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Gertrude S. Childs

March 22, 2013
Salem News

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Gertrude S. Childs, 98, of Euclid, Ohio, died March 4, 2013, at her home.

Born Aug. 16, 1914, in Rochester, N. Y., she was the daughter of Jacob Gaser and Pauline (Mergel) Gaser.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred J. Gaser.

Her first husband, Lorin A. Shepard Sr., whom she married June 19, 1937, preceded her in death in 1970. Her second husband, Phillip Childs, whom she married on July 28, 1973, preceded her in death in 1993.

Mrs. Childs had been employed at and retired in 1974 from the purchasing and accounts payable departments at General Electric/Nela Park in Cleveland, Ohio.

She was Catholic by faith and had attended the Beechland Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a member of the Eastern Stars and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW.

Survivors include her sons, Lorin A. (Marcia) Shepard Jr. of Salem and Henry J. (Mary) Shepard of Mentor; two grandchildren, Michael (Laura) Shepard and Christopher Shepard and two great-grandchildren, Daniel and Ava Shepard.

Funeral services were held March 8, 2013, at Brickman Bros. Funeral Home in Willoughby, Ohio. Burial was at Acacia Park Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio.


(Paid obituary)



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