Obituary for Gloria Bilcik

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Gloria Bilcik

December 18, 1933 - January 18, 2018

Gloria Bilcik

Chester, NY


Gloria Bilcik of Chester, New York, a homemaker and a 50-year resident of the area, died peacefully, at her home, on January 18, 2018.  Gloria was 84 years young.

Gloria was a very active member of St. Columba R.C. Church, St. Columba Ladies Auxiliary and the Chester Golden Age Club.

Gloria was always proud of the fact that she was the Foster Mother, to 56 children in need.  The only aspect of life bigger than her contagious laugh, was her love of children and animals.

She was the widow of LT. Rudy Bilcik (NYFD).

She is survived by her children Christopher, Debbie and Michael.  Her grandson Bryce, Tyler and Owen, also survive her, along with her nephews John and Mike Muskus.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, during the hours of 1:00 to 4:00 PM & 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc., located at 3 Hudson Street, Chester, New York 10918.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 11:00 AM at St. Columba R.C. Church located at: 27 High Street, Chester, New York 10918.

Burial will follow at St. Columba R.C. Church Parish Cemetery, located on Route 94, in Chester, New York.

Please note, the family has specifically requested that friends of Gloria and her family, do not send flowers. In lieu thereof, please honor Gloria, by providing memorial contributions in her name to “Pets Alive” located at: 363 Derby Rd, Middletown, NY 10940. (

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas F. Flynn, and the staff of Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc.  For directions to the funeral home, and St. Columba R.C. Church, or to offer an online memorial please visit:


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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Born: December 18, 1933
Died: January 18, 2018

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Rita & John Fox posted on 1/29/18

Rita & John Fox
Gloria, you definitely fit the description of "one of a kind". Your contagious smile, stories, chatter filled many minds and hearts in such a good way.  May your family and extended family of friends find peace knowing how much she loved you and life itself.  May God keep her and all of you in the palm of His hand.  


Marie & Phil Zurlo posted on 1/24/18

We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Gloria. She was such a good hearted person. We will remember her fondly. We extend our deepest sympathy to her family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Marie & Phil Zurlo posted on 1/24/18

We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Gloria. She was such a good hearted person. We will remember her fondly. We extend our deepest sympathy to her family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Henry Bey posted on 1/23/18

Henry and Carol Bey
My wife and I extend our deepest and sincere sympathy to the Bilcik family. Gloria was bigger then life it's self always upbeat and full of energy with a heart of gold. She will always be in our prayers and may she rest in everlasting peace.


Ellie and Bill Kochany posted on 1/22/18

Bill and I send our sincere sympathy to the Bilcik Family. We will always remember Gloria's great love of life. We are living in Florida 21 years but still have very fond memories of her. May she rest in peace.


Expression of Sympathy posted on 1/22/18

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A Shades of Elegance was sent on January 22, 2018

With heart felt sympathy, we will surely miss you everyday and will never forget how special of a person you were. Love You Always, The Muskus Family.


Luz Rivera posted on 1/21/18

With our Deepest Sympathy from all of us at KeyBanK to the Bilcik family .  We are gonna miss her smile and laughter when she used to make her weekly trip to the bank and light up the bank with her present such a beautiful person. May you rest in peace Gloria....


Donna Nizolek posted on 1/21/18

Chester will not be the same without Gloria.  She was one of the kindest person I've ever met.  She always had a heart of gold to not only her children and pets but also to the elderly.  I remember one Christmas many years ago before my mother passed, Gloria wrapped up a Christmas gift and gave it to her even though she didn't really know my mother that well.  Everyone knew Gloria and loved her.  You and your beloved Rudy will be together again.  Rest in Peace!


Geri clark posted on 1/20/18

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Mary Luciana posted on 1/20/18

So sorry Chris, Debbie & Michael & her very special grandson
Luciana Family


Tom & Laurie Savaglio posted on 1/19/18

To the Family:    I send my deepest, heartfelt condolences.  Gloria was my mother-in-law Mary Savaglio's dearest  friend.  I met her years ago and loved her from the first hello. .  Always the life of the party.  We had become so fond of Gloria that we invited her to all of our family functions.  At my daughter's sweet 16 party, which was 10 years ago, Gloria was the one who got all the young guys dancing and made the party so much more fun.  We  accepted her as part of the family and always looked forward to her company when she was at Mary's or one of our parties.    She had a heart of gold~~loved her dalmatians and she always talked about Rudy, the love of her life.   I was heartbroken when I heard the news today.  Gloria will be remembered with loving thoughts and will greatly missed.    I can still hear her laughing..and she certainly made us laugh many times!.    Thinking of all of you at this difficult time and may God give you the strength to get through the upcoming days.    

Tom & Laurie Savaglio