Emma F. Grzymski


October 13, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Emma F. Grzymski, a retired bookkeeper and longtime Essex resident, died Sunday of complications from dementia at Woodlands Assisted Living in Middle River.

She was 91.

The daughter of a sewage treatment plant worker and a homemaker, Emma Lillian Frank was born and raised in Essex, where she lived until 2007, when she moved to the assisted-living facility.

After graduating in 1937 from Kenwood High School, Mrs. Grzymski began working as a bookkeeper at Anchor Post Products Inc. on Eastern Avenue. She left the company in 1952 to raise her family.

After her children were grown, she again became a bookkeeper for several local businesses.

She was married in 1942 to Syl Grzymski, a Glenn L. Martin Co. worker, who later sold industrial supplies. He died in 1992.

Mrs. Grzymski was an active member of the Essex Senior Center and the Essex Golden Age Club, where for many years she organized bus trips.

She enjoyed traveling through Europe, making her last trip when she was 82. She also liked craft projects. She was an accomplished baker, and was especially known for her walnut and pound cakes.

She had been an active communicant of St. Clare Roman Catholic Church since 1955.

"For years, Mom was involved in the Ladies Sodality and was the first woman to serve as the parish council president," said a son, the Rev. Donald Grzymski, pastor of St. Clement Mary Hofbauer Roman Catholic Church in Rosedale. "In her later years, she enjoyed selling raffle tickets at events so she could visit with everyone during the day."

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday at her church, 714 Myrth Ave.

In addition to Father Grzymski, she is survived by another son, Thomas Grzymski of Essex; and several nieces and nephews.


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