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Elizabeth Ellen “Betty” Gliniak

April 29, 1928 - December 14, 2021

Elizabeth Ellen “Betty” Gliniak, age 93, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

Born in Wilmington on April 29, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Ellen (Begley) Nitsche. Betty made her career as a sales clerk for Hallmark in the Christiana Mall, retiring after 28 years.  She also worked as a housekeeper.

A devout catholic, Betty was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, and watched Catholic mass daily on TV. In her leisure time, Betty enjoyed working in her yard. She was a die-hard Philadelphia 76ers and Eagles fan. Betty was a very talented homemaker and cook and will be dearly missed by all.

In addition to her mother, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Anthony Gliniak and sisters, Rose Marie Donovan, Patsy Rozansk iand Barbara Yarusso. She is survived by her daughter, Ms. Elaine M. Weir; son, Joseph K. Gliniak; brother, Joseph Nitsche; sisters, Marge Trimarco, Kass De Seta and Jacklyn Kempski; grandchildren, Kristin Bernardo, Lauren Reinholt, Joseph Gliniak, Lindsay Gliniak and Elizabeth King; and great grandchildren, Eli, Joey and Emma.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, January 6, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church, 345 Bear-Christiana Road, Bear, DE 19701, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church, at the address listed above.

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  • Joe and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
    Betsy Leo
    New Albany, PA

  • Lane Joey sorry to hear about your mother

  • Laney and Joey and family,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. As I remember she was always full of energy and busy, but always had time to stop and talk and ask about family. I last saw her a couple of years ago, and she looked wonderful. She was truly blessed with a long life and a loving family. May your many memories comfort you at this sad time.

  • So very sorry to read of your mom’s death. Blessings and hugs to you and your family.