Glenda Gail Radich of Southold died at home June 21, 2013, from complications of pneumonia. She was 76 years old and had been in ill health for the past three years.
She was born in Greenport March 22, 1937, to George G. and Jane (Vaughn) DeLong. After graduating from Southold High School, she married Joseph Francis Radich at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport on November 10, 1957.
A lifelong North Fork resident, Gail was a chauffeur at Brookhaven National Laboratory for 20 years and had the distinction of being the first female to hold that position.
In the community, she was a founder of the Southold Dance Group during the 1970s, choreographed several Southold school and North Fork Community Theatre plays during the seventies and early eighties and was also involved with the Southold PTA Founders Follies during this time. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Southold, where she was a deacon and active in the sewing club, choir and various church events.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph F. Radich; three children, Keith Allen Radich of Mattituck and Robin Michele Klotz and Jolyn Marie Radich, both of Southold; her siblings George DeLong of Southold, Sheila Constantine, Barbara Osarczuk and Cheryl Cavello, all of Florida, and David, Gregory and Alan DeLong, all of Center Moriches; two grandchildren, Robert Willard Klotz Jr. and Stephen Klotz, both of Massachusetts; and two great-grandchildren, Lauren Rae Hapcook and Jacob Michael John Stevens, both also of Massachusetts. She was predeceased by her sister Judith Dawson and a stepsister, Marjorie Volinski.
The family received friends June 24 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated June 25 at St. Patrick R.C. Church, Father Peter Garry and the Rev. Peter Kelley officiating. Interment was at St. Patrick R.C. Cemetery.
Memorial donations to East End Hospice or S.A.V.E.S. would be appreciated.
This is a paid notice.