Gertrude F. Gardner (1939 - 2015)

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Gertrude F. Gardner, 76, Bennett's Valley Highway, Weedville, died late Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born July 16, 1939, in St. Marys, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Beatrice (Krieg) Samick. She was married to William L. "Fuzzy" Gardner on May 4, 1963. He preceded her in death Sept. 23, 2014.
She was a graduate of St. Marys Catholic Schools.
She worked with Powdered Metal Products for 19 years and worked at the Force Hotel. She was a devoted housewife. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Gertrude enjoyed reading, playing cards and spending time with her family.
She was a Bennetts Valley resident since 1973.
Survivors include five children: William F. (Julie) Gardner of Moyock, N.C., Catherine (Alvin) Schatz of Weedville, Richard "Ricky" (Angel) Gardner of Weedville, Andrew John (Sandie) Gardner of Gardner Hill, Weedville; Amy (Donald) Gray of Caledonia; a brother, Robert Samick of Brockport; two sisters, Helen Frederickson and Marlene Braun, both of St. Marys; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Albert Samick Jr.; and a sister, Alberta Ehrensberger.
Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, and from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Force, with the Rev. Fr. William Sutherland as celebrant. Interment will be in Gardner Hill Cemetery, Weedville.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Gardner Hill Church, Valley American Legion Post 978 or Community Nurses Inc.
The family will be accepting online condolences at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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Ralph M Geer Funeral Home
12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy
Penfield, PA 15849
(814) 637-5401
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Published in The Courier Express from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27, 2015