Final Resting Place:
4199 Webster Avenue
Bronx, New York, 10470
Grave Location:Locust, Section 88
Grave Location Description
As you drive through the main entrance off Jerome Avenue, continue straight on Central Avenue until you come to Lawn Avenue. Turn left on Lawn Avenue (with the massive lawn area and Jay Gould mausoleum on your right. Drive 300 feet and stop and look to your left, four rows from the road, for the bench-shaped monument for the final resting place of Gertrude Ederle.
Grave Location GPS40.891974, -73.872243
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