Ida Rose Glaviano
August 10, 1917 – December 19, 2020
When you think of a person who lived a long, productive, giving, loving, and happy life, you have to think of Ida Glaviano. Born Ida Juliano on August 10, 1917 in Los Angeles to parents Anthony and Carmela, Ida was the oldest of four children. She had a sister, Rosa and two brothers, Joseph and Carmelo. When her parents died at relatively young ages, it was Ida who took charge of the family. Though just a teenager, she made sure they kept the house, a remarkable feat when you think of it by today's standards. Although it was suggested by some to have the brothers and sister live apart with relatives, Ida insisted they stay together. She would have it no other way. Ida was a born leader as she left school and went to work to support her family. Her sisters and brothers pitched in with small jobs and a very frugal lifestyle as they continued their schooling. Of course, a strong support system generated by relatives and close friends was always in place, which helped tremendously during the Depression years. During World War II, Ida and sister Rosa worked diligently, maintained an immaculate home and prayed that their brothers would come home safe and thankfully, they did. Ida married the love of her life, Sam Glaviano in October of 1952 and they settled in Alhambra where they lived for many years. At retirement age, they moved to Sun City West, Arizona. Ida and Sam lived a full, rich life together. In every photo, Ida would always have the biggest smile and in talking, her laugh was always the loudest and funniest. She was so full of life. she loved to laugh and her optimism was contagious. When it came to positive thinking, she led the pack. Ida was the family historian, her memory sharp as a tack even after she reached 100 years of age. A recollection that amazed many was her remembering the day Rosa was born in 1922. Ida was five and she recalled the doctor leaving the house and telling her she had a baby sister. Ida was with five other children on the front lawn and she was able to name all of them, ninety-eight years later. Ida loved people and they loved her. She had a strong faith in God and believed in living her life following his teachings. On her 100th birthday, numerous people asked her the secret to longevity and she responded by saying, "Just live your life, doing what God wants you to do." Ida was many things; unique, strong-willed, smart, conversational, charitable, spiritual, friendly and sweet but she will be best remembered for her love of family. No one cared more for the safety and well-being of family members than Ida. Ida will be missed by many. Her "happy talk" and laugh will never be replaced. We are very sad she is gone but she instilled in all of us, a sense of purpose in life. She always said that you should strive to be successful but with success comes a duty to serve God and people in need. Ida leaves her sister, Rosa Montemurro; nephew, James Montemurro and his wife Susan; niece, Teresa Montemurro; great niece Lauren Montemurro; great nephew, James Montemurro; cousins Bill Gioia & wife Diane, Frank Gioia, Rosemarie DeMitchell and Bobby Gioia; her outstanding caring neighbors Dar Klomhaus and Mary Claesson; dear friend Barbara Groeger; her loving caretaker Marcy Porter and the beautiful Bacino family. Ida loved you all so deeply. Farewell sweet Angel. you were our treasure and inspiration and we will never forget you. Ida loved the St. Vincent DePaul Society and the people they helped. Donations may be made in memory of her name to www.svdpsua.org/give.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021