Gwendolyn M. Branch

Gwendolyn M. Branch of Riverhead died June 1 at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. She was 69. 

The daughter of Bernice (Holmes) and Roy Mack Sr., she was born Feb. 17, 1947, in Glennville, Ga., and had earned a master’s degree.

Ms. Branch was a professor at Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead.

She is survived by her husband, James Otis Branch; her sons, Dwayne and Michael; her brothers, Roy Mack Jr. and Gregory Mack; her sisters, Charlene Crump, Cheryl Atkins and Cynde Mack; and one grandchild.

The family received visitors June 5 at First Baptist Church of Riverhead, where a funeral service took place June 6, officiated by the Revs. Charles Coverdale and Cynthia Liggon. Interment took place at Calverton National Cemetery.

Arrangements were in the care of Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead.