Linda Gronlund

Linda Gronlund
Linda Gronlund

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Age: 46
Hometown: Greenwood Lake, New York
Occupation: Manager of Environmental Compliance, BMW North America
Reason for travel: Vacation

Linda Gronlund of Greenwood Lake, New York, was an attorney and engineer for BMW
North America working as Manager of Environmental Compliance. Gronlund was a
skilled mechanic with a passion for sports car racing. Growing up on Long Island, she
was an accomplished sailor. Gronlund was a certified Emergency Medical Technician
and held a brown belt in karate. She attended Southampton College of Long Island
University and American University’s law school. On September 11, Gronlund was
traveling with her boyfriend, Joe DeLuca, to celebrate her birthday touring California's
wine country. When terrorists took over their plane, Gronlund called her sister to express
her love, give her the combination to her safe, and say good-bye. Gronlund was survived
by her parents and sister.

Last updated: January 10, 2021

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