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Gleichauf, Elizabeth V.

 Gleichauf, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Vina Gleichauf, a longtime resident of Norwood, and also a former resident of Walpole, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the Sunrise Senior Living Center in Norwood  She was 90.  Elizabeth was born September 20, 1927 in Norwood, Massachusetts, a daughter of Arthur Herbert and Vina (Sylvia) Gleichauf. She graduated from Norwood High School with the Class of 1945 and then worked for Bird & Son of Walpole for 12 years until she decided to pursue a career in education.  Elizabeth earned her Bachelor’s degree in 1963 from Northeastern University and her Master’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts in Boston in 1968.  She worked for a year each in Tilton, New Hampshire, Rye, New Hampshire, and Chelmsford before settling in at Needham for 22 years as an elementary school teacher in the Needham Public School System.  Elizabeth was a member of the Massachusetts Teacher’s Association and an active member of Grace Episcopal Church in Norwood where she was a former directress of the Altar Guild and a former Sunday School Teacher. Elizabeth was the sister of the late Arthur H. Jr, William K., Robert, Irene Robinson, Sylvia Robinson, and Roberta Johnson.  She is survived by many nieces and nephews.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Friday, July 20th at 11 am at Grace Episcopal Church, 150 Chapel St., Norwood, MA 02062 followed by interment in Highland Cemetery, Norwood.  Donations in Elizabeth’s memory to Grace Episcopal Church, (address above) would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. July 18th, 2018 | 10:04 am

    Aunt Elizabeth, a very special lady, will forever be in our hearts. We will miss your amazing sense of humor and quick wit. We will have many fond memories of all our good times we were together especially celebrating your 90th birthday with our family!! We will miss you ! We love you! May you have eternal happiness. Love. Jim and Kay

  2. Jan Robinson
    July 20th, 2018 | 11:41 am

    Aunt Elizabeth, I’m so very grateful to have had you in my life. We shared a lot of laughs, a few tears and there will never be another one like you. I will carry so many wonderful memories with me until I see you again. With much love! Janice.

  3. Courtney Schroeder
    December 12th, 2018 | 12:05 pm

    Mrs. Gleichauf was my 4th grade teacher in Needham. Still to this day, she was my favorite. We kept in touch for years, I received a Holiday card back several years ago, saying return to sender, address was undelivered, so I did not know where she moved to. I pulled out the ceramic Christmas tree she gave me for the holidays and thought of her this morning, as I do every year, so I found that she had passed away online. I am so sorry to hear this. She was a wonderful woman, and I have very fond memories of her. My thoughts are with the family, as I know she will be very missed. Much love to you all.

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