Marietta Gruenbaum Emont, died in Haverford, PA on January 7, 2008

Born in Prague on July 24, 1926, the daughter of Karl and Marketa (Popper) Gruenbaum, she was interned, with her mother and brother, for two years in Theresienstadt. Her father, a awyer, had been arrested earlier, and killed in the Fortress there. Except for an uncle who left for Israel in 1938, all her other close relatives went on to other camps where they were killed.

She came to the United States in 1947 with a Hillel scholarship to the University of Wisconsin. There she earned an MA in French, and met her future husband of 57 years, Milton Emont, a PhD candidate in that department.
They moved to Granville, 0hio in 1954. She retired from Denison University in 1983, where, while raising their two sons, she had
served as an adjunct instructor of French and German for 25 years. Her husband retired as Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages in 1988.

In 1999, they moved to The Quadrangle, a retirement community in Haverford, PA She is survived by her husband, two so~s, Carl, of Ridgewood, NJ, and George, of Louisville, KY, their wives, five grandchildren, and her brother, Michael Gruenbaum, of Bro kline, MA.