BOARDMAN, Ohio – Gertrude Amrhein, 85, a long time resident of Youngstown,Ohio passed away at Hospice House, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 peacefully with her family around her.
She enjoyed 50 years of marriage with Erwin Amrhein, whom she married Feb. 1, 1946 and he passed away Dec. 12, 1995, with whom she operated a family business, Ohio Color Inc. for 52 years.
She is survived by a daughter, Dagmar, with whom she made her home; grandchildren, Matthew B. Cook of Cleveland, Ohio Michael Joseph Cook of Phoenix, Derek J. Cook of Youngstown, Ohio, Dagmar Goleno of Austintown, Ohio and Madonna Cook of Boardman, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Victoria Cook, Christian, Vincent and Nathan Goleno, Derek Cook Jr., Vincent Cook and Olivia Moschella; and a sister, who is a nun, Sch. Sonja of Dresden, Germany.
Gertrude was born in Germany and came to the United States in 1950, with her husband and daughter, and to this area in 1952.
She worked at the Youngstown Public Library before working with her husband in the family business. She and her husband retired to Florida for 11 years, returning to Youngstown, Ohio after his passing.
She enjoyed ballroom dancing, music, making chocolate and was a whiz in the kitchen. She befriended everyone and loved children and animals. Gertrude was a member of the Association of Research and Enlightenment, assisted at watercolor classes and was a helper at Mollie Kessler School.
Her hospitality and bright personality will be missed by all who will remember her as “Omi.”
Services will be 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the McCauley Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Youngstown, Ohio.
The family will receive guests from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
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