Gloria (Reicin) Medoff

June 28, 2020

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#Gloria Medoff, age 82, a lifelong teacher, died in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 28, 2020. She was a breast cancer survivor who bravely fought a recurrence with grace until the end.


Born August 16, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois, to Mary and Abraham Reicin, she graduated from Roosevelt University.


She lived in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and worked as a teacher in the public school system of inner city Cleveland, dedicating herself to the children she taught. She was a special education teacher for years and later taught elementary-aged children. She moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, 15 years ago.


Gloria was a member of Wise Temple and various singing groups. In her youth, she was voted most talented teen vocalist in Chicago. She was an exceptional singer and enjoyed participating in the choir at Cedar Village.


Gloria will be especially remembered for her compassion and love of life. Gloria was a devoted mother of Steven Medoff (Jody Anderson) of Wilmington, Delaware; Theresa Medoff of Wilmington, Delaware; Cheryl (Alan) Ginsburg of Albany, New York; and Susan (Gary) Glynn of Cincinnati, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter Rhonda Medoff of Mentor, Ohio.


She adored her nine grandchildren who were her pride and joy: Katrina and Valerie Medoff; Elana (Jeremy), Larry, Harlan (Isabella), Reuben and Davi Ginsburg; and Lauren (Robert) and Joshua Glynn.


Gloria had been engaged to the late Robert Orvis, with whom she frequently traveled to Chicago, Illinois, and Albany, New York.


She was the sister of Edward Reicin (Leah) of Chicago, Illinois. Other relatives in Chicago include her special Aunt Sarah Greenberg.


A special thank you to Gloria’s adoring aide, Vera Ballew. Thanks to her very kind doctor, Elyse Lower, for giving her hope and extending her life, as well as the incredible staff at Cedar Village in Mason, Ohio.


Private graveside funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 2,, at 11 a.m., at Temple Israel Cemetery. Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, there will be no Shiva services. The funeral will be live streamed via the link below: 


Memorial contributions are welcomed and appreciated at Ride Cincinnati, where money is raised for breast and other cancer research. Please follow the link below and note “Sue Glynn’s team” when making a donation:

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Graveside Service
July 2, 2020

11:00 AM
Temple Israel Cemetery
1626 Western
Guilderland, NY 12203

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