Ellen Jane London (nee Plager), loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson, Maryland on Tuesday, April 12th, 2022, at the age of 100.
Born in Hackensack, New Jersey, Ellen moved to Baltimore in 1938 to attend Goucher College. Graduating in 1942, Ellen was married to the love of her life, Wallace London of Baltimore, until he predeceased her in 2000 after 57 years of marriage.
Ellen is survived by daughters, Clem (Edward) Rastatter and Amy Deutschendorf (Dr. Ira Fine); grandchildren, Michael (Melissa) Deutschendorf, David Rastatter (Lisa Foster), Kelley Clopton, Daniel (Andrea) Deutschendorf, and Leslie (Hank) Coleman; great-grandchildren, Josh, Tommy, Ben, Alexa, Andrew, Jake, Hayden, Sammy, David, Gibson, and Charlie; and loving caretaker of 9 years, Carolyn Ransome. Ellen was predeceased by her beloved husband, Wallace "Wally" London; her parents, Beatrice and Clem Plager; and sisters, Norma, Carol and Lynn.
A private, graveside service for family only will take place at the Baltimore Hebrew - Berryman’s Lane Cemetery where Ellen will be buried alongside her beloved “Wally.” In lieu of flowers, donations should be directed to Planned Parenthood, Att: Online Services Program, 123 William Street, New York, NY 10038; or Gilchrist Hospice Care, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.