Memorial held for slain woman, Take Gangloff

The 75-year-old was shot and killed Sept. 13 while walking to a nearby bus stop at Norwood Avenue and Mound Street.

Gathered to remember her were members of her family, detectives from the Dayton Police Department who investigated her death, and numerous friends from the apartment building who said she was like family to them.

"Everybody that knew Take knew that she gave from her heart," said Carolyn Tripp, who works at Georgetown Village.

Residents who shared stories of their adventures with Gangloff in the past few years also got to meet her sister-in-law, niece and great-niece whom she hadn't had contact with in nearly a decade.

"I would like to thank all of you for being her family," Alice (Gangloff) Fischbach told the residents.

Gangloff was described as a private, but very caring person.

"She didn't talk to everyone, but I was one of the lucky ones," said Doris Hardwick, who recalled their trips to get 12-packs of Gangloff's favorite treat, Diet Coke.

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