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Gloria Saville Passes Away

February 20th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

A lady who was a driving force in the Arts community in Cumberland, Mrs. Gloria Saville, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.  Aside from being a collector herself, Mrs. Saville was dedicated to promoting the interest and cause of local talents.  She was instrumental in establishing The Saville Gallery in honor of her husband, Buford.  The Gallery is a professional art space dedicated to the exhibition of local, regional, and national artists.

Mrs. Saville was part of a pioneering movement that included other key local figures in establishing a bonafide arts district in Cumberland.  She served on the Allegany Arts Council, the Gilchrist Gallery Boards and was an honorary member of the Cumberland Theatre Board.

The Scarpelli Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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