Biography: Charlene L. Rumph Rivers Love departed her life on June 25, 2019 at Albert Einstein Hospital Montefiore in the Bronx, New York.
Charlene L. Love was born on February 4, 1954 to Charles and Edith Rumph, both of whom preceded her in death. Charlene attended and graduated from Mabel Dean Bacon Vocational High School in Manhattan. She went to Monroe Business Institute where she graduated from the Executive Administrative Assistant Program. Charlene had a long career of 29 years working with the Teacher’s Retirement System. At her retirement party, some people joked that she was affectionately known to the job as “the check lady” who typed all the checks and ran around to get them signed. Charlene’s coworkers cared a great deal about her. When her apartment burned out, her coworkers were kind, considerate and supportive. For many years, she was the shop steward for Local 1549 District Council 37.
Charlene met and later married the love of her life, William Love in 2004. Charlene’s heart was deeply broken when her favorite Yankee fan and beloved one passed away on January 31, 2006.
Charlene accepted Christ as her Lord many years ago.
Charlene had a love for White Castle hamburgers and a large, thick chocolate shake. She was a cat lover. She loved her cats, Camela and Baby, as her own children.
Charlene leaves to cherish her memories: stepmother, Rosemary Nelson Rumph; sisters: Paulette Bryant, Meloney Rumph and Stephanie Rumph, all of New York; brothers: Curtis Rumph, Charles Rumph and Kareem Watson all of New York; aunts and uncles: Annanell Wyatt, Mary Bell, David Rumph, Carl Jr. and Diane Bell, all of New York; nieces and nephews: Phillip and Sherry Rumph of California, Trishina Searugg of Texas, Michael and Felicia Love of Tennessee, Shinikwa and Derrick Lawrence of Texas, Meecik and Eric Martin of New York, Benjamin Mays of New York, Destiny Rumph of New York, Charles Rumph III of New York, Craig, Christine and Xavier Martin of New York, Curtis Jr., Dominique, Travis, Tre, Steven and Myesha Rumph of New York; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law: Brenda Ward of Las Vegas, and Craig Sr. Martin of New York and Johnnie Gregg; two very special people: Felicia Cotton-Jackson and daughter, Natasha Lowery Rivers; and a good friend, Riggie known as the “FOX”; and a host of great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.