OBITUARY

Gertrude Rodax Rooks

February 27, 1934August 4, 2018

Gertrude Rodax Rooks 84, passed away on August 4, 2018. She was born to the late Adalbert & Maria Rodax in Vienna Austria.

She became a proud US Citizen in 1966. Gertrude worked for S&H Green Stamps for her first job, she then worked in the food service industry for 30 years until she retired. Gertrude loved thrift store shopping, spending time with her children & grandchildren. she brought so much joy to everyone she met and due to her outgoing, bright and caring spirit, there are so many friends we cannot even begin to list them. She was predeceased by her 3 brothers Rudy, Hansi, and Fredel, 1 sister Mitzi; and her best friend Rosemary Rooks.

Left to cherish her memory are her 4 children, Billy Rooks, Alice Livesay, Jim Rooks, and Barbara Hollis.

With our extended family she gained 2 daughters she loved, Myra Labens and Lisa Gregory. 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and her former husband and friend Albert Rooks and good friend Kathryn French. Gertrude also had her beloved fur baby Prissy. At Gertrude's request there will not be a service. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the American Cancer Society or any Animal rescue or shelter.

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Bonnie Hyler

August 7, 2018

Trudy was my good friend and neighbor. She touched my life and my heart from the first time we met and we became fast friends. Trudy had such a love of life and laughter and was always so upbeat. We shared a lot of good conversations and yes, the glass of wine. She was my dog walking partner and we would talk about whatever was happening in each other’s lives. She would always stop by and show me her bargains she would find at the thrift stores or tell me about her winnings from the scratch off lottery tickets or her trips to Delaware or Moyock to play the slots. I loved Trudy dearly and there will always be a part of my heart that belongs only to her. Be at peace my dear friend, I will surely miss you!

Myra Labens

August 6, 2018

Gertrude and I formed a bond when I was a young teenager that grew with the years. She always made me laugh with her crazy self. She was always there to give me advice and encourage me to be strong. I will miss our talks. Fly high with my momma Gertrude.

Kathryn French

August 6, 2018

I have so many memories of my dear friend. I can't begin to express how much Trudy meant to me and my family. I am beyond blessed to have had her in our lives. She loved her family, her friends and all of her beloved pets. She was always giving to others and when she did it made her so happy her face would just light up. We shared good conversations and good laughs over many cups of coffee and glasses of wine. I will miss her dearly. I love you Trudy - xoxox until I see you again ❤️