Gertrude Harrer

Gertrude M. Harrer

1918 - 2008

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Gertrude M. Harrer, 89, of Brimfield St., passed away Sunday, September 14, 2008 at the Martin Luther Nursing Home. She was born in Jordanville on November 2, 1918, the daughter of Raymond and Mabel Casler Mumford. Gert graduated from Owen D. Young High School and St. Lukes School of Nursing in 1939. During the war she served as a nurse at Savage Arms before working at St. Lukes Hospital. She was employed with Dr. Roger Moore for 10 years and finished her nursing career with Oneida County. On July 1, 1944, she was united in marriage to David R. Harrer. Mr. Harrer died August 4, 2002. Gertrude was a volunteer at Hospice and with the American Red Cross for many years. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Clinton, where she was a 50 year member of the Altar Guild. She is survived by her three sons and a daughter-in-law, Bruce D. Harrer of North Ridge, OH, Wayne Harrer of West Chester, OH and Gary and Barbara Harrer of Whitesboro; her grandchildren, Jonathan Smoulcey of Chadwicks and Jason Smoulcey of Whitesboro; her brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Olive Mumford of Herkimer; and her nieces and nephews Keith, Kay, Janet and Ray. She was predeceased by her husband, her daughter Gail Louise, and her brother and sister-in-law, Orville and Eva Mumford. Memorial Services will be held 11am Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at St James Episcopal Church, Williams St., Clinton. Private burial for the family will be in Crown Hill Memorial Park. There will be no public calling hours. Arrangements by Owens-Pavlot Funeral Service, Inc., Clinton. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to C.O.C.V.A.C, Box 399, Clark Mills, NY 13321 or a charity of your choice. We thank the nurses and staff of the Willoway and Gordon units at the Martin Luther Nursing Home for their professional and loving care, especially Rebecca for her compassion during our mothers passing.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Gertrude
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc.