Mrs. Gretchen Longley Leopold, a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic in the North Atlantic in 1912, died yesterday aboard the SS. Constitution in the Mediterranean.

She was the widow of Dr. Raymond S. Leopold, former executive vice president of Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital.

Mrs. Leopold, who formerly operated an antique shop at 8127 Germantown av., lived at the Emlen Arms, 6733 Emlen st.

The Titanic, which was on its maiden voyage, struck an iceberg with 2,207 passengers aboard.

There was room for Mrs. Leopold in the third lifeboat, but she refused to leave without two aunts. They were taken off on the fourth and last lifeboat able to put out from the stricken ship.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Hamilton and Mrs. William Walton, and 11 grandchildren.

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