Gertrude, 88, of Hillsdale, NJ passed away Monday, August 25, 2014. Born in Timisoara, Romania to Jakob and Helen Rausch. Beloved wife of Fred Friesenhahn; loving mother of Richard Friesenhahn and his wife Adele of Lincroft, NJ, Ingrid Brennan and her husband Matthew of Leonia, NJ, and Lore Fitzsimmons and her husband Michael of Westwood, NJ; and cherished grandmother of Jason and Matthew Friesenhahn, William and Sara Brennan, and Erin, Katie and Mary Fitzsimmons. Beloved by her devoted family and the many friends she made over the course of her long life, Trudy will be forever remembered by all those who loved her. The example of her generosity, her quiet fortitude, her love and her wonderful sense of humor will reside in our hearts forever. The family will receive their relatives and friends for a visitation at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Rd, Westwood, NJ on Saturday, August 30, from 2-6 PM with a funeral service at the funeral home at 3 PM. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Gertrude's name may be made to ChildFund International to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children. https://www.childfund.org.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Aug. 28, 2014