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Elaine D. Greenhill (nee Maltzman), 90, died on December 6, 2017, in New York City. Daughter of Chaim and Gertrude (nee Uman) Maltzman, Elaine was born in 1927 and spent her childhood in Massachusetts, Vermont and New York. Elaine attended Hunter College and Brookline High Schools and Stanford University, where she performed in myriad theatrical productions while a student. Following her graduation in 1948, Elaine moved back to New York City and, working principally under the stage name Elaine Randell, had a brief, but highly memorable, career as a stage and television actress. Elaine also worked for a time both in front of and behind the camera in the Film Division of CBS. In 1951, she met her future husband Ira J. Greenhill and, after a whirlwind romance, they married and settled in Rye. Ira and Elaine worked side-by-side at his Manhattan law firm for the better part of Ira's nearly six decades at the bar and were blissfully married and nearly inseparable for almost 65 years, until his death in 2016. When not keeping the law office running in "shipshape and Bristol fashion," Elaine was an avid theatre-goer, practiced as a gifted amateur architect, wrote witty, trenchant and lyrical letters and poetry, and generally delighted and entranced everyone she met. She also adored chocolate. Elaine will be sorely missed by all and is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jonathan S. Greenhill, Zachary R. and Judy L. Greenhill, and Lincoln J. and Kelly M. Greenhill, her brother, Richard D. Maltzman and his wife, Charlene, and four grandchildren, Caitlin, Alexander, Hunter and Gavin, as well as three nephews (Jeffrey, Forrest and Reed Maltzman) and her former daughter-in-law, Elena C. Greenhill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Published in The New York Times on Dec. 11, 2017