Dr. Glory C. de los Reyes, age 83 (originally from Jersey City) passed away peacefully at her in home in Doral, Florida on Saturday, October 10, 2020. She was your typical snowbird traveling between her childrens’ homes in Colorado, Florida and New Jersey.
Born in Bani, Pangasinan in the Philippines, Glory came to the United States in the 1970’s living in Jersey City (NJ), Pittsburgh (PA), Meridian (MS), Tuscaloosa (AL), Palmerston North (NZ), Commerce City (CO) and Doral (FL).
Glory was a medical school graduate from Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines. In the Philippines, she practiced as an obstetrician-gynecologist where she delivered many babies including her own nieces and nephews, e.g. Bong de los Reyes, Anna Camba, JuneJune Camba.
In 1969, she married the love of her life, Engineer, Ruperto de los Reyes. One story that comes to mind is when she and her new husband went to Church. Her husband‘s nephew’s wife, Gwen de los Reyes, went into labor. Glory (being a dedicated OB/GYN) saved the day and delivered her nephew, Bong, in the province of Bani. Of course, her new husband was like “How are we supposed to go on our honeymoon now?”
In the 1970s, Glory and her husband migrated to the United States and settled in Jersey City, New Jersey to raise their family. Glory worked as a psychiatrist in the Manhattan Psychiatric Center on Ward’s Island (NY); a psychiatric hospital in Pittsburgh (PA) and (CT); East Mississippi State Hospital (EMSH) in Meridian, MS; Bryce Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and finally in Palmerston North Hospital in New Zealand. She finally retired in 2000.
Known to her family and friends as “Chung Glo”, “Auntie”, “Lola”, “Grandma”, “Tita”, “Ninang”, “Auntie G”, “Dr. Mom” and of course “Mom”, Glory was a loving and devoted mother to her children and grandchildren. She loved to eat, laugh, make jokes, was generous and loved imitating phrases from her favorite shows. New Jersey was home base where she enjoyed raising her children as well as her grandchildren. In Florida, she loved the Mango, Chocolate and Orchid Festivals as well as eating (e.g. Lobster and popcorn) and watching movies. In NY, she loved the NYC lights and the ambience of the BIG CITY. In Colorado, she loved being surrounded by her loving grandchildren and being part of the Brush Family Reunion where she slept in their Elvis Room.
Throughout her life, she was adventurous. She experienced a Millennium New Year in New Zealand and went to NYC by herself when the Yankees won the World Series to experience the Championship Parade.
Glory was predeceased by her loving husband, Ruperto de los Reyes; parents, Marcos and Rosario Camba; brothers Abraham, Calvin, Jim and Art Camba; sisters Aurora Espejo and Milagros Maglanoc. She is survived by her loving children: Marc de los Reyes of Jersey City; Denise de los Reyes of Doral, Florida; Ruperto de los Reyes and his wife Carrie; her grandchildren Kaya and Keyan of Commerce City, Colorado; sisters Brenda C. Gallardo of Chicago, Illinois and Filipinas N. Camba Manila, Philippines; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and godchildren.
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