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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

 

TRUDY A. DERSE, GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, FORMERLY OF MILFORD, PENNSYLVANIA

Trudy A. Derse BORN: August 10, 1935 DIED: January 2, 2013 LOCATION: Georgetown, Texas Trudy A. Derse, of Georgetown, Texas, has been called home by our Heavenly Father on January 2, 2013, at the age of 77. She was born to John and Albertina (Neidhardt) Sattler in New York City on August 10, 1935. On June 19, 1955 Trudy Sattler became the bride of Robert E. Derse in Port Jervis, New York. They lived in southern New Jersey until 1978 when they moved to Milford, Pa. They then retired to Georgetown, Texas in 2003. Anyone who ever met Trudy appreciated her sense of humor and zest for life. Those whose lives she touched knew her as a woman of faith and family. Her daily life demonstrated her generosity, integrity and strong work ethic. Trudy held a variety of volunteer and professional positions in her life. She was instrumental in the success of the family owned business, Wilder Manufacturing Company, in Port Jervis, NY. One of her greatest joys was being the owner of Itch to Stitch, a retail needle arts shop in Milford. Because of her strong commitment to community and service she volunteered on numerous boards and committees throughout her life, including the Ingeborg A. Biondo Trust, Community Concerts of N.J., United Methodist Women, and the Music Committee at the Methodist Church in Milford. She was past president of Business and Professional Women's Club and was the Chairman of the Burlington County Girl Scout Cookie Campaign. She was blessed with a beautiful soprano voice and enjoyed using her gift as an active member of Methodist Church Choirs for most of her adult life. Along with raising her two children, Trudy and Bob hosted exchange students from all over the world throughout the years. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Robert E. Derse, her daughter Susan Mink and her husband Lee of Leesburg, Va., her son, David Derse and his wife Vicki of Yorba Linda, Calif., 5 grandchildren 1 great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Ingeborg A Biondo. Memorials may be made in her memory to The Ingeborg A. Biondo Trust ,P.O. Box 231, Milford, Pa. 18337, The Wesleyan at Scenic, 2001 Scenic Drive, Georgetown, Tx 78626 or Cure PSP, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, 4500 San Pablo Rd., Jacksonville, Fl 32224, Graveside services will be held at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY on Saturday, April 6 at 1:30 PM. Rev. Dr. Donald Derse will officiate. Following there will be a celebration of her life at the Dimmick Inn in Milford, Pa. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com

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