Gloria Pascua Cosico, affectionately known as Glo to her many friends and family, was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world peacefully in her sleep on January 25, 2024 at age 83 after a valiant fight against cancer.
Glo was born to Fulgencio and Bernardina Pascua on May 8, 1940 in Sanchez Mira, Cagayan, Philippines. After graduating college from Saint Louis University in Baguio City, she joined a Community Development program at University of the Philippines Los Banos where she met her husband Arsenio “Sonny” Cosico. Together, they had two children: Mia (Mutya) and Dinah (Amihan). With her 2 young daughters at her side, she immigrated to California in 1982; Sonny followed one year later. The family lived in Newark, CA for 39 years before moving to Lincoln, CA in 2021.
Glo loved spending time with all of her family but especially enjoyed her time with her two grandchildren Amihan and Abram. She was proud of their academic excellence and loved to show off Amihan’s musical talents and Abram’s athletic abilities. Aside from her family, she had three passions in life: singing, Zumba, and volunteering her time to help others. She loved to sing no matter what the occasion. A self-proclaimed gym rat, she zumba’d many times a week with her friends. After retirement, at the age of 67, she and Sonny embarked on a new adventure and chased her dream to serve abroad in the Peace Corps. They spent 2 years in Romania helping to establish a continuing education center for the village of Buteni.
Glo is survived by her husband, Sonny, children Mia and her husband Bryan, Dinah and her husband Jeremy, grandchildren Amihan and Abram, and sisters Fe and Esperanza. Glo’s legacy will continue to resonate in the hearts and minds of those fortunate to have known her. Her kindness, integrity and devotion to family will be forever cherished. As we celebrate Glo’s life, we carry with us her love for music and belief in the power of giving.