Gwendolyn G. Biswas
Biswas, Gwendolyn (nee Griffiths) passed away peacefully on March 18, 2021 at the age of 68. Beloved daughter of the late Warren and Margaret Griffiths. She is survived by her daughter Genevieve B. Rozansky, her husband Jeffrey, and their children Dylan, Nina, and Samantha, sons John B. Biswas, and Warren G. Biswas. Sister of Ellen Griffiths, her husband Jose Simbana, brother David Griffiths, and the late Joycelyn R. Griffiths.
Gwen, a lifetime resident of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, graduated from Springside School in 1970 and went on to earn a degree in music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. For the past twenty years Gwen devoted her life to her work with the elderly where she helped so many enjoy the final days of their lives. She was an active member of the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church where she greatly enjoyed teaching the little ones during the summer Vacation Bible School classes.
Gwendolyn’s Memorial Service will be private, but you can attend virtually with this Zoom Link (please copy and past link) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81248755529?pwd=S1F1OWtydkV1S2oxS1JkcEVxOEVHQT09 The services will start Wednesday 3/24 at 11am. You may attend the Interment Wednesday 3/24 12:30pm at George Washington Memorial Park. Please meet the procession at the main gates. In lieu of flowers contributions in Gwendolyn’s name may be made to The SCH Academy Alumnae Scholarship Fund, SCH Academy, 500 W. Willow Grove Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118.
Gwen was a lovely lady who I will always remember for her grace and warmth, and for her abiding faith and trust in God’s promises. My sincere condolences to her family for their great loss.
A wonderful friend and a grand person! Gone too soon but will never be forgotten.
Much love to her wonderful children and sister and brother!
Sincere condolences on her passing! May your happy memories sustain you at this sorrowful time!
Mary-Ann and Dorothy Feldman
I remember Gwen from many years ago as a super-talented and athletic student and great friend. We sang together many times, and we once did a term paper together on the opera Porgy and Bess. We were thrilled when we got an A. She was a laughing, loving, supportive friend, and it meant so much to me as the only African-American in the class and one of the first at Springside. I will remember her forever with love, affecion, and respect.
Gwen, a dear friend and sister in Christ! I have fond memories of our bible studies together. She loved the Lord!!! She also very much enjoyed teaching at Vacation Bible Camp at her church, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church! Gwen, you are truly missed! I offer condolences to all her family members. Take solace in the fact that Gwen is in the arms of our heavenly Father.
With love, Pat Sturges
As my next door neighbor, Gwen was a constant presence in my life during our formative teenage years. She led me on many adventures, including a few that got me into a bit of hot water at home, but I didn’t care. She was confident and fearless, and I was game enough to tag along. The most memorable was going to The Beatles concert in Philadelphia (a first) in 1965. Nothing was going to stop her from seeing her beloved Paul McCartney. Her father insisted that she pin $20 bills inside her waistband. (We wore blouses and skirts for the occasion.) We managed to get to the big South Philly football stadium on our own — mind you, she was 13 and I was 12. I’ll never forget the tens of thousands of screaming girls inside the stadium. The scariest part was leaving the arena at midnight and trying to orient ourselves in the choas of 50,000 people in the pitch dark. Somehow we made it home — and I’m sure it was Gwen who figured it out. I’m so grateful for Gwen’s friendship, her ready laugh, her generosity, the ever constant music, grappling together with mysteries of growing up, our parents, our dreams for love and for the future. She was the best of friends. I will never forget her. // My love to Ellen and David.