Gertrude Anna McDonald passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020, at Phoebe Richland Health Care Center in Richlandtown, PA. She was 80.
Born March 1, 1940, in New York, New York, daughter of the late Gottfried Schulte and Anna (Kolesar) Schulte. Gertrude was the beloved wife of Douglas H. McDonald celebrating 60 years of marriage on November 21, 2019.
She resided in the Quakertown area for 5 years and previously in New Tripoli, PA and Solebury, PA. Gertrude attended Upper Moreland Schools, graduated from Central Bucks West in 1958 and attended Bucks County Community College.
Being with family was a joy. She was a loving, caring mother and nana. She was a great listener and many friends also felt her kindness and love.
Retired from New Hope-Solebury School District, where she was a teaching assistant in the high school Special Education Department. She loved the children and truly enjoyed her work. Gertrude loved gardening and was a talented artist. Even after becoming a quadriplegic, she continued painting with her mouth.
Along with her husband, survivors are sons Wayne McDonald (Victoria) and Gregg McDonald (Denise Monachelli), grandchildren Madeline, Ian and Gavin. Brother Gottfried (Fred) Schulte (Mary Ellen) and brother-in-law Samuel McDonald (Susan). Also nephews, a niece, great nieces, great nephews and family in England,
Germany, Canada and Ohio.
Burial service will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to: ChristopherReeve.org/donate
or mail to:
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
636 Morris Turnpike Suite 3A
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Please note Gertrude McDonald on the check.
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