Elsa T. Grinjesch of Port Jervis, N.Y., dies at age 95

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Elsa T. Grinjesch of Port Jervis, N.Y., a longtime area resident, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at home with her family by her side. She was 95.

Daughter of the late Franjo Scharrenbroich and the late Marija Kohn Scharrenbroich, she was born Sept. 28, 1921, in Nova-Topola, Yugoslavia.

She was married to Jure Zeba in Yugoslavia, who died after health complications from World War II.

She later married Johann “John” Grinjesch, and they were married for 58 years prior to his death on March 6, 2005.

A family statement read: "We lost our Mom, our Oma. Her compassion and kindness were felt by all that met her. She loved nothing more than having her family together for Sunday dinner and if you went home hungry, it was your own fault! She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. We were truly blessed to have her in our lives for so long and she will forever be in our hearts."

Surviving are her daughters, Marianne Young Port Jervis and Erna "Anna" Grinjesch of New York, N.Y.; grandson, Robert Mineau and his wife, Melissa, of Goshen, N.Y., great-granddaughters, Amanda and Stephanie Kushnir; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Rosina Lederhaas here in the U.S. and four sisters and one infant brother in Yugoslavia.

Friends called at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home in Port Jervis on Jan. 31. Funeral services followed at the funeral home with the Rev. Ann Akers officiating.

A burial of cremains will in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Jervis.

Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society Of Port Jervis/Deerpark, Inc., 202 Route 209, Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771.

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