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Glorianne `Gee Gee` Eiss
December 29, 1931 -- April 01, 2022

Glorianne “Gee Gee” Eiss lived a full and wonderful life, peacefully passing away on April 1, 2022 at the age of 90.

She was born to George and Anne Sibold on December 29, 1931 in Glen Rock, NJ. The baby of her family, Glorianne had three older siblings who have previously departed, Walter Powers, Edward Powers, and Ruth Stubba. A life long animal lover, she raised collies as a teenager before attending Bucknell College.


After college, Gee Gee became a stewardess for American Airlines based out of LaGuardia. She was part of the crew who flew the first non-stop flight from New York City to Los Angeles. It was on a layover in Buffalo, NY where she met her husband Herbert “Bud” Eiss at The Runway Inn.


Glorianne and Bud were married in 1955 and remained dedicated to each other for 60 years, until Bud’s passing in 2015. As a couple they won the game show Super Market Sweep and traveled to Germany, Hawaii, and Alaska among other destinations. They are survived by their four children Deborah (Michael) Kelliher, Russell (Kathy) Eiss, Wayne Eiss, and Deanna Eiss. Glorianne taught her children many things, including the best way to spend Sundays - singing at church followed by watching football. As a family they lived in New Jersey and upstate New York before moving to Florida.


Known as Oma to her five grandchildren, Maeve Kelliher, Max Eiss, Treyvon Love, Hunter Eiss, and Natalya Crawford, she spoiled them with backrubs, the cherries out of her manhattans, and sneaking snacks into movie theaters.


Visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Park Ridge, IL on May 7, 2022 from 11 am until noon. A noon service for family and friends will take place following the visitation.


In lieu of flowers, donations in Glorianne’s honor can be made to:

PAWS Chicago - <https://my.pawschicago.org/tribute-donations/Donate>

The Monarch Venture -  https://donate.monarchjointventure.org/give/230564/#!/donation/checkout <https://donate.monarchjointventure.org/give/230564/>

She will be deeply missed by her loved ones.

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