Gertrude Hilde Freya Wolf Adamec NiskayunaGertrude Hilde Freya Wolf Adamec, 89, passed away at home on August 19, 2013 with her loving children by her side. Born on January 9, 1924, Gertrude grew up in New Hyde Park, NY. She graduated from Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, NY in 1939, Adelphi University in 1943, and completed her master's degree in mathematics from Columbia University in 1944. She met her future husband, John, at an intercollegiate Lutheran event in New York City, and they married on July 8, 1950. A former Sewanhaka High School teacher and college instructor in mathematics, she retired from teaching in 1955 to raise her family. Her experiences selling and buying sparked a career in realty which spanned more than 20 years with Welbourne and Purdy Realty Inc. Gertrude and John enjoyed watercolor painting, traveling across the US, Canada and Europe as well as square and contra dancing. They particularly enjoyed spending time in Maine. Gertrude volunteered for many years at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Center gift shop. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, John B. Adamec; her sisters, Dorothea Sehringer, Eleonore Halpin; and her beloved dachshunds. Gertrude is survived by her children, John C.W. Adamec (Cheryl), Carl F.W. Adamec, Trudy C.A. Hudson (David); grandchildren, John R. Adamec (Bethany), Matthew T. Adamec, Amy V. Hudson and Peter J. Hudson; her beloved brother, Dr. Carl F. Wolf; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gertrude's family especially thanks her longtime caregiver, Elizabeth, and her family. Calling hours to which relatives and friends are invited will be held on Thursday, August 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home, 1503 Union St. (at McClellan St.), Schenectady. A funeral service will be held Friday morning at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 153 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, NY. Interment will take place Tuesday, August 27 at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, 1270 Belmont Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12308. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.jonesfh.net
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from Aug. 21 to Aug. 22, 2013