Juanita Luween Gliniak, 89

December 17, 2010
  • Juanita Luween Gliniak
Juanita Luween Gliniak

NOV. 6, 1921-DEC. 16, 2010
Juanita Luween Gliniak, 89, of 17808 Woodcrest Road, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 at her home.

Born Nov. 6, 1921 in Ridgeway, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Homer Morgan and Anna Lee Strowbridge Pierce.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Joseph Gliniak, in 1992.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School, and South Baltimore General Hospital with the Cadet Nurse Corps in 1946.

She was employed as a registered nurse with Guilford Convalareum, Chambersburg, Pa., until retiring in 1983. She was previously employed by Fairchild Aircraft and by the late Dr. James Dwyer.

In her later years, she greatly enjoyed making comfort dolls for young children. She volunteered at Williamsport Nursing Home and Twin Oaks Assisted Living, where she played cards with the residents every Friday.

She was a devout Christian. She was the founding member of the Tri-State Fellowship Evangelical Free Church.

She was an active member of the Washington County Homemakers, Funkstown Senior Citizens, Beaver Creek Homemakers, active member of RSVP, past president of Leitersburg Senior Citizens and also Manor Church of the Brethren Senior Citizens.

She was past vice president of the Washington County Council of Homemakers, and a member of the SALT Council and worked with "Grandma Says". She was also a Girl Scout leader for eight years.

Survivors include daughter Emily Hobby, with whom she resided, of Hagerstown, Md.; grandson Matthew Hobby of New York City; granddaughter Meghan Dingle of Waynesboro, Pa.; granddaughter Ashleigh Hobby of Hagerstown, Md.; great-grandson Joel Dingle of Waynesboro, Pa.; brother Donald Grove Sr. of Williamsport, Md.; and niece Victoria White of Pottstown, Pa.

The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md., on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 from 5 to 7 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 1 p.m. on Sunday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md., on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 at 4:30 p.m., with Pastor John Pitt officiating.

Graveside services will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Md., on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at 10 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Tri-State Fellowship Church, 13153 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown MD 21740.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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