Obituary of Gloria June McClure
On October 28, 2022, the love and light of the great beyond welcomed home Gloria June McClure, age 90. Beautiful Gloria, preferring to go by her middle name, June, for most of her life, led a multifaceted, productive, love-filled, lively, and adventurous life. Predeceased by her first husband, Hans Christian Nielsen, with whom she spent twenty-five years raising their four children, Kurt Nielsen, Eric Nielsen (Mera Canolas), Lise’ Nielsen Blackburn (Robert Blackburn), Tina Nielsen Amodeo (Mitchell Smith). Survived by her second ex-husband (Fredrick H. Hoch) with whom she shared a great love. Predeceased by her parents, David W. McClure and Marjorie Hinman Turner McClure. Beloved grandmother of Kristina, Brecken, Mason, Erica, Nicholas, and Danica and great-grandmother of Ziggy.
Gloria loved tennis, swimming, the arts, theater, travel, gardening, history, and her dogs. An avid tennis player, she played mightily with family and in tennis clubs into her late 70s. Gloria also enjoyed traveling with her family and friends both domestically and abroad.
Born in Cleona, Pennsylvania, Gloria lived most of her life in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Mullica Hill, New Jersey until she retired to Cape Canaveral, Florida. After graduating from Collingswood High School, Gloria was an actress and model and, throughout the 1970s, directed many local theater productions and worked as a professional wardrobe mistress to stars appearing at local venues like the Latin Casino, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Cherry Hill Music Fair.
While raising her children, Gloria attended the University of Pennsylvania graduating with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and then went on to obtain her advanced degree as a special education teacher from Glassboro State College. Gloria taught history at Camden County Technical and Vocational School and coached basketball to her students who remember her fondly. She also volunteered her time teaching, reading, and writing to prison inmates in New Jersey and Florida.
For over 20 years, Gloria was the proprietor of Junebug Antiques a shop specializing in primitive antiques in Mullica Hill, NJ and later in Cocoa Village, Florida. Gloria also loved to read.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Friday, November 4th from 3:00PM to 5:00PM in the McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096. An opportunity to speak will begin at 5:00PM. Interment will be at 11:00AM on Saturday, November 5th in the Hill Church Cemetery, 998 North Mill Street, Lebanon, PA 17046. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gloucester County Historical Society 17 Hunter Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096-4605 https://gchsnj.org/. (Donate) or One Love Animal Rescue, Inc. PO Box 931 Bellmawr, NJ 08099 https://oneloveanimalrescue.org/donate/. (Donate) in memory of our cherished Mom are appreciated.
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