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Gladys Marie Triesler

Friday, March 20, 2020 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Friday, March 20, 2020 at 12 noon

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Gladys Marie (Hays) Triesler, of  Hagerstown, MD., passed peacefully March 15, 2020 while residing in Spring Arbor Memory Care in Frederick, MD. 

She was the loving wife of J. Richard Triesler, Sr., who passed away October 22, 2018. They were childhood sweethearts, married for 69 years. 

Gladys was the daughter of Clayton Albert Hays & Lillian Estelle Hays and was born in Halfway, MD. in 1930.

Gladys graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1948.

Gladys was a dedicated homemaker, involved in antiques, decorating, bowling and floral arranging. She also loved family, sewing, cross stitching, quilting, cooking and gardening. She was very active in the Methodist Church. She lived in Springfield, VA, Darnestown, MD, then later moved to Charlotte, NC with her husband, where they lived 23 years before returning to Hagerstown, MD.

She is survived by her two children, James R. Triesler, Jr. and Linda Marie Braun, together with their spouses Gretta Triesler and Stephen Braun. She has two living grandchildren, Tiffany Marie Triesler and Emliy Marie Kehoe; four great grandchildren, Brennan and Sophie Kehoe, Madison Norris and Sarah Triesler; along with a brother Donald L. Hays and his wife Gloria.

Gladys was preceded in death by her brothers Clayton A. Hayes, Jr. & Jack E. Hays and sadly, a grandson Chad E. Triesler. 

May God rest her Spirit in Heavenly Peace and Glory Forever and Ever.

A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd N. Hagerstown, MD 21742 with Rev. David Kaplan officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Friends will be received one hour prior to services. 

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that you consider a donation in Memory of Gladys Marie Triesler to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or the Alzheimer's Association.

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