Audrey was born in Colorado and lived there until her family moved to Iowa in the late 20s. She lived on the Upper West Side for over 70 years. She graduated from Columbia University in 1947 and married Joe in December 1957. Until she was hospitalized in January, Audrey still worked for an architectural firm and remained active at church. She was a proud member of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and received the Susan B. Anthony award from NOW that honors grassroots activists dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in New York City. She also received the inaugural Elizabeth B. Grannis award from Park Avenue Christian Church for outstanding contributions by women to church and society.
Joe was born in Klaipeda, Lithuania and emmigrated to the US with his family when he was 16. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II, as a result of which he became a US citizen. After attending CCNY, Joe owned College Printing Inc. in Manhattan, where he worked until he retired in the early 1980s. Joe was an avid computer enthusiast and spent many hours tinkering with his computer.
A memorial service to celebrate Audrey’s and Joe’s life will be held at 2pm on May 18, 2014 at Park Avenue Christian Church in Manhattan, located at Park Ave. and 85th St.