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344 N. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-348-8930
Fax: 215-348-0680
Gertrude Anna (Schulte) McDonald

Gertrude Anna (Schulte) McDonald

March 1, 1940 June 8, 2020

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Obituary for Gertrude Anna (Schulte) McDonald

Gertrude Anna McDonald passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020, at Phoebe Richland Health Care Center in Richlandtown, PA. She was 80.

Born March 1, 1940, in New York, New York, daughter of the late Gottfried Schulte and Anna (Kolesar) Schulte. Gertrude was the beloved wife of Douglas H. McDonald celebrating 60 years of marriage on November 21, 2019.

She resided in the Quakertown area for 5 years and previously in New Tripoli, PA and Solebury, PA. Gertrude attended Upper Moreland Schools, graduated from Central Bucks West in 1958 and attended Bucks County Community College.

Being with family was a joy. She was a loving, caring mother and nana. She was a great listener and many friends also felt her kindness and love.

Retired from New Hope-Solebury School District, where she was a teaching assistant in the high school Special Education Department. She loved the children and truly enjoyed her work. Gertrude loved gardening and was a talented artist. Even after becoming a quadriplegic, she continued painting with her mouth.

Along with her husband, survivors are sons Wayne McDonald (Victoria) and Gregg McDonald (Denise Monachelli), grandchildren Madeline, Ian and Gavin. Brother Gottfried (Fred) Schulte (Mary Ellen) and brother-in-law Samuel McDonald (Susan). Also nephews, a niece, great nieces, great nephews and family in England,
Germany, Canada and Ohio.

Burial service will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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636 Morris Turnpike Suite 3A
Short Hills, NJ 07078
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Tracy Ferguson

Rest easy Gertie! Much love to the family
Tracy downing Ferguson
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Carol N.

My heart broke when I heard the news of Gertrude's passing. She was the sweetest, most down-to-earth woman I know. She was a colleague and a friend. She faced her physical challenges with grace. RIP, Gertrude. My since condolences to her family. Love, Carol Norwood
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Annette Schweiger

I am so sorry to find out about Gerts passing. We grew up together in Fulmor Heights Pa I remember Gert as a fun kid who was so smart and energetic! Her Mother took care of us as kids So many great memories!
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Joan Funk

Prayers for our darling Gertrude. An amazing woman, loved by all. We will keep wonderful memories in our hearts forever. She was a gift from God.
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