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Gloria J. Bobyak


        Gloria J. (Kulp) Bobyak, 72, of Pennsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, in The Hospice House of the VNA of St. Luke’s, Bethlehem. She was the wife of John C. Bobyak, celebrating 40 years of marriage on Oct. 9, 2011.
        Born in Pennsburg, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Helen (Bauer) Kulp.
        She worked for more than 30 years at Knoll Inc. retiring as the Manager of Technical Resources of Textiles in 2005.      
        She was a lifelong member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church; the co-chair for the past several years of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Upper Perkiomen; a member of the Vintage Gals Club; and a 1957 graduate of Pennsburg High School.
        She will be sadly missed by her husband; six children, Peter Bobyak and wife, Terri, of Long Branch, N.J., Rhoda Hettrick of Perkiomenville, Kristen Hettrick, of Pennsburg, Randall Hettrick and wife, Doris, of Seisholtzville, Ron Hettrick of Green Lane and Joanna Walter and husband, Thomas, of Pennsburg; siblings, Richard Kulp and wife, Dorothy, of Pennsburg, Gerald Kulp and wife, Gladys, of Gilbertsville, Jeanette Hettrick of Pottstown, Priscilla Byndas of Pottstown and Darlene Grubb and husband, Roy, of Pennsburg; nine grandchildren, Shannon, Corrie, Stacey, Kristy, Sirena, Alyssa, Ashton, Jesse and Anna; nine great-grandchildren, Andrew, Taylor, Liam, Zane, Tristin, Simone, Aubrey, RJ and Tyler; and a great great-grandson, Jason.   Along with her parents, she is predeceased by a son, John Bobyak, and a brother, Leonard Kulp, Sr.
        A funeral service was held on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at the Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, 222 Washington St., East Greenville, with the Rev. Robert A. Roncase officiating. Burial followed in Holy Cross Cemetery. Share memories and offer condolences to the family at
        The family requests memorial contributions in her memory to the Relay For Life of Upper Perkiomen, make checks payable to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 75, Pennsburg, PA 18073 and mark RFL in the memo section. 





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