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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Gertrude M. Sandell, 87, Falconer, NY

Gertrude M. Sandell, 87, of Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of 20 Morgan St., Falconer died at 11:08 a.m. Monday (June 9, 2008) in WCA Hospital.

She was born March 28, 1921, in Liberty, Pa., and was the daughter of the late LeRoy and Florence Reed Shaw.

In earlier years, Gertrude had been employed by American Toy in Coudersport, Crescent Tool and Polly’s Dress Shop, retiring in 1983.

She is survived by her husband, Verdun E. Sandell, whom she married August 12, 1983, in Frewsburg; two sons: Frank L. (Jane) Pekarski of Falconer and Brant A.(Drucilla) Pekarski of Coudersport; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Lewis Shaw of Olean; four sisters: Ethel Reed, Hazel Yahel and Carolyn Piccarello all of Olean and Yuvonne Setzer of Coudersport.

She was preceded in death by two sisters: Viva Millman and Inez Setzer; and three brothers: Charles, Chester, Benton and Clifford Shaw.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Falconer Funeral Home. Frann Wilson Pastoral Assistant of Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church, 317 W. Everett St., Falconer, NY 14733 or to The Salvation Army, 83 S. Main St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

Visit our Web site at www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.

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