• Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Irene Lucas

    Irene E. Lucas, 71, of Pikesville, passed away Thursday June 20, 2019 at the Arden Courts of Pikesville. Born August 17, 1947 in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Donald and Ruth Lillian Pivonski Oswald. Mrs. Lucas earned her bachelors degree at Notre Dame of Maryland She worked for over 42 with Northrup Grumman, retiring as supervisor. She enjoyed sewing and decorating. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Coleman and Manuel Rivera of Abbottstown, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Cynthia Lucas of Hampstead; granddaughter, Hannah Coleman of Hampstead; and grandsons, Ryan and Brady Coleman of Abbottstown, PA. She was predeceased by her sister, Carol Murphy…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Herman Jackson

    Herman W. “Jack” Jackson, 94, of Catonsville, MD passed away on June 20, 2019. He was born on March 5, 1925 in Baltimore, MD to the late Herman Jackson and Bertha Mae (nee Greenfelder) Jackson. Herman W. Jackson, more widely known as Jack Jackson, died June 20, 2019. Jack was born and raised in South Baltimore and was a graduate of Southern High School. He completed one semester at Towson State Teachers College before going into the Navy. After boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Training School, he completed hospital corps school. He was then sent to Parris Island, South Carolina where he became a laboratory technician at the U.S.…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Alice Wolfgang

    Alice Wolfgang, 91, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL formerly of Reisterstown passed away on June 21, 2019. She was born on December 4, 1927 in Baltimore, MD to the late Edwin Lewis Molesworth, Sr. and Esther M. (nee Allender) Molesworth. Service arrangements are incomplete at this time.

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Donna Hertrich

    Donna I. Hertrich, 72, of Upperco, passed away at Lorien Mays Chapel. She was born on February 6, 1947 in Baltimore, MD. She was married to the late Jerold Hertrich. Mrs. Hertrich worked as a dental assistant. She is survived by daughter Dana Hertrich Rampolla (Joseph Rampolla) of Reisterstown, son Randal Shawn Hertrich (Kimberley McCubbin) of Westminster and son Shawn Jacob Hertrich (Penie Cowling) of Upperco. Grandmother of Vince, Matt, Augie, Maggie, Sophia, Devon and Dusty. Family will receive friends at the Eline Funeral Home, 11824 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, MD on Thursday, 4-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, 10am at Sacred Heart Church, 65 Sacred Heart Lane, Reisterstown, MD.…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Robert Bond

    Robert Naill Bond, Sr., 92, of Reisterstown, MD passed away on June 15, 2019. He was born on November 21, 1926 in Maryland to the late Winter and Gladys (nee Nussbaum) Bond. He was married to the late Dorothy (nee Sauble) Bond. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Due notice will be given.

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Donald Snodderly

    Donald Elvin Snodderly, 87, of Catonsville, passed away on June 14, 2019. He was born on September 10, 1931 in Hagerstown, MD to the late Sherman and Evelyn (nee Baechtel) Snodderly. He was married to Paula J. Snodderly. Mr. Snodderly was a veteran of the US Army serving from 1952-1954 in Counter-intelligence at Fort Hollibird. He was an educator and principal, and retired after 37 years with Baltimore County Public Schools, followed by 10 years in the Baltimore City School System mentoring new teachers. He was an adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins and Loyola. Past President of the Lochern Community Club and served on the H.O.A. board of the Fountain…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Yevheniya Koval

    Yevheniya K. Koval died at the Dove House in Westminster on Sunday, June 16, 2019. She was born on May 21, 1932 to the late Konstantin E. and Anna Z. Krotte. She was the wife of the late Ivan T. Koval and mother of Victor Koval and his wife, Alex and Konstantin Koval and his wife, Ludmila. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Vae, Jason, Stephanie, Alex and Vead; and one sister, Raya Kornitskaya and one niece, Yelena Kornitskaya. Family will receive friends at the Eline Funeral Home, 11824 Reisterstown Rd., Reisterstown, Monday, June 17 from 7 to 9 pm with a funeral service on Tuesday at 10…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Marian Randall

    On June 11, 2019 Marian Penney Randall of Sparks Glencoe beloved wife of Harry Randall, MD. Mother of Elizabeth P. Randall (Alan Gottlieb), Clyde L. Randall (Leslie Perry) and Thomas C. Randall (Katrina Armstrong). Grandmother of Sarah (Nicholas), Marian (Austin), Marta, Emily, William, Samantha and Katharine. Great grandmother of Sophia. Sister of the late Thomas Penney, III Service will be held at a later date at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3738 Butler Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136. Due notice of times will be given.

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Judith Linnbaum

    Judith “Judy” Ann Linnbaum, 79, of Hampstead, passed away on Sunday June 9, 2019 at Carroll Lutheran Village . Born November 4, 1939 in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late George and Evelyn Katherine (Henry) Will. She was the wife of Edward G. Linnbaum, Jr., her husband of nearly 60 years. She had been a teacher’s assistant at Christ Lutheran Nursery School prior to her retirement. Surviving in addition to her husband are children Kathy Ann Perkey and husband Douglas of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Michael Edward Linnbaum and wife Teresa of Mary Esther, FL and Lisa Marie Malecki and husband Ron of Hampstead; granddaughters, Rachael Perkey Huff and…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Arthor Rhoten

    Arthor Wesley “Wes” Rhoten, 64, of Hampstead, MD passed away peacefully at his home in Hampstead, MD on Thursday, June 6th 2019 Born December 10, 1954 in Baltimore county , MD, he was the son of the late Carlin and Audrey (Thompson) Rhoten and the loving husband of Dorothy Ann Rhoten. Wes enjoyed going fishing, working with wood, collecting coins working in the garden and spending time with friends and family. His family fondly remembers his sense of humor and always being quite the “jokester” at family gatherings. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Wes is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years,…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Thomas Thompson

    On June 9, 2019, Thomas Marvin Thompson, of Finksburg, passed away suddenly. He was born in Oakland Mills to the late Ramona and Marvin Thompson; dear brother of Elaine McLaughlin and her husband Jack, the late Mazie “Susie” Thompson-Rogers; cherished uncle of Wendie Case and her husband Allan, Jeffery Schaeffer and his wife Lisa, Kelly Stinnett and her husband Scott, Scott Leonard. Also survived by many loving great nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Family and friends will celebrate Thomas’s life at Eline Funeral Home-Finksburg on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 5-8 PM where a funeral service will be held 11 AM Thursday, June 13, 2019. Officiating will be Pastor Dave…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    John Korman

    John C. Korman, 88, of Hampstead, passed away on Friday June 7, 2019 at Long View Health Care Center, Manchester. Born December 13, 1930 in Upperco, MD, he was the son of the late William and Lena (Wilhelm) Korman. He was the husband of Helen (Ruby) Korman. Mr. Korman was a retired farmer and was a life member of both the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company and the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Upperco. He got great enjoyment in deer hunting. Surviving in addition to his wife is son, Charles W. Korman and wife Dora of Monkton. The family will receive…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Arthur Rhoten

    Arthur Wesley “Wes” Rhoten, 64, of Hampstead, MD passed away peacefully at his home in Hampstead, MD on Thursday, June 6th 2019 Born December 10, 1954 in Baltimore county , MD, he was the son of the late Carlin and Audrey (Thompson) Rhoten and the loving husband of Dorothy Ann Rhoten. Wes enjoyed going fishing, working with wood, collecting coins working in the garden and spending time with friends and family. His family fondly remembers his sense of humor and always being quite the “jokester” at family gatherings. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Wes is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years,…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Doreen Allgaier

    Doreen Virginia Allgaier, 86, of Upperco, passed away on Saturday June 8, 2019 at her daughter’s house in Upperco. Born April 14, 1933 in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy (Brown) Rowan. She enjoyed dancing and taught country line dancing. She also loved to rollerskate and was a wonderful cook. She loved her children and grandchildren.. Surviving are her children, Daralet Glisson (David) of Hampstead, Cindy Armacost (Jeff) of Upperco, Richard Allgaier, Jr. (Kathy) of Owings Mills, Sherry Toase (John) of Kenthurst NSW Australia, Philip Allgaier (LeAnne) of Reisterstown and Julie Hviding (Lars) of Westminster. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Mark Clark

    Mark Edward Clark born June 28, 1962 to Frank E. and Eleanor J. Clark in Kokomo, Indiana died peacefully after a short illness surrounded by his family on June 5, 2019. Mark graduated from Northwestern High School in Kokomo, Indiana 1980 and then continued at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 1984 and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He moved to Salt Lake, Utah after college and worked for Morton-Thiokol (14 years). Mark resided in Westminster, Maryland and worked as a Propulsion Engineer and member of the Principal Professional Staff of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. Survived by his wife of 15 years Geralyn…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Marion Martin

    Marion Amos (Amey) Martin, 87 died peacefully with loved ones by his side Monday, June 3, 2019 at Carroll Hospice Dove House following a brief illness. Born September 23, 1931 in Beckleysville, MD. He was the son of the late B. Edwin and Nettie Virginia (McComas) Martin. He was the husband of more than 58 years of the late Janet L. (Curtis) Martin who died November 4, 2015. He was a graduate of the Sparks School. Amey served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 and was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He retired from the C & P Phone Company and was a telephone…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Edwin Childs

    Edwin Early Childs, Jr., 90, of Westminster passed away on May 30, 2019. He was born on March 11, 1929 in Owings Mills, MD to the late Edwin Early Childs, Sr. and Margaret Boland Childs. Mr. Childs worked in the steel industry as a ceramic engineer. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He is survived by son Howard Dickson Childs; daughter Martha Lewis Childs Arndt; daughter Jennifer Lea Peek; son Jeffrey Childs; grandchildren of Caitlin, Leslie, Melissa, Sarah, Emily and Nicholas; great grandchildren Alyssa, Jordan, Smith and Freya. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Michele Russell

    Michele F. Russell, 69, was peacefully welcomed into the Lord’s arms in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Though she had long suffered from the physical effects of Corticobasal Degeneration, her positive spirit and joyful sense of humor remained unbroken. Her contagious love of life will remain in the hearts of the tremendous number of friends and family she touched throughout her life. Michele was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1950. She was the third of six children born to Michael and Jacqueline Munley. Michele married her high school sweetheart, Jim Russell, in 1972. Over the next 47 years, Jim and Michele wrote a love story that…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Calvin Sproul

    Calvin Leroy Sproul, Jr., 86, of Ocean City, MD, formerly of Reisterstown, passed away on May 29, 2019 in Salisbury, MD. He was born on October 31, 1932 in Baltimore, MD to the late Calvin Leroy Sproul, Sr. and Florence Katherine (nee Howard) Sproul. He was married for 63 years to Mary Ellen (nee Brailsford) Sproul. Mr. Sproul was a safety engineer in the local restaurant industry. He was a U.S. Marine and served with distinction in the Korean War. He was one of the “Chosin Few”. He was past President of the following: American Society of Safety Engineers – Chesapeake Chapter, 4th District Democratic Club, Reisterstown Lions Club. He…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Frankie Ferro

    Frankie Marie Ferro, 78, of Owings Mills passed away on May 26, 2019 in Randallstown. She was born on August 31, 1940 in Beckley, WV to the late William L.A. Ferro and the late Mary Kathleen (nee Houck) Ferro. She had worked with the State of Maryland, Office of the Administrative Hearings. She is survived by her daughter Kathleen Schmidt of Florida; grandchildren Karie McCorgis, Kristian Lopez, William McCorgish and Michael Schmidt; granddaughter Mikaela Lopez. Service and interment are private. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Salvation Army.

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Raymond Bowen

    Raymond L. Bowen, 60, of Pikesville, MD passed away on May 25, 2019 in Randallstown, MD. He was born in Baltimore, MD on October 8, 1958 to Sadie L. (nee Guerico) Bowen and the late Robert Lee Bowen, Sr. Raymond was a US Army Veteran and had worked in construction. He is survived by his mother Sadie L. Bowen of Pikesville; brother Robert L. Bowen, Jr. and his wife Vicky of PA; brother Ronald L. Bowen and his wife Nancy of Westminster; brother Rickey L. Bowen of Reisterstown; nieces and nephews Alexis, Nicole, Alec, Christopher, Samantha, Ronald, Jr., Stephen and Travis and the late Robert Bowen, III; 7 great nieces…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Joanne Cress

    Joanne Marie Cress, 58, of Reisterstown passed away on May 24, 2019 at her home. She was born on April 11, 1961 in Baltimore, MD to Elizabeth (nee Engle) Cress and the late John Joseph Cress. She was a Deli Manager at Super Fresh. She is survived by her mother Elizabeth Cress. Predeceased by her father John Joseph Cress, sister Deborah Waite and infant brother Michael Cress. Family will receive friends at the Eline Funeral Home, 11824 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, MD on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10am to 11am. Funeral service will begin at 11am, Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the funeral home. Interment in Lake View Memorial Park.…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Brian Roark

    Brian Edward Roark, 50, of Littlestown, PA passed away on May 24, 2019 at his parent’s home in Hanover, PA. He was born on July 23, 1968 in Baltimore, MD to the Rev. Dr. Clarence L. Roark, III and Audrey J. (nee Roeder) Roark. Brian was a chef for Olivia’s Restaurant in Gettysburg. He was a 1986 graduate of Franklin High School and the University of Baltimore where he earned his MBA. He is survived by his parents, the Rev. Dr. Clarence L. “Pete” Roark, III and Audrey J. (nee Roeder) Roark and his brother James L. “Jim” Roark. Family will receive friends at the Eline Funeral Home, 11824 Reisterstown…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Robert Hagel

    My Combat with the 320th Infantry Regiment I volunteered to be drafted after I turned 18 in April 1944 and was inducted May 31, 1944, at Fort Meade, Maryland. After basic training as a rifleman at Fort McClelland, AL, and the customary delay in route furlough, I shipped out from New York City after Thanksgiving and landed in southern France on December 8, 1944. As a replacement, I traveled with a trainload of others from Marseilles to Nancy, France. Then joined “L” Company, 320th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, at Metz on December 23, 1944. The 35th Infantry Division was part of Patton’s 3rd Army and was en route to…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Jennie Markle

    Emma Virginia “Jennie” Markle, 84, of Hampstead, passed away on Tuesday May 21, 2019 at Homewood at Plum Creek in Hanover, PA. Born February 16, 1935 in Texas, MD, she was the daughter of the late Lionel and Susie (Chappell) Stickles. She was married for 45 years to the late Frederick Nevin Markle, Sr. who passed away in 2000. She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church and Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary. Surviving are daughters, Linda S. Raver and husband Herb of Hampstead and Sherri Shaffer Snyder and husband Darrell of Manchester; sons, Frederick Nevin Markle, Jr. and wife Cathy of Manchester, Edward M. Markle of Hampstead,…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Frederick Daum,

    Frederick William Daum, IV, 48, of Westminster passed away in Atlantic City, NJ on May 21, 2019. He was born on July 9, 1970 in Towson, MD to Sandra K. (nee Roush) Daum and the late Frederick William Daum, III. Mr. Daum had 25 years of service as a police officer with the Baltimore City Police Department. He was a United States Air Force veteran serving in the Persian Gulf. During his teenage years he was a volunteer firefighter with the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company. He was a Ravens and Orioles fan, loved golf and fishing with his friends but his greatest love was his cherished daughter, Holly. He shared…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    William Niemeyer, II

    William H. Niemeyer, II, 82, of Reisterstown passed away on May 6, 2019 at Carroll Lutheran Village, Westminster, MD. He was born on May 25, 1936 in Baltimore, MD to the late William L. Niemeyer and Frances (nee Fairbank) Niemeyer. He was married to the late Dorothy N. (nee Nash) Niemeyer and the late Maryellen S. (nee Spinale) Niemeyer. Mr. Niemeyer was an administrator for the State of Maryland for 22 years. He served in the US Air Force. He is survived by his son William L. (Lee) Niemeyer, II and his wife Bonnie of Catonsville; daughter Cynthia N. Schaeffer and her husband Daniel of Severna Park; sister Katherine N.…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Albert Kluge

    Albert Charles Kluge, Jr., 80, of Owings Mills passed away on May 5, 2019. He was born on October 5, 1938 in Pikesville, MD to the late Albert Charles Kluge, Sr. and Bessie Eva (nee Taylor) Kluge. Mr. Kluge had worked for 3M as a salesman. He was a devoted and loving father to Kelly Kluge Fell of Pikesville; brother of Asdell and her husband Emory Sutch of Ocean City, MD; uncle of Gary, Timmy and Glenn Sutch and Kimberly Kluge Smith; predeceased by brother Richard L. Kluge. Also survived by numerous friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Interment is private. If desired, please…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Brian Budosh

    Brian Christopher Budosh, 42, of Hanover, PA passed away Sunday May 5, 2019 at his home. Born July 20, 1976 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of John Stephen Budosh and Carole Jean Cyrus Budosh of Hanover. Brian was a graduate of North Carroll High School and earned his associate degree at Carroll Community College. He worked as a business analyst with Penguin Random House in Westminster. He was a communicant of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Manchester. Brian was a world traveler. He enjoyed international soccer, music and spending time with his friends. Surviving, in addition to his parents are his brother and sister-in-law, John and Shannon Budosh…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Helen Shimkus

    Helen Shimkus, age 67, of Finksburg passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, William “Buddy” Sr.; son Doug Weaver and his wife Cathy; daughter Lori O’Driscoll; daughter Angela Weaver and her husband Brian Cornwell; son Buddy Shimkus and his wife Stephanie; son Johnny Shimkus; grandsons, Logan, Maxton, Aidan and Braedan; granddaughters Ella, Abby, and Emma; three brothers, two sisters and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother known to her grandchildren as “Mom Mom” and “Abuela”; she will be greatly loved and forever missed. Preceded in death by her granddaughter Ciara, and her parents…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Gordon Grabus

    Gordon Grabus, 78, of Westminster, MD passed away on May 5, 2019 at University of Maryland Shock Trauma. Mr. Grabus was born on July 10, 1940 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Andrew P. and Naoma Cole Grabus. He was married to the late Susan Layman Grabus. Gordon was a transporter for Amerifleet Transportation. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and Knights Templar, Masonic member of the Warren Lodge #51, Hunt Valley. He served in the United States Air Force where he served in Scotland, was a Elder and Choir member at Northminster Presbyterian Church, where he was a longtime member. He was an ordained minister for many…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Antoinette Rugguri

    Antoinette Marie Rugguri (formerly Curreri), 69, of Reisterstown, passed away on May 4, 2019 at her home. She was born on August 19, 1949 in Baltimore, MD to the late Thomas L. and Mary Helen (nee Nicastra) Rugguri. She was the Executive Project Manager for NCR for 30 years in Beltsville, MD. In 2006 she and her son opened Sammy’s Tratttoria restaurant. Antoinette cherished her grandchildren and her dogs. She loved Johns Hopkins lacrosse and “D.P.” She is survived by her son Samuel J. Curreri and his wife Sally of Roland Park; daughter Tina M. Bernstein and her husband David of Reisterstown; grandchildren Samantha, Lucy, Antonio “Rocco”, Vinci, Vivi, Sara…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Barbara Bellgrau

    Barbara J. Bellgrau, 72, of Westminster, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. Born February 23, 1947 in Marklesburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Alvin Dale and Pauline Doris Quimby Emerson. She was the wife of George R. Bellgrau, her husband of 53 years. Barbara earned her bachelors degree from Morgan State University. She served her country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era, working in intelligence. She had been a science teacher in the Baltimore City public school system. She moved to Carroll County in 1986 and became a realtor, working for several local real estate firms, retiring in…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Mary Harding

    Mary Patricia Harding, 82, of Linthicum, MD passed away on May 3, 2019 at Long View Healthcare Center. She was born on February 11, 1937 in Baltimore, MD to the late Gerald and Regina (nee Reagan) Knell. She was married to the late James Harding. Mary (Miss Pat) was a pre-school teacher at St. Christopher’s/St. John’s Co-op Nursery School in Linthicum, MD. She was a graduate of Maryvale Preparatory School and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Mary loved reading, camping, fishing, biking and traveling. She is survived by son Christopher Harding & wife Lisa, Stephen Harding, Julie King & husband Robert, and Laura Hankins & husband Guy; grandchildren Gregory, Jacob,…

  • Finksburg,  Hampstead,  Reisterstown

    Gretchen Chapman

    On May 3, 2019, Gretchen Ann Chapman of Reisterstown, beloved daughter of the late Gertrude and Frank Aikman, Jr.; devoted mother of Nancy Vanderpool, Suzanne (Louis) Santoni; son, Andrew (Leigh) Chapman; dear sister of Susan Fasick and Frank Aikman, III; loving grandmother of Nicholas, Mitchell and Grace Vanderpool, Gabe Santoni, Cole and Emma Chapman; cherished aunt of Benjamin and Julia Aikman, Greta Farmer and Bryan Fasick. Gretchen was born on August 22, 1943 in Illinois. At a young age, Gretchen and her family moved to Amityville, New York on Long Island as her dad was the President of the Long Island Rail Road. In her early twenties, Gretchen was a…