Gertrude Eiler

Obituary of Gertrude Southworth Eiler

Gertrude Southworth Eiler , a longtime resident of Syracuse , New York passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the age of 99. She is the mother of William, Nancy (deceased), George, and James Phelps. Trudy, as she was known, is the sister of the late John VanDuyn Southworth and Nancy Agee .Additionally, she has eleven grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Trudy was born and raised in Syracuse, New York and attended Goodyear Burlingame School in Syracuse, New York, Emma Willard School in Troy, New York, National Cathedral in Washington, DC and Wellesley College in Massachusetts. During her lifetime, Trudy was deeply involved in almost every facet of her father 's company , the Iroquois Publishing Company. She also ran a gift shop/art gallery in Cuyler New York and served as the first Registrar of Onondaga Community College. In 1990 she started Pine Grove Press at age 75 and ran that company until she was 85. While in Syracuse in her later years she was a member of DeWitt Community Church. In 2004 she moved to Friendship Village in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania. Private services were held at Oakwood Cemetery Syracuse on Nov.26th. Contributions may be made to DeWitt Community Church 3600 Erie Blvd.E.,DeWitt, NY 13214. Condolences
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