Gloria Sheldon

Gloria Sheldon

Gloria L. Sheldon (Bratter), 90, of Delray Beach, Fla., died May 6, 2020. She was born in Newark and spent winters in Delray Beach before moving there full time.

Mrs. Sheldon taught English to gifted Newark high school students. She later worked as the nightlife reporter for the Miami Beach Sun, interviewing celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor and Groucho Marx as they toured through the Miami Beach nightclub scene of the 1950s. After returning to New Jersey, she began teaching English at University High School in Newark until her retirement. She was also the editor of the school’s award-winning newspaper, and wrote restaurant reviews for TV Weekly magazine.

She was a graduate of Rutgers University, where she studied English literature. She later earned a master’s degree.

Divorced from her husband, Jack, she was predeceased by her companion of more than 40 years, Don Roberts, in 2018. She is survived by two sons, Scott Sheldon (Barbara de Wilde) of Uhlerstown, Pa., and Eric (Karen) Sheldon of Florence, Mass.; and five grandchildren.

A graveside burial was held at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge.

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