Gertrude F. Bohne

May 12, 1939April 8, 2013

Gertrude F. Bohne, 73 of Emerson and Norwich, NY passed away on April 8, 2013 at Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ. Gertrude was a service representative for Bell Atlantic/ Verizon for many years and a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She is survived by her daughter, Kim McKersie; her sister, Helen Harding and her husband John; her grandchildren, Douglas Werner, Kenneth, Brian and Gregory McKersie and Megan Castro and her husband Darwin and her great grandson, Charles. A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday from 2-4pm at the Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood, NJ Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or to the Emerson Fire Department in her memory.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, April 14, 2013

Gertrude F. Bohne

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A friend

April 16, 2013


You were and will always be the life of the party, the smile on all of our faces and the toast of the town!

You will always be loved and remembered whenever we hoist a drink and silently hear that chant in the back of our minds - GRAN-NY GRAN-NY GRAN-NY GRAN-NY!

You will always be loved and fondly remembered!

Helen & John Harding

April 15, 2013

Trudy, remember when we were young and we were going on vacation.Daddy needed a haircut and thought he treat himself to a shave at the same time.Well every town we went through barber shop was closed.His whiskers were getting long. We were in the back seat blowing bubbles and Dad asked for some bubble gum. He blew a gigantic bubble and started to say look when it burst all over his whiskers. He was picking gum off his face for at least a week.This was our typical family outing.
Love and miss you already
Your loving sister Helen and John

Megan & Darwin Castro

April 15, 2013

Granny, I have started this entry over a handful of times. It is difficult for me to imagine one day without one of your daily calls enter my cell phone, seeing your beautiful face, or hearing your soft squeeky voice asking how my day is. For our whole lives, we have had YOU to run to with of all of our gossip and you never judged, just listened. Although you never kept any of it a secret, for some reason, we still trusted you with them. ;) I will continue to trust you will all my heart & be sure to let you know every silly thing that Charley does & every step along the way with all of your future great grandchildren who follow including the one on the way.
Please take care of us with all the love you have in your heart & give us all your blessings
<3 We love you so much and we will join you up there someday <3

Johnny and Denise Harding

April 15, 2013

Aunt Trudy, your wit, wisdom and love for all has touched many lives. You will live on in our hearts forever. I know you were smiling down upon us all at your memorial yesterday as we all shared our memories. You taught us all how to live with honor, strength and dignity no matter what the world sent our way. You are truly one of those very rare people who was beautiful inside and out. I know you are now a Guardian Angel to every single one of us and taking care of us as we live our separate lives, yet still keeping close family ties, exactly as you would've wanted it. We love you more than words could ever express.

Doug Harding

April 14, 2013

At this time of sadness, I feel we should remember how Aunt Trudy enriched our lives and revel in the joy she has left each one of us. I have a lifetime of memories of her, which make me smile today. May Aunt Trudy rest peacefully.

michelle manzer

April 14, 2013

So sorry for your loss.

Pat Vesperman

April 14, 2013

My mom Norma Killian spent many years working with Trudy at good old NJB and has many fond memories of those times. I was able to work with her at the end of her career in Teaneck and always could count on her to brighten the most miserable of days. We will always remember her laugh and great sense of humor. Condolences to the family.

Peggy LaSala-Cacciola

April 13, 2013

Kim, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the happy times your mom & I had at the phone co.Peggy

Marilyn Carlin

April 12, 2013

With wonderful remembrances of you and your parents and great sorrow for never having the opportunity to thank you for putting up with my shenanigans at Pascack Valley Regional High School.
My thoughts are of you and with your family in their time of sorrow.
Marilyn Rothschild Carlin

Eric Rosenzweig

April 10, 2013

We love you Granny, you played such an important role in so many lives. I will miss everything from the food fights with tardy waiters to transplanting "octa lie be zeit" for you over and over. You let us do many crazy things at your house and even when you weren't okay with it you pushed us to finish it, even if it meant you had to drive us to get more extinguishers. We will miss you