It is with the saddest of hearts that the family of Gladys Bernstein announces her passing on June 4th, 2022. She was surrounded by her family.
.Gladys and her husband Howard were co- founders of the Mid Florida Alfa Romeo Owners Club. The club was started in January of 2002. She remained active as the clubs Hospitality coordinator until 2020, but remained an Alfisti to the end. She lived her life with a determined level of independence and always gave, but seldom asked. Her Alfisti & Fiafisti friends will miss her charm, wit and her gift of presence in our lives.
Gladys was born in the Bronx, NY on August 30, 1930. Gladys led an extraordinary life filled with tireless energy, service to her community, love of her family, and a cherished friend. Her sharp mind and photographic memory allowed her to convey most any detail of her life and experiences. She gave generously to any one in need and was a tenacious problem solver
Gladys began her family in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area after Howard completed his US Navy service. She lived there until 1979 and was a dedicated activist in her community. One of her most notable accomplishments was to start and oversee the creation of the Monroeville, PA public library. Today it is one of the largest community libraries in the state. In 1967, she was awarded Woman of the Year by the Monroeville Chamber of Commerce. She worked as a substitute teacher and was an editor for a weekly newspaper publication, the Monroeville Times Express.
Gladys and Howard moved to Kingston, NY in 1979 and to Longwood, Florida in 1984 where she lived the rest of her life. In both communities, she continued to be active as a civic leader.
Gladys will be dearly missed by so many. She was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend to all.