El Camino Memorial - Encinitas

340 Melrose Ave, Encinitas, CA



July 5, 1927April 19, 2020

Gloria Marie Santolucito Schnetz Cover

Gloria Marie Santolucito Schnetz Cover was born July 5, 1927 in Upland, California to John and Mary Santolucito and went to be with the Lord April 19, 2020 in Cardiff By The Sea, California. She was raised in Highland, California and graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1945. Gloria later graduated from Skadron Business College in San Bernardino where she served as the College’s first Class President. Gloria married William C. Schnetz in 1946 and together they raised 4 children. In 1978 Gloria’s beloved William passed away after 32 years of marriage. In 1980 Gloria married Thomas W. Cover who passed away in 2000.

Gloria served multiple terms as President of Saint Bernardine Medical Center Auxiliary. In 1978 Gloria was appointed as the first Director of Volunteers at Saint Bernardine Medical Center where she coordinated volunteer services provided to the Medical Center by the Hospital Auxiliary and Candy Stripers. She held this position for 25 years until she retired.

Gloria is survived by her 4 children and their spouses, Carolyn and Dennis Fulford, Marolyn and Paul Van Slyke, William and Lori Schnetz and Frank and Denise Schnetz, 11 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and her sister Nancy Carlone.

A Church service and Celebration of Gloria’s Life are pending. In lieu of flowers please donate to Saint Bernardine Medical Center Auxiliary in San Bernardino, California.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.



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Luanna Squerzi

April 30, 2020

Dear Family of Gloria Cover: I just found out about Gloria's passing, and I am truly very sorry.

Gloria and my mother were very dear friends from St. Bernardine's in the mid-70's when they served on the Board together, took a trip to San Francisco (with Marilyn Talbott), shared drives to Los Angeles for the theater and lunch, enjoyed long conversations on the phone, the spirit of an occasional cocktail and so much more. Their friendship was a special one.

I have so many fond memories of: Bill and her helping me with my grade school homework, me babysitting when her grandchildren were babies, a bridal shower at her home, and her wedding to Tom. During my high school years, she was like a mother to me. Always so kind and generous in spirit, she was.

I'm sorry for your loss.


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