Long­time res­i­dent Grum­bach dies at 92

Lucy Grum­bach dies at 92

The Dundalk Eagle - - FRONT PAGE - By CHAR­LENE MAYO cmayo@ches­pub.com

Lucy “Lou” Grum­bach, a long­time Dun­dalk res­i­dent, passed away last month in Fred­er­ick, Mary­land. She was 92.

Ac­cord­ing to her son, James Grum­bach, she was known for her com­mu­nity ser­vice.

To honor her me­mory, Lou’s fam­ily started a schol­ar­ship fund, called the Lucy A. Grum­bach Schol­ar­ship.

The schol­ar­ship will be avail­able to any fe­male stu­dent who nat­u­ral­ized or is a first-gen­er­a­tion United States cit­i­zens at­tend­ing the Com­mu­nity Col­lege of Bal­ti­more County, Dun­dalk.

Lou was born in San Piero Patti, Si­cily. In 1929, she moved to Dun­dalk at the age of three with her par­ents.

Af­ter at­tend­ing Spar­rows Point High School, she mar­ried James Grum­bach Sr., a mem­ber of the Mary­land Na­tional Guard, at the age of 20.

Lou worked at Beth­le­hem Steel then Fort Ho­labird as a le­gal sec­re­tary berfore be­com­ing a Bal­ti­more County li­brar­ian.

“She was a gra­cious, lovely per­son who could speak with any­one,” James said.

Giv­ing her time and ef­fort to the Dun­dalk com­mu­nity was some­thing that she did of­ten and put her all into, ac­cord­ing to James.

Some of the ac­tiv­i­ties Lou par­tic­i­pated in in­cluded lead­ing lo­cal Girl Scout troops, Dun­dalk par­ent-teacher as­so­ci­a­tions, the Dun­dalk Gar­den Club, the Woman’s Club of Dun­dalk, the Dun­dalk Con­cert As­so­ci­a­tion and the Sigma Phi Gamma In­ter­na­tional Soror­ity, along with dif­fer­ent church or­ga­ni­za­tions.

Lou also par­tic­i­pated and vol­un­teered at the CCBC Dun­dalk and the Mary­land Arts Coun­cil.

In 1994, Lou was named the Op­ti­mist Club of Dun­dalk’s Cit­i­zen of the Year.

Ac­cord­ing to Lou’s fam­ily, she also en­joyed gar­den­ing and shop­ping.

She is sur­vived by her large fam­ily of chil­dren, grand­chil­dren and great-grand­chil­dren.

Ac­cord­ing to James, her fam­ily is very sad but wants to fo­cus on her legacy — which is her schol­ar­ship pro­gram.

To make a do­na­tion to the Lucy A. Grum­bach schol­ar­ship, send them to CCBC-Dun­dalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road, Dun­dalk Mary­land 21222.

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Lucy “Lou” Gram­buch, ded­i­cated a lot of her time to the com­mu­nity of Dun­dalk.

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