kindness, and compassion. She was witty, fiscally astute, an excellent dancer, and wanted the very best for her kids. For me, son Louis, she made flash cards to quiz me nightly on schoolwork, forcing me to get smarter when all I really wanted to do was be lazy. And in music class, when our assignment was to write a March, I couldn't come up with the title until she blurted out "Call it 'The January, February March'." For my sister, Sherry, she had a special mother-daughter ESP and knew instantly how long a relationship would last. When Sherry introduced the man who would be her future husband, mom wrote a note that they would get married and hid that paper for years. She never missed.

Though she didn't have the opportunity to develop it, she was blessed with creativity. And, growing up, I was very shy, so she encouraged me to write my thoughts and feelings and that led me to becoming a writer.

My sister's three kids and six grandkids were the light of her life. She always perked up hearing their stories and seeing their pictures.

She worried about everything, most of which wasn't worthy of it. When I asked why she did it, she said so we wouldn't have to.

But the real love of her life was her husband, Jack. Married almost 75 years, and together virtually all of those days, she adored him and vice versa. They were the perfect supplement and complement to each other. When he died in May 2023, her spirit was broken, yet somehow, she kept fighting through terrible pain, all to hear good news about family and friends.

Now she's pain-free, with dad forever. And she will be the one greeting us with open arms when it's our time to join them. 

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Dalton Jewish Cemetery
105 Shoemaker Road
Dalton, PA 18414


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