It is with great sadness to announce that Gloria Bader Specter passed away peacefully at her home in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, May 11, 2023. Gloria, a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, was born in Philadelphia and raised in Allentown, PA.
After graduating from Rider College, Gloria began her career as a medical secretary at Temple Hospital. She later worked at Ernest Bock and Sons Construction Company as a Senior Administrative Assistant for over 20 years. Gloria had a wide range of interests, including travel, cooking, dogs, bird watching, gardening, and nature photography. However, her greatest passion was her family. She and Billy were inseparable and celebrated 59 years of marriage.
Gloria was the daughter of Theodore and Dora Bader and is survived by her husband Bernard "Billy" Specter, two daughters and sons-in-law, Jodi Specter and Joseph S. Keats of New Hope, PA, and Jami Pearlman and Steven Pearlman of Ivyland, PA, as well as two grandsons, Tyler Pearlman, and Troy Pearlman.
A private family funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 14, 2023, at Montefiore Cemetery in Jenkintown, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorial donations be made to American Bulldog Rescue www.americanbulldogrescue.org