Gloria Eloise Wolcott, 85, former Westinghouse executive secretary

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Gloria Eloise Wolcott, 85, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at St. Francis Nursing Home after a long and courageous battle with her health.

Gloria was born in Franklin, Pa., in 1931 and moved to Newport News in 1971. She retired from Westinghouse at Newport News Shipyard as an executive secretary.

Gloria never married and had no children of her own. She had a loving and generous spirit, and never hesitated to help someone in need, whether she knew them or not. Her sweet spirit will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Gloria is survived by her sister, Betty Appel, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 8, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton Drive, Yorktown. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.

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