Norman "Norm" "Elmer" B. Gloss

Born: Sun., Nov. 7, 1943
Died: Tue., Feb. 19, 2019


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Memorial Service

10:30 AM Sat., Mar. 09, 2019
Location: St. Stephen's Lutheran Church

Funeral luncheon

Sat., Mar. 09, 2019
Location: St. Stephen's Lutheran Church

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     Norman B. "Norm" "Elmer" Gloss, 75, of Mifflintown, passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at his home.

     Born Nov. 7, 1943 in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Ernest L. and Catharine J. (Shearer) Gloss.

     He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruthlee (Smith) Gloss, whom he married May 17, 1964, three children, Christine Ulery and husband, Keith, Louise A. Bossert and husband, Joe, and Norman J. Gloss, all of Mifflintown, one sister Janet Sweger and husband, Dale, of Honey Grove, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and one expected great-grandchild.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Bridget Gloss, and a grandson-in-law.

     Norm owned and operated Gloss Lumber. He was a Lumberman and also a saw salesman.

     He drove a school bus and school van for Lauver Brothers Busing.

     He was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Union Lodge #324 F&AM, Harrisburg Consistory, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Zembo Shrine, and Mifflin Chapter #260 OES.

     He collected trains and enjoyed traveling, shopping, attending plays, and cooking. He loved his family and spending time with them.

     His memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 8489 Licking Creek Road, Mifflintown, with Rev. Chris Mathiason and Rev. Terry Smith officiating. Interment of the cremated remains will be at the convenience of the family.

     Following the service, there will be a time of visitation and fellowship with the family.

     The family will provide all flowers and respectfully requests that those who desire make a contribution to Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059, to help with the final expenses.

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Charitable donations may be made in Norman "Norm" "Elmer"'s memory to the following organization:

Guss Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Third Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059
Tel: 717-436-2149

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David Willis
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
So sorry to hear about Norm. He and I played football for Junianta Joint for two years (1960 & 1061) I would ride with him to his house in Honey Grove and then hitch hike on to Perulack. He was always a great guy. May God Bless you in this time and the days ahead.

David Willis
1964 JJHS

Keith A. Ulery
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
Pap was my father in law, and will be sorely missed. He was one of the best men I ever knew and loved by all. A man that would do anything for you and could make you laugh, was never at a loss for a story or a friendly word. He loved his family unconditionally and we loved him, and will forever.

Rest now Pap, you earned it.

Jacqueline Lucas
   Posted Tue February 26, 2019
Dear Ruthlee and family, I was so sorry to hear of Norm's passing. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy at this very difficult time in your lives. Norm's memory will live on in the hearts and thoughts of all those whose lives he touched. He was such a gentle, loving person, and he will be missed by so many people. Love, Jackie

Joanne Goss
   Posted Fri March 08, 2019
Dear Ruthlee, Christine, Louise, “Little Norman”, and all your loved ones,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish I had something to say that would make you feel better. “Big Norman” was never anything but kind to me, and we all need people like that. Please accept my sympathy and prayers for your comfort.