1937 - 2020
Elaine Laura Reiman Fenton, PhD was born on April 13, 1937, in Cincinnati, Ohio and passed away January 20, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. She is succeeded by her son Bradford William Fenton, MD, PhD and his five children with Cydney Walker Fenton, MD: Victoria Sydney, Kathryn Elizabeth, Bradford Michael, Annalee Elaine, and Alexandra Ora Claire.
She was the first born child of Elmer Joseph Reiman (born on February 18, 1907, in Cincinnati, Ohio; died on May 1, 1981, in Queens, New York) and Claire Cecelia Dwyer (born on July 1, 1909, in Piqua, Ohio; died on July 13, 1989, in Queens, New York).
She married Bradford Donaldson Fenton on May 23, 1964, in New York City, New York at the Lady Chapel of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan. They honeymooned in Scotland.
She was born in Cincinnati Ohio and then moved to Chicago, IL. Their family later moved to Flushing in Queens, NY. She moved to New York City on Sutton Place South in 1965 and lived there ever since.
As a girl she attended the Mary Louis Academy. She graduated from Marymount Manhattan college for her baccalaureate degree in art in 1959. She earned her PhD in the School of Education at New York University in 1971.
She was a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and in active private practice as a speech pathologist for most of her life. She was active in research and had worked at MIT in the field of audiology.
She was the editor and publisher of the Manhattan Poetry Review. She actively created and published poetry throughout her life.
She was a member of the New York chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and would often host a book club with the other members. She was a member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and had been a docent at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
She enjoyed traveling with her grandchildren and had been with them to Paris, St Petersburg, and Japan.
Published in New York Times from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2021.