Gloria J. Tontlewicz, nee Rennick, 79, lifelong resident of Chicago, passed away June 14, 2019. Beloved wife of Gordon E.; loving mother of Gordon and Catherine (Hector) Rodriguez; cherished grandmother of Joel Rodriguez, Tiffany McKinnon (Richard Vergara) and Jocelyn Rodriguez; sister of Charles (Michelene) Costello; dearest aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Gloria’s greatest passion was the love of her family. She found tremendous delight in all ways to bring joy to those she loved including cooking and baking. She will always be remembered for her delicious spaghetti pizza, Jello jigglers, chex mix and the family favorite, her MilkyWay cake. Clipping newspaper articles and recipes was another activity she regularly enjoyed, providing family members with a stack of clippings pertinent to each of them. She opened her heart and home to all animals, regularly taking in cats, dogs, and birds. Gloria was devoted to family and deeply loved by all who knew her. She will be profoundly missed and never forgotten.
Visitation Monday, June 17th, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home, 4800 N. Austin Ave, Chicago, where a funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 18th at 11:00 a.m. Entombment Mt. Olive Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PAWS Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 or Anti Cruelty Society, 157 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654.