Gertrude B. “Gertie” Passwaters, 91, of Zanesville, died at 10:41 AM Tuesday September 15, 2009 at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital Critical Care.
Gertie was born September 10, 1918 in Monroe County, OH the daughter of the late Cecil Carpenter and Martha Burr. She retired from Greif Brothers after 30 plus years as a Corrugator Operator. She was a member of Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, past president of Sidwell Circle, was a wonderful volunteer worker for the church, enjoyed crocheting and supported many charities. Gertie worked during WWII in San Bernadino, CA in support of the war effort.
Surviving Gertie is son: Gary L. (Frances) Passwaters of Zanesville, daughters: Carol (Carl) Hayes of Quaker City and Linda (John) Crum of Parkersburg, WV, step-son: John (Jack) Passwaters of Spring Hills, FL, grandchildren: Susan (Randy) Chute, David Crum, Crystal Crum, Stephanie Crum, David (Lee) Hayes, Tammy (Craig) Reynolds and Misty (Keith) McGlade, 11 great grandchildren, step-grandchildren: John, Eric and Robert Passwaters, Harry Davis, Jeanette Hill and Renee Haney, several step- great grandchildren, nephew: Ernie Haga Jr and many other nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband: John Passwaters who died 6/14/1976, sister: Isabelle Haga, grandson: Stephen Crum, step-granddaughter, Janet Young and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday September 18, 2009 at Bryan & Snider Funeral Home 2318 Maple Ave. where funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday September 19, 2009 with Pastor Clarence Dinnen officiating. Committal service will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Gertie’s memory may be made to Euclid Ave. United Methodist Church, 1304 Euclid Ave. Zanesville, OH 43701 or American Cancer Society, Central Region-LCKG, 870 Michigan Ave, Columbus, OH 43215.