Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Gretchen S, Souther peacefully at home in Lattingtown on May 3, 2013 surrounded by family. Beloved wife of Eugene, cherished mother of Kirsten Valt and Karena Johnson. Loving sister of Helen Rodenkirchen (Hans), beloved aunt of Kristina Lacy (Will) and Karalyn Stein (Joseph) and their children Quinn and Gavin Lacy and Christoph Stein. Also survived by her husband’s caring six children and twenty grandchildren as well as her devoted Golden Retrievers Challa and Kyna. Gretchen and her Golden Retriever therapy dog Cormac worked assiduously for months after 9/11/01 bringing comfort to victims’ families and rescue workers at the family assistance center and at Ground Zero. A lover of nature, animals and the environment, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to: Guiding Eyes for the Blind; Golden Retriever Rescue; Greater Yellowstone Coalition and the North Shore Land Alliance. www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com.