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“Gloria was my mentor and she hired me at DHSC. She had a heart of gold and was loved by all. I will miss her but remember her always in the...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: pat - Friend interpreter

“I didn't know your mom well at all, Mel, but I remember you and our pool party at your house while at St. Suzanne. I am a friend of Jen Tresh and...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Jack Hirschauer - Safety Harbor, FL

“I will never forget Ms.Gloria, I was new at J.D Floyd as a 5th grader I very shy and just learning sign language. she was one my favorite interpreter...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Sara

“grandma...It was such a pleasure and honor knowing you. You excepted me into your life like I was your own grandchild and I cannot tell you how much...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Tracie Lemmon - MI

“Great Aunt Gloria was such a warm and loving person...she was always ready with a big hug and made you feel welcome in her home. I remember a trip...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Paula Korowin - Plymouth, MI

“Our dearest Gloria, My very first memory of you was my first day at school. You welcomed me with one of your infamous hugs! I knew I was in...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Donna and Stan Hynoski - FL

“Grandma, you were a big part of my life. I will will miss you dearly. All the memories I have from growing up in the Brighton house will stay with me...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Keith Lemmon - Howell, MI

“Gloria was a huge part of our family during her time in Florida. We will always remember her love and determination for those in need. We know she...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Chris and Staci Wagner - FL

“I worked at JD Floyd with Gloria for several years.She was so fun and enjoyable to talk to.My own Mom was hours away from me.This was a great...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Michael Anne Daniels - FL

“Becky, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I know how much your mom meant to you. just know that you and your family are in my heart. In a few...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Vicki McElwee - Seminole, FL

“Sue and Family I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that your faith and love for one another will get you thru this difficult time. Sue if you need...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: MARTY SMITH - HOWELL, MI

“Becky, What a beautiful Mom! Having dinner with you a couple of weeks ago, I know you will miss her dearly.. She will join a special group and am...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Johanna Kline - Troy, MI

“Words can't even begin to describe how much I love you and how much I will miss you. You will be forever in my heart, Grandma. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Michelle White - Livonia, MI

“You are always in my heart, and now, my thoughts of a wonderful heaven, raising my beautiful Elena. Hug her for me (after Mel) and boss her around ...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Jennifer Tresh - Safety Harbor, FL

“Gloria, You are one of the most SPECIAL people I have known in my life. You always showed me unconditional LOVE, you always encouraged me, you...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Diane Sabo-Gormley - Hudson, FL

“Hard to imagine a world without Gloria in it. Some fun, some spunk, some love has moved on. One of the strongest, most passionate women I'm honored...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Diane Smerling - Weeki Wachee, FL

“When you were with my grandmother you were the most important person in the world. She was fun loving , overly generous, warm and wonderfully...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Jennifer Hynes - MI - Grandmother

“Aunt Gloria, you will never be forgotten and will be greatly missed. I can't imagine not having had you as a part of our family and only wish that...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Pam Reynolds - Lakeland, MI

“When I was in training pants, I remember seeing your face and I knew you would be my favorite interpreter. After that I considered you as one of my...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Jared DeBusk - Friend


Gloria Hynes (nee Friday) passed away on April 11, 2011 at the age of 85. She was a devoted wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt, cousin, and loyal friend. She was the fifth of seven children born to deaf parents, all of whom, much to her dismay, preceded her in death. Fluent at sign language, Gloria was an interpreter for the deaf and hearing impaired throughout her lifetime, and she fought fiercely for the rights of the deaf. She mentored and nurtured many deaf children as well as interpreters. Whether mothering her brood of five children, interpreting and caring for deaf children at a neighborhood school, or hosting dinners and events for her family and friends, Gloria gave her all and was beloved by everyone who knew her. She was definitely a people person who always supported the underdog. Gloria had a heart of gold. Gloria was born in Royal Oak Township, Michigan, March 21, 1926. She married Melbourne "Dotsy" Hynes her childhood sweetheart and the love of her life. They were married for over 50 years before Mel's passing in 2001. Nothing was more important to Gloria than her family. Her son, Mel Hynes II (Sue), and daughters Rebecca McKelvey (Butch), Susanna Hamilton (Jim), Carolyn Organek (Rich), and Mary Cryderman were devoted to their mother. She was so proud, too, of her 9 grandsons, 4 granddaughters, and 7 great grandchildren. Gloria was adored by her many nieces, nephews, and cousins as well. Her final days were spent surrounded by her loving family. She will be dearly missed. ~John Taylor~ "While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet her behind the veil." Visitation: Wednesday, April 13, 2011, from 3-8 PM at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy, MI 48084 (between Maple and Big Beaver Roads), with an evening Scripture Service at 7 PM Funeral Mass: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 10:00 AM at St. Anastasia Church, 4571 John R, Troy, Michigan, with Rev. J. J. Mech officiating. Visitation at church begins Thursday at 9:30 AM Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, Michigan Memorial Tributes may be made to: Deaf and Hearing Impaired Services Inc., 25882 Orchard Lake Rd., Suite 100, Farmington Hills, MI 48336 -or- Michigan Lupus Foundation, 26507 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

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