Mrs. Gloria B. Gingrich

Mrs. Gloria B. Gingrich


Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Gloria Bullivant Gingrich, 88, who died on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 with her family at her side. Gloria was born on June 5, 1933.

Gloria worked for the US Postal Service for 30 years, and was the Postmaster in East Durham, NY for the seven years before retirement. She was a member of the Durham-Oak Hill United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School for many years. She also taught 4H for 15 years. She was a former member of the Greene County Postmasters Association and served as president. Gloria was also a member of (and secretary for) the Oak Hill Cemetery Association, and a member of the Red Hatters, Grandma’s for the Troops, and the Durham Valley American Legion Post 1416 Ladies Auxiliary. Gloria was an avid reader and enjoyed putting puzzles together. One of her passions was to entertain for dinner. She loved cooking, canning from her garden, sewing in her younger years, and planting her flowers and roses outdoors. Gloria loved her Lord and spread His Word wherever she went.

Gloria is survived by her husband of 35 years, Rev. Paul Gingrich. Paul is a retired associate member of NYAC. He served Durham-Oak Hill UMC in Durham, NY; Rowe UMC in Milan, NY; and Red Hook UMC in NY. He retired in 2002, and again served Durham-Oak Hill UMC in retirement. 

Gloria was predeceased by her first husband, James E. Bullivant. In addition to her husband, Gloria is survived by three children, Donna Lynn Maier (Vincent), Sheila Faye DeGeyter, and James Dale Bullivant; and by three step-daughters, Kathryn Dole (Garry), Candice Thompson (Scott), and Lucinda Morrill (Alan). She was blessed with eight grandchildren, Nathaniel DeGeyter, Alison Thela, James DeGeyter, Jamie Bullivant, Ryan Maier, Julia Maier, Benjamin Dole and Timothy Dole. The pride of her life were ten great-grandchildren coming to visit: Hunter Bullivant, Rachel Conarpe, Bryan DeGeyter, Jerod DeGeyter, Elizabeth Thela, Brandon Thela, Jackson Dole, Jillian Dole, Owen Maier and Lily Maier.

A funeral service was held on August 23, 2021 at the A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home in Greenville, NY. Burial was at the Oak Hill Cemetery. Donations in Gloria's memory can be made to either the Durham-Oak Hill United Methodist Church (mailing address: 347 Sutton Rd, Cornwallville, NY 12418) or Durham Ambulance, PO Box 99, East Durham, NY 12423.