obit: Gloria Strakos Trojcak
SAN ANGELO Gloria Strakos Trojcak of San Angelo passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in a local care center. Family visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Johnson's Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Johnson's Funeral Home, followed by graveside service in Belvedere Memorial Park.
She was born to Arthur and Sadie Beauchaine on July 25, 1925.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husbands Dan Strakos and Victor Trojcak.
Gloria is survived by two sons, Dany Strakos and wife Shirley, Rob Strakos and wife Bridgett; two daughters, Dianne Fussell and husband Jim, Sylvia Andes and husband Herb; a sister, Sylvia Leacock; five grandchildren, Rodney Strakos, Dany Mark Strakos, Joy Elliott, Jody Brinker and Julie Oberg; and seven great-grandchildren, Brendan, Cassidy, Robby, Ranger, Jacob, April and Justin. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Gloria had a great love for animals, especially cats. She collected anything pertaining to cats. She was a longtime nurses aide. She loved fishing, gardening, needle work and watching old Westerns and sports. She was known for her "famous" chopped apple cake. Her family wishes to express their thanks to the staff at Baptist Memorials and a special caregiver, Maria "Mary" Gonzales. The family would like to give special thanks to Shirley Strakos for her years of caring for our mother. Family and friends may sign the online register book at johnsons-funeralhome.com.
Published in GoSanAngelo from January 1 to January 3, 2013