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Mrs. Elaine Grossinger-Etess Alumnus, Class of 1945

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Mrs. Elaine Grossinger-Etess
Business Owner,
Grossinger's Hotel and Country Club

Elaine Grossinger-Etess is a graduate of Liberty High School and was a key member of the Liberty community and its history. Her family owned and operated the Grossingers Hotel and Country Club, which was one of the most famous resort hotels in the country.

She was Executive Vice President and co-owner of Grossingers prior to its sale in 1985.

From 1990 until 2014 she was Director of Hospitality at Forest Trace, a resort retirement community in Lauderhill, Florida. She has been President of Elaine G. Etess Associates since 1985.

In addition to her work at the hotel, Elaine was a leading figure in Liberty Central School District’s education system. She served on the Liberty Board of Education for fifteen years (five of which she served as president.) She was also a chairman of the Education Program Committee of the New York State School Boards Association.

Mrs. Etess is the widow of the late Dr. David Etess, a psychiatrist, the mother of three children, grandmother of six and great-grandmother of four. She frequently lectures about Grossingers and the Grossinger Family.

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