February 25, 1949 - June 28, 2020
FLORIST NOTE: PLEASE DELIVER ALL ARRANGEMENTS BY 3PM TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020 TO OUR LEWES LOCATION. Reflections on a life well lived Gertrude Schmidt, age 71 of Milton, DE, passed away peacefully, following a courageous battle with cancer, on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at her home surrounded by those who loved her. She was born on February 25, 1949 in Suffern, NY, daughter of the late Kurt and Gertrude (Emrich) Bauch. Gertrude started her career as an EKG Technician at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J. and retired as the billing manager for Town Medical Associates in Verona, N.J. She enjoyed an unrivaled professional reputation for her exceptional knowledge of medical insurance, but more importantly, she was widely respected for her courtesy and commitment given to patients during their time of need. After 37 dedicated years in the medical field, Gertrude retired to Milton, D.E. in 2009 and instantly become a pillar within the Holland Mills community. She was well known for frequently helping her neighbors and volunteered at the local Cheer Center by preparing meals for those unable to cook for themselves. Gertrude met and married her soulmate later in life. What they lacked in time, they made up for with love. In twenty-five short years, they loved a lifetime. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her. At five feet tall, Gertrude may have been slight in stature, but she was larger than life in person. Gertrude is survived by her beloved husband, Mark S. Schmidt. A devoted mother, she leaves behind a loving son, John (Camille) and cherished daughter, Melissa. Gertrude was the matriarch of an extended family that includes her step son, Mark (Alexis) and step-daughter Michelle (Matt). She showered an immeasurable amount of love on her ten grandchildren: John, Paul, Taylor, Jordyn, Tommy, Dominick, Nicholas, Xavier, Isabelle, and Asher. Gertrude will be mourned by her second family of devoted “Lower Slower” friends that include: Jeannie, Carol Ann, Marie, Adrianna, Joyce, Sandy, Betsy, Ginny, Jimmy, Lidel, Tony, John, and Bill. A memorial service will be held on July 15, 2020 at 2:00 PM, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes, DE, where friends may visit beginning at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Gertrude’s memory to Delaware Hospice, recognizing the dedication of the nursing and support staff that showered Gertrude with kind and tender care: 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Please sign the online guestbook located on the tribute page.
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