Gertrude Gilbert

October 20, 1917November 11, 2012

Gertrude Gilbert, age 95, died Sunday, November 11, 2012, at the Retreat at Brightwater.

She was born in New York City on October 20, 1917, to Samuel and Rebecca Singer. She married the late Michael Gilbert on June 14, 1942. After Michael died in September 1995, Gertrude moved to Pikesville, Maryland where she lived until May 2005, when she moved to Murrells Inlet, SC, then to Eaglecrest Retirement in Myrtle Beach, and then to Brightwater in 2009.

Gertrude is survived by two daughters, Judy Pennington of Murrells Inlet, SC, and Susan Shuart of Charlotte, NC; two grandchildren, Annie (Ryan) of Yardley, Pa. and David (Mary Glenn) of Chalfont, Pa.; and four great-grandchildren, Micah, Zachary, Alexander, and Lillian.

Gertrude was a lively, happy woman who lived every day to the fullest until she became ill. She loved to dance, paint, knit, do beadwork, and play bridge and Mahjong. She was a joy to everyone who knew her and will be missed dearly by her family and many friends.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at the Hebrew Cemetery in Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gertrude's honor to the Temple Emanu-El Rabbi's Discretionary Fund or General Donation Fund at 406 65th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach SC 29572.

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  • Graveside Service Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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November 21, 2012

Condolences to your family from the Kramer/Schimek family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord provide comfort to you and family. God Bless, Elaine Schimek

November 15, 2012

Judy, I sure am going to miss your Mom. I hope I could age like her with such grace and style! My thoughts are with you.
Hugs, Christine Henry from Brightwater

Jennifer Hughley

November 13, 2012

Susan and family,

May the Lord give you great comfort and strength during this time. I will have you and your entire family in my prayers.

God Bless you all,

Jennifer Hughley

Linda McGehee

November 13, 2012

Susan, you and your sister are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom led a full life but you will have a void now that she is gone. Keep the happy memories close.