Mrs. Gertrude C. Glaza, 98 years young and lifelong resident of Ubly, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the Willow Tree Haven Home in Gagetown. Gertrude was born on August 25, 1915 in Ubly to the late Roman and Pauline (Pollum) Briolat. She married Stanley Glaza on October 15, 1935 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Ubly. He preceded her in death on August 19, 1996. Gertrude was a graduate of the Proctor Country School. She was a lifelong parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Ubly where she was a member of the Christian Mothers. Gertrude was a former officer and active member of the Daughters of Isabella Fidelis Regina Circle #608 for over 50 years. She enjoyed trips to northern Michigan, quilting, needle work and china painting. Gertrude especially enjoyed playing any kind of card games and entertaining, which usually went hand in hand. Gertrude cherished anytime spent with her loving family and friends. Gertrude is survived by her loving children all of Ubly, Marie Roberts, Donald “Orv” Glaza and his wife, Marcia, Arnold Glaza and Larry Glaza and his wife, Doty; 13 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; four sisters, Sophie Sawle of Clinton Township, Florence Mattis and her husband, Frank of Dearborn Heights, Martha Krug of Bad Axe, Louise Gibson and her husband Ray of Ubly; one sister-in-law, Joann Stros and her husband, Richard of Port Hope; one brother-in-law, Richard Krug of Ubly. Gertrude was preceded in death one son-in-law, William Roberts; one daughter-in-law, Judy Glaza; one granddaughter, Jodi Glaza; four brothers, Ervin, Stanley, Clemence and Henry Briolat; three sisters, Ruth Krug, Ann Leppek and Irene Osentoski. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am Monday, June 16 at St. John Catholic Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Ubly. Rev. Patrick O’ Connor, pastor of St. Brigid Catholic Church in Midland will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Sunday from 2:00-9:00 pm and Monday from 10:00-11:00 am at St. John Church only. There will be a joint rosary by the St. John Christian Mothers and the Daughters of Isabella Sunday afternoon at 4 pm and a parish vigil service at 7:30 pm. Both services will be at the funeral home. Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Gertrude’s family.