VIENNA, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Gladys R. Walls, 96, passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 21, 2022 at Hospice House.
Gladys was born May 28, 1926 in Wilkins Township, Pennsylvania, to the late Olive and Charles Brandfass.
She graduated from Turtle Creek High School in 1944.
During WWII, she worked for Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh, assembling submarine parts.
She graduated from Nyack College in 1948 and worked at National Biscuit & Weigands in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, G. C. Murphy in Ambridge, Pennsylvania & Grant City East in Warren, Ohio.
Gladys married Paul L. Walls, August 12, 1949. Together they loved and raised three children, Sheryl (James) Diyorio of Austintown, Ohio, where she made her home the past five years, Paul Dennis (Debbie) Walls of Niles, Ohio and Janice (Anthony) Corturillo of Hudson, Ohio.
She loved and enjoyed her seven grandchildren, Rebekah (Matthew) Taylor of Burbank, California, Brian (Kara) Diyorio of Poland, Ohio, Andrea (Jake) Bailey of Austintown, Ohio, David (Nicole) Diyorio of Girard, Ohio, Emily (Dan) Corturillo of Bloomington, Indiana, Joshua (fiancée, Natalie) Walls of Niles, Ohio and Amanda (Matthew) Hast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and five great-grandchildren.
Gladys sang in choirs and trios at Turtle Creek Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Sewickley, Pennsylvania, Baptist Church, North Mar Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and Champion Presbyterian Church.
She bowled in North Mar and Wean leagues, taught North Mar Primary Sunday School and Pioneer Girls. She loved to read, crochet, knit, do decorative painting, ceramics, make greeting cards and write to pen pal.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul l. Walls, March 31, 2013; parents, Olive and Charles Brandfass; brother, Charles (Chuck) Brandfass and sister, Jean Brandfass.
Gladys’ family would like to thank Hospice House for all the kindness shown and care given to Gladys during her final days.
Per Gladys’ wishes there will be no calling hours.
Donations may be made in her memory to Big Reach Center of Hope, 11767 Lisbon Road, Salem, Ohio or Hospice of the Valley
Burial will take place at Crown Hill Burial Park, Vienna, Ohio.
Selby-T. J. Fox Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements
A television tribute will air Friday, September 23 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.