Gladys P. Rorie Chasak, 92, of Durham, NC, died peacefully in Melbourne, Florida on Thursday, May 17, 2012.
Gladys was born in Chesterfield, South Carolina and married Erwin Thomas Chasak, Sr. in 1945. They lived in Durham for 60 years, raising three children. Their faith in God and love for each other set an example of a strong marriage. Gladys will always be remembered for the love she constantly poured out to family. She enjoyed cooking, reading, crocheting, writing stories, dancing, watching basketball and baseball, and traveling while continuing her career in cosmetology. Her words of wisdom to live by were “Always be true and have no regrets. Don’t do anything you will be sorry for later. Just be yourself and love yourself too.”
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents John and Mary Rorie, her husband Erwin Thomas Chasak, Sr., seven siblings, and daughter-in-law, Sandra Chasak.
She is survived by sister Connie Roghelia, brother Tommy Ross Rorie, Sr., children; Larry Mackie Chasak, Linda Chasak-Wright husband Larry, and Erwin Thomas Tommy Chasak, Jr. wife Joyce; grandchildren, Christopher Chasak, Jeremy Chasak, Cassie Chasak, Brian Wright, Lindsay Goins and Whitney Wright and great-grandchildren, Patrick and Anna Wright, and Jade, Caitlin and Myla Goins.
Gladys will always be missed by family and friends. Viewing will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 from 1-2:30 pm at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 W. Main Street.
A Graveside Service will be held at 3:00 pm at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice, 8060 Spyglass Hill Road, Melbourne, FL 32940.
Arrangements for the Chasak family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences www.hallwynne.com