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Gertrude Respecki Crynock, age 89, of Erie, passed away Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at Golden Living Center - Western Reserve. Born December 7, 1922 in Erie she was the daughter of the late Edward and Martha Bielinski Respecki.
Gertrude was a graduate of St. Benedict\'s Academy in 1941. She worked in the office at Penn Union and was proud of tending to all the needs of her family as a homemaker. She was a parishioner at St. Mary\'s Church and then in later years belonged to St. Mark the Evangelist Church in Lawrence Park. She was also the caretaker and housekeeper at St. Mary\'s Church for many years.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, David L. Crynock; a daughter, Cynthia J. Crynock; and a brother, Edward Respecki.
Survivors include two sisters, Delphina Trambley and Janet Benovic; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Respecki; a niece, Laurie Cooper, husband Dennis, and their children Rebecca, Jamie, and Justin; a nephew, Brian Benovic, wife Cindy, and their daughter, Ashley; a cousin, Jackie Ennis, husband Caryle; and a dear friend, Lori Sailor all of Erie.
A Memorial Mass will be held for Gertrude on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at St. Mark the Evangelist Church, 695 Smithson Ave. at 11 a.m. Burial will be private at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie, PA 16501 or Maria House Projects, 1701 Parade Street, Erie, PA 16501.
Arrangements are under the direction of Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street at Greengarden Boulevard.