Carl William Gloor Jr.

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Carl William Gloor

Carl William Gloor, 94, of Bellevue passed away April 12, 2019.

He was born Oct. 13, 1924 in Bolivar, PA to Carl and Dorothy (Johnston) Gloor.

He entered the US Army in 1943 and served in the 17th Airborne during WWII.  He also served in Korea and Vietnam.  He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Meritorious Service Medals.

In 1976, he retired from the Army as Sergeant Major to Bellevue, WA.  He worked as a printer for CH2M Hill.  He is survived by his 4 children: son Charles Gloor, wife Eddie (Morrison) Gloor, of Deer Park, TX, daughter Gretchen (Gloor) Johnson, husband Gordon Johnson, of Bellevue, son David Gloor of Kent, and son Gary Gloor of Tacoma, 5 grandchildren: Jillian

Carl as a child

Johnson, Emily Gloor, Adeline Gloor, Rian Singh, and Kyle Gloor, and 3 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Nancy Anne (Borella) Gloor in 2000.

Carl enjoyed flying his kite and traveling in his motor home.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend and had a heart bigger than the world.

He was laid to rest at Tahoma National Cemetery.

9 Responses to “Carl William Gloor Jr.”

  • Gretchen Johnson says:

    Dad, I love you and miss you.

  • Gary Gloor says:

    Dad I love you. A beautiful person.

  • David Gloor says:

    Thank you Dad. I truly have been a fortunate son. I am and will forever be grateful for you.

  • Kyle Gloor says:

    There’s only one Grandpa, and that’s you. Love you Grandpa, it’ll be lonely with you but I’ll do you proud.

  • Kyle Gloor says:

    There’s only one Grandpa and that’s you. Love you Grandpa. It’ll be lonely without you but I’ll do you proud.


    I think about you all the time, you were my buddy, and enjoyed making you cream beef on toast, I still make it and love it. when I come to join you later on, we will chat about the good old days.

  • Carrie Dean Clawson says:

    I am from Bolivar, PA, age 95, and went to high school with Carl. We enjoyed our time there and became great friends. In fact, Carl and Bill (my deceased husband) were the best of friends.

    Carl drove his motor home to Bolivar and stayed at my house. He had a glorious visit with friends. Carl and I spoke often on the phone for many years. He loved the box of baked goods I would send to him, especially the canned beets, cinnamon rolls and bread. I think of Carl as a “wonderful gentleman” and I surely do miss him. The family can be proud of Carl in that he was an example of how to properly live a life. I hope I can stay in touch with Gretchen.

    Deepest Respect, Carrie

  • Carrie Dean Clawson says:

    I am Carrie Dean Clawson from Bolivar, Pa, age 95, and a dear friend of Carl. We were high school buddies and Carl was the best friend of my deceased husband, Bill. We all hung out together in high school.
    Carl drove his motor home to Bolivar and stayed with me. He truly enjoyed visiting with his Bolivar friends. Carl and I spent many hours on the phone over the years and I will miss these conversations. Carl loved to eat the baked goods I would mail to him. His favorites were canned beets, home-made bread and rolls, and cinnamon rolls. Carl was very good to me and I am missing my friend a great deal right now. I will always value highly our friendship. Carl was a model gentleman who demonstrated how to live life properly. I hope that I can stay in tough with Gretchen. With deepest sympathy, Carrie

  • Tamara says:

    I feel fortunate to have had you in my life and cherish memories of times spent with you. You reached out to me during some of the most difficult times in my life and always made sure I knew I was cared about and loved. Your strength of noble character, kindness, compassion, selflessness, common-sense, ever present sense of humor, & thoughtfulness were steadfast and reassuring that I too can get through life’s hardships & sorrows. You were a special friend to me. I love you and will cherish you for all my days. Thank you ~

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