Gloria P. Metz

RAYMOND — Gloria P. Metz, 84, died peacefully at her home on April 28, 2011.

She was born in Spring Valley, N.Y. on Nov. 24, 1926, a daughter of Elsie and Joseph. She raised her family in Paramus, N.J. and retired to Raymond in 1988. Mrs. Metz graduated from Spring Valley High School as president of her class and received the Outstanding Athlete award. She attended NYU and also worked there in the Physical Education Department, where she met her husband Robert. She was a fantastic mom and worked at Fairleigh Dickinson University in different administrative capacities. Her summers were spent in Maine at Camp Hawthorne where she was responsible for administrative functions; serving as head chef for the first week each summer and behind the scene support that made Camp Hawthorne so successful. Her husband Robert was the owner/director of the camp and relied enormously on her love and commitment.

Mrs. Metz gave generously of her time helping with the Raymond Waterways, Camp Sunshine, reception committee at the Raymond Village Community Church, as well as the election committee. She enjoyed golf, bowling, skiing, cooking and playing card games with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Robert; their daughter, Pamela of New Mexico; two sons, Richard and Peter, both of New Jersey; her sister, Irene Morris of Raymond; and her five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in early July at the Raymond Village Community Church. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco.

Should friends so desire, donations may be made in Gloria’s memory to: Raymond Village Community Church, P.O. Box 285, Raymond, ME 04071.

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