A zest for life: Beatrice Glück of Woodmere dies at 101


Beatrice Glück, a 65-year Five Town resident died in her Woodmere home on May 11. She was 101.

Glück was born in Mt. Vernon on Dec. 9, 1909. She moved to Cedarhurst at the age of 18. In a time when it was uncommon for women to attend college, Glück went to Wellesley College in Massachusetts and majored in French.

Her husband of 50 years, Daniel, was the executive vice-president of the X-Acto Company that created the X-Acto knives. The company is a now a division of Ohio-based Elmer’s Products.

They both enjoyed the theater and traveling. Her activities also included cooking, playing bridge and painting. She never stopped learning and took a class in Western Civilization in the late 1980s at the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library and enjoyed cooking, playing bridge and


“She had a real zest for life,” Glück’s daughter Tereze said. “She looked for joy and pleasure everywhere she could and she found it.”

Her husband, Daniel, predeceased Glück in 1985. She is survived by her daughters, Louise and Tereze, grandchildren Noah Dranow and Abigail Savage and nieces Martha Novak, Ann Goldin and Ilsa Gottlieb.

Funeral services were held on May 13 at the Boulevard-Riverside Chapels on Broadway in Hewlett. Glück was interred at Mt. Ararat Cemetery in Lindenhurst.