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Memorial for Gloria R. Cherin

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Graveside: Private Service

Gloria Cherin passed away on Sunday, February 9th. Born in Chicago on January 22, 1922, her parents, both immigrants from Russia, soon moved to Los Angeles. Following graduation from Hollywood High School, she attended community college and moved to San Francisco. She worked as a bookkeeper for Pacific Far East Lines until she married Leo Ross. They were together until his death in 1979. In 1987, she remarried to Louis Cherin and, until his passing, they enjoyed a wonderful marriage for twenty-two years.

She was an avid reader her whole life, emphasizing education for her children. She was an impeccable homemaker and a fabulous cook and baker. She volunteered in the Physician’s Dining Room at Mount Zion Hospital for many years. She was a lifelong learner taking a variety of classes and attending lectures throughout her life. Her hobbies included golf, bridge, and politics—and she referred to herself proudly, at times defiantly, as a lifelong liberal Democrat.

She was devoted to her children, wanting them to have in life what she lacked as she grew up. She is survived by her three children, Judy Dobbs and her husband Raoul, Dennis Ross and his wife Deborah, and Jeffrey Ross and his wife Minh, 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.