Gloria Myers, 77, dies

Harrington, DE — Gloria Myers, 77, of Greenwood, Del., died Dec. 5, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones at home.

She was the only child to the late Harry and Gloria Burgio. She was raised in the Bronx, but moved to Delaware in her late teenage years where she met her husband of 56 years, Bobby Myers.

They bought a beautiful farm where they raised their three children. They had a big, successful stable of Standardbred horses, racing up and down the Eastern Shore.

She was thought of as a mother to a lot of people. Mrs. Myers was the “fun” mom and the kind of person who would give you the shirt off her back. She enjoyed going to the races, playing the slots, and spending as much time with her family as she could. Her favorite holiday was Christmas, where she would go above and beyond for everyone in the family.

She was a member of the Delaware Standardbred Owners Association and the United States Trotting Association.

Mrs. Myers is survived by her loving husband, Robert Myers Sr.; daughters, Sheila Daugherty and Robin Callahan (Kimothy Vincent); daughter-in-law, Shannon; grandchildren, Dawn (Robert) Richards, Amber (Jeromy) Tucker, Courtney Mitchell, Megan (Ricky) Carlisle and Macey; great-grandchildren, R.J. Richards, Carson Richards, Jonathan Tucker, Gracelyn Tucker, Andrew Mitchell and Cameron Mitchell; sister-in law, Janice Agan; and nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Robert “Boo” Myers Jr.; aunt, Marie C. Burgio; sister-in-law, Marlene Larrimore; brother-in-law, Robert Larrimore; niece, Sandy Dukes; and nephew, Ricky Brown.

The family is very grateful for all of the care and support given to her by her caretakers, Bobbie Jo Scott and Bubba Perrigan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to AccentCare Hospice, 220 Continental Dr., Newark, DE 19713.

A service will be held privately.

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