Gertrude Ulam 1922-2013

CHAMPION – Gertrude “Gert” Ulam, 90, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at her son’s residence.

Gertrude was born July 28, 1922, in Meadville, Pa., the daughter of William and Gertrude A. Irlam.

She came to the Warren area in 1941, following her marriage to Richard J. Ulam, and retired from Klingemier Sparkle Market in Champion as a service center manager after 10 years. She previously worked at Lordstown Depot as the motor pool supervisor during World War II.

She was a member of St. William Church and enjoyed oil painting, gardening, candy making and bowling.

Gertrude is survived by her children, Sandee (David) Hardman of Hartford, Carol (Kenneth) Yarwick of Howland, Sue (Terry) Stinedurf of Champion, Nancy (Dan) McCarthy of Columbia, Md., and Rick (Debbie) Ulam of New Springfield; grandchildren, Chris, Heather, Aimee (Matt), Tracee, Stacee (Travis), Stephen, Lauren and Richard N.; and three great-grandchildren, soon to be four.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard J. Ulam, who passed away June 27, 1972; sister, Hilda Howell; and two brothers, William and Arnold Irlam.

Family and friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel in Warren, where there will be a service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Tim O’Niell officiating.

Entombment will be in All Souls Cemetery, Cortland, following the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, (NLEOMF), 901 E. Street N.W., Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20004.

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