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March 30, 2012 - 4:40pm

Gertrude (Wolfer) Saunders

posted by T.J. Woodward.

Gertrude Wolfer Saunders, 97 of Perry, died March 29, 2012 at the Eastside Nursing Facility in Warsaw where she had been residing. She was born February 13, 1915 in Hume, NY to the late Edd (Louisa Gilbert) Wolfer. After graduating from Houghton College in 1935. Gertrude taught music in several rural schools in Allegany and Wyoming counties and was a life insurance agent for Baptist Life Association in Buffalo for many years. In 1937 she married Vernon Saunders in Caneadea they were married for 70 ½ years. The couple lived for a few years in Great Valley, Hinsdale, and Franklinville where Vernon taught mathematics. In 1943 they moved to Perry. Perry Baptist Church has been their church home. Gertrude has been a part of the musical ministry in the church serving as choir director and organist for over 50 years. She is preceded in death by her husband Vernon Saunders who died in 2008, two sisters Erma Wild and Beulah Neygus along with a brother Duane Wolfer.

She is survived by her 4 sons Mark of Retsof, Stephen (Diane) of Pittsford, Dan of New York City, and Dwight (Linny) of Phoenix, AZ; a sister-in-law Maxine Saunders of Wellsville; 12 grandchildren Stephen (Gina) Saunders Jr., Abigail (Ryan) Quisenberry, Tyler (Sarah) Saunders, Autumn (Karl Hujus) Saunders, Emma Lee, Graham, Liberty, Jubilee, Isaiah, Elizabeth, Elijah, and Ruby Grace Saunders, 4 great-grandchildren Nikolas and Salvatore Saunders, Finley Quisenberry, and Charlotte Saunders.

Family and Friends are invited to call from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Sunday April 1st at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 12:00 Noon Funeral Services will be held on Monday April 2nd at the Baptist Church of Perry. Interment will take place in Glenwood Cemetery Perry, NY.

Memorials be made to the care of Orphans at International Voice of the Orphan. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.

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