Gladys Helen (nee Snook) Haydon, a long-time resident of Cranford who was devoted to her family and was an active member of the United Methodist Church died on Nov. 14. She was 93.
Born in Newark, N.J., in 1924, she grew up in Belleville. She married Charles Collings Haydon and 1948, and they lived in Jersey City before moving to Cranford in 1950.
Gladys worked in offices in Newark prior to her marriage, and worked various office jobs while living in Cranford.
She was the loving and beloved mother of her sons, Warren Haydon of Athens, Oh., and Tom Bruce Haydon and his wife, Eileen, of South Brunswick.
She gave constant support to her sons, serving as Den mother when they were in the Cub Scouts, and coming to their high school and college tennis matches. She and Charles enabled both of their sons to graduate college.
Gladys Haydon was an active and honored member of the Cranford United Methodist Church, which she attended for more than 60 years. She regularly contributed to many of the church fund-raising activities and knew all the ministers who served the church from the 1950s up to the present.
She was pre-decreased by her parents, Harold and Ada Snook, her brother, Kenneth Snook, and her husband, Charles, who died in 2016. Gladys and Charles were married for 68 years.
In addition to her sons and daughter-in-law, Gladys is survived by her grandsons Christopher and Brian Haydon, and several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Gladys' Life Celebration will be Friday November 17th from 6:00-9:00PM at Gray Memorial Funeral home, 12 Springfield Avenue, Cranford. Her funeral service will begin at 11AM Saturday November 18, 2017 at the Cranford United Methodist Church, 201 Lincoln Ave. Cranford. Interment will be private.
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