Alvin A. Gloor
March 9, 1926 – September 9, 2020
Alvin “Al” Gloor, devoted husband and loving father of four children, entered heaven at the age of 94 on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.
Alvin was born on March 9, 1926 to Walter and Alvina (Ehlers) Gloor in Spaulding, NE. After graduation from Albion, NE high school, he served the United States in World War II as a member of the Army Air Corps. Following 1949 graduation from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, he married the love of his life, Eunice C. Williams, on August 7 and moved to Chappell, NE where Al taught science and mathematics and was high school principal for eleven years. Upon completing his Master’s Degree at the University of Michigan in 1960, Al and Eunice relocated to Omaha, NE where he taught and was mathematics department chair at Westside High School, retiring in 1991. His distinguished career included the 1984 National Science Teachers Association and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Presidential Award for excellence in Science and Mathematics teaching, and the 1990 Distinguished Service Award from the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics.
As a retiree, Al continued his passion for learning, and became a Douglas County Extension volunteer master gardener, a member of Kiwanis, a wood carver, and was able to enjoy many Elderhostel adventures with Eunice. He was a long time member of Rockbrook United Methodist Church where he taught Adult Sunday School and enjoyed the Sparetimers group.
Alvin is preceded in death by father, Walter Gloor; mother, Alvina Ehlers Gloor; brothers: Walter, Jim, and Jack Gloor; sister, Marilyn Jacobsen; and daughter, Kay Gloor Wegrzyn.
He is survived by his bride of 71 years, Eunice Williams Gloor; daughters, Kathy (Rick) Vranicar and Carol (Jeff) Peters; son, David (Mary) Gloor; son-in-law, David Wegrzyn; grandchildren: Anne (Mike) Utech, Mike Gloor, Katie (Quinn) Willet, Steve Gloor, Jason (Molly) Peters, Heidi Peters, Erica (Bhargava) Mullapudi, Scott (Rebecca) Vranicar, Erin (Dane) Berger, Brian Vranicar, Lynn (Brian) Foster, and Lara Wegrzyn; great-grandchildren: Aly, Jake, Camy, and Ethan Utech; Priya, Meera, Arya, and Arun Mullapudi; Micah and Audra Vranicar; Hannah Berger, and Micah Foster; sister, JoAnn Knapp; also many nieces and nephews.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE Service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be sent to the family, or Rockbrook United Methodist Church, 9855 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE 68124 or Westside Foundation, 909 S 76th St, Omaha, NE 68114.