Gertrude Blasberg Obituary

Gertrude Dina Blasberg
Gertrude Dina Blasberg

January 17, 1926 - December 10, 2018
Born in Germany
Resided in Sunnyvale, California


Gertrude Dina Blasberg passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on December 10, 2018.

Gertrude was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on January 17, 1926 to Gustav Ambrosius and Therese Börner. She grew up above the neighborhood grocery store that her father owned and operated, and she helped to run it. During World War II she survived the intensive Allied bombing, and after the war was introduced through mutual friends to Pete Blasberg, a German-born American G.I. They met on March 3, 1946 at the Frankfurt Zoo café, and were married on April 8, 1947, marking the start of a marriage that was to last 71 years. They settled in Chicago where Pete had grown up, and Gertrude became an American citizen in 1950. They moved to Kansas City in 1959 and then to Sunnyvale in 1966. She maintained the household (including handling the family finances) and raised four children. After the youngest left for college, she began to volunteer as a library aide at Stocklmeir Elementary School, and upon the retirement of her supervisor, Gertrude was promoted to librarian, a salaried position she held until her retirement in 1990. Gertrude was an avid gardener, had a talent for sewing, knitting and needlework, and especially enjoyed crocheting afghans for her family.

Gertrude was predeceased by her son-in-law John Wellington and is survived by her husband Peter, her children Michael (Barbara) of New York City, Steven (Janice) of San Jose, Teresa of Los Angeles, and Eva Wellington of Redwood City, as well as her grandchildren, Amy, Lisa, Eric, and Roxanne.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday January 21, 2019 at 10:00A.M at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Avenue, Sunnyvale.

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Memorial Service
Lima & Campagna Mortuaries Sunnyvale Mortuary
1315 Hollenbeck Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA US 94087
Monday, January 21, 2019
10:00 AM