YORKTOWN, N.Y. ‒ Elaine Gardner, a business owner and longtime resident of Yorktown Heights, died Feb. 11. She was 85.
Gardner was the owner of Rolaine Fashions in Yorktown Heights from its opening in 1958 until her retirement in 1980.
Gardner was born in 1927 in the Bronx to the late Sol and Hanna Unger. She was a member of the Yorktown Jewish Center and a well-known bridge player throughout Westchester County.
She will be remembered for her outgoing personality,
her baking and sewing, her love for animals and for being a life-long fan of the New York Yankees.
Gardner is survived by a son, Stephen L. Gardner of Yorktown Heights. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert C. Gardner, in 1992.
She was interred at Cedar Park Cemetery in Paramus, N.J. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Yorktown Volunteer Ambulance Corp., P.O. Box 104, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.