HESTON, LONDON, ENGLAND—Gloria Hay Reynolds died March 11, 2015, in Heston, England. Gloria was born September 1927 in East London, England. Her early schooling was hampered by illness and she was evacuated from the city during WW2. Despite this difficult start, she became a greatly self-educated and very knowledgeable and interesting woman.
She earned a London Open University degree in her 70s. She had a varied career before joining Hambros Bank and then working for BOAC in New York. She went to work in Italy in the ’60s, where she met her late husband, Jack F. Reynolds. They married in London in 1964, and thereafter split their time between their homes in London and Hartford, Conn. As part owner, Gloria ran Huntington Hay Travel in Hartford during the ’70s and ’80s. While working in the travel industry, she visited nearly every country in the world. Having finally retired back to London, she enjoyed walks in Osterley Park and spending time at the Royal Academy. A remarkable woman, Gloria will be greatly missed by her niece, Becky, and husband, Roger, great-nephew Neal, his wife, Caroline, great-niece Susanne, her husband, Richard, her five great-great nephews, all in England and stepdaughter Christine R. Sandberg and husband, Eric, and daughter, Laura, of Trenton and Islesford.
A funeral service will be held in Southend on Sea, England, on April 17.