2009-12-23 / Obituaries

Gertrude L. Kirsch ERIc

Kirsch, Gertrude L., age 90, a longtime resident of Bedford Hills and the surrounding area, died on Friday, December 18, 2009, in Somers.

Born on August 23, 1919, in Afoltern, Switzerland to Willie and Gertrud (Weckesser) Eisold, Gertrude later married Andreas Kirsch on June 2, 1946, in Germany, and together they came to the United States in April of 1952.

Mrs. Kirsch was a mailroom clerk for Readers Digest in Pleasantville for 18 years, retiring in 1982. She was a former member of the Purdys United Methodist Church and a past member of the Mt. Kisco and Katonah Senior Citizens. She was a proud grandmother and great grandmother.

Predeceased by her husband on December 3, 1961, Mrs. Kirsch is survived by her daughter Rosemarie Blanar

of Wingdale; four grandchildren, Melody Williams, Marianna Tompkins

and her husband Jay, Raymond Blanar and his wife Jeannine, and Andrew Blanar; also a great grandson, Christopher Tompkins.

A memorial service took place on Tuesday at the Dwyer Funeral Home, in Patterson. A private cremation was held earlier.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gertrude’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 and/or the Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester, 311 North St., Suite 204, White Plains, NY 10605.

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