Longtime resident Grumbach dies at 92
Lucy Grumbach dies at 92
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.
Lucy “Lou” Grambuch, dedicated a lot of her time to the community of Dundalk.