Gloria Travers Pike, 93, of Cambridge passed away on August 23, 2019 at Mallard Bay Care Center. She was born in Cambridge on January 30, 1926 to the late Herbert Asbury Travers and Elizabeth Catherine Bramble Travers.
Gloria attended schools in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge High School. For many years, she worked as a secretary at Academy School, and then at Sandy Hill Elementary School, from which she retired in 1984. On June 2, 1949, Gloria married Robert Ellis Pike, who passed away on April 28, 1994. She enjoyed arts and crafts, specifically needlepoint, quilting, crochet, and knitting. She was also an excellent painter, although she would never have admitted it. She was an avid stamp collector as well as a coin collector. Gloria was a past member of Grace United Methodist Church and was a past secretary for the Retired Teachers Association.
She is survived by her daughters Cathy Alberti and husband Lou of Delmar, DE, and Beth Pike of Cambridge, her grandson Nick Alberti, and her great grandsons Nicholas and Braxton, as well as several cousins. Gloria is preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 11 AM at Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. with Rev. A. Delmer Willey, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Cambridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Dorchester County Library, 303 Gay St, Cambridge, MD 21613, or to a charity of one’s choice.