Gladys C. Townsend, of Franklin Square and formerly of Roslyn, died on Jan. 28, 2010 at age 87. Wife of Birdsall. Mother of Carol, Wendy, Valerie, Cheryl, Todd, Kathryn, the late Birdsall Jr. and Kenneth. Sister of Jane Cooper. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 11. Visiting and service held at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery.
At 92, Marion “Tess” Teslik was an independent, quick-witted, working woman with a flair for fashion.
Growing up in Jamaica, Queens, Ms. Teslik attended finishing school after her high school days and later enrolled at Fordham University.
She attended three years of college before meeting her husband, Alexander, Jr., while on a train traveling between New York and Connecticut. They later married and Ms. Teslik, an only child, went on to have three children, Alexander, Steven and Melanie.
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