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Obituary - Eva Gach

Eva Gach, a resident of Glen Cove and Roslyn, passed away on Aug. 13, 2010 at age 94. Her fortitude, strength and elegance were assets in a remarkable life and were recognized by all who knew her. Born in Budapest, Hungary, she endured the hardships of WWII and lived in Beirut, Lebanon before emigrating to the USA in 1952. She was an accomplished equestrian in her youth; she spoke five languages and was a regionally recognized bridge player. She was a major influence in her husband’s successful art career; they had been married for 57 years and lived in Roslyn Heights. She is survived by daughter Susie Peelle; son Peter; grandchildren, Michael, Beau, Christopher and Evan Peelle, Drew and Eve Xanthopoulos; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by daughter Eva Xanthopoulos and husband George Gach. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Bryant Ave., Roslyn on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. Interment private.