Glorya D. Wachs (Levin), 73, of Short Hills died Feb. 15, 2015. She was born in Chicago and resided in Short Hills since 1969.
A lifelong educator, Mrs. Wachs taught in the Chicago school systems; in San Lorenzo, Calif.; and in the South Orange-Maplewood School District.
A member of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Short Hills, she was a teacher in its religious school for 45 years and in the Early Childhood Center for the past six years.
She served as Deerfield Elementary School PTO president and then as a member of the Millburn Conference of PTOs for five years and as the chair for their social action committee. She was a life member of Hadassah and Brandeis University National Women’s Committee.
An avid traveler, she visited every continent except Antarctica. An ardent Sherlock Holmes fan, she was elected to ASH and was a member of the Epilogues of Chatham and The Three Garridebs of Westchester County.
She is survived by three daughters, Sharon (Andy) Hirsch of San Jose, Calif., Deborah (Andrew) Barnes of Menlo Park, Calif., and Judith (Elie) Pieprz of Israel; her son, Joel of Seattle; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at B’nai Jeshurun on Feb. 22. Memorial contributions may be made to the temple’s Early Childhood Center Library.